Aphex Twin ‎– Drukqs

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Warp Records ‎– WARPLP92
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4 × Vinyl, 12", Album, 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A 01 Jynweythek Ylow 2:23
A 02 Vordhosbn 4:51
A 03 Kladfvgbung Micshk 2:06
A 04 Strotha Tynhe 2:12
B 01 Omgyjya Switch7 4:52
B 02 Gwely Mernans 5:08
C 01 Cock/Ver10 5:18
C 02 Bbydhyonchord 2:33
C 03 Orban Eq Trx4 1:35
D 01 Mt Saint Michel Mix+St Michaels Mount 8:10
D 02 Beskhu3epnm 2:10
E 01 Aussois 0:13
E 02 Hy A Scullyas Lyf A Dhagrow 2:14
E 03 Kesson Daslef 1:21
E 04 Avril 14th 2:05
E 05 Gwarek2 6:46
F 01 54 Cymru Beats 6:06
F 02 Btoum-Roumada 1:58
F 03 Lornaderek 0:31
F 04 Penty Harmonium 1:27
F 05 Prep Gwarlek 3b 1:19
F 06 Father 0:57
F 07 Petiatil Cx Htdui 2:11
G 01 Meltphace 6 6:24
G 02 Bit4 0:25
G 03 Taking Control 7:13
G 04 Ruglen Holon 1:49
H 01 Afx237 V7 4:23
H 02 Ziggomatic V17 8:35
H 03 Nanou2 3:25

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Made in England.

Comes in a 12" x 17" box. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Sides A, B, C & D play at 45 RPM.
Sides E, F, G & H play at 33 ⅓ RPM.

Track times are not provided on side D, taken from WARPCD92.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021603 092112
  • Label Code: LC02070
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Stamped): 08 47254 20 1A1 WARPLP 92
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Stamped): 08 47254 20 1B1 WARPLP 92
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout, Stamped): 08 47254 20 1C1 WARPLP 92
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout, Stamped): 08 47254 20 1D1 WARPLP 92
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E Runout, Stamped): 08 47254 20 1E1 WARPLP 92
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F Runout, Stamped): 08 47254 20 1F1 WARPLP 92
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G Runout, Stamped): 08 47254 20 1G1 WARPLP-92
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H Runout, Stamped): 08 47254 20 1H1 WARPLP 92

Other Versions (5 of 31) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD92 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WARPCD92, RTD126.3568.2 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records (2), Zomba Records (2) WARPCD92, RTD126.3568.2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
WARPCDD 92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(30xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD 92 UK 2007
WARP 92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCDr, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARP 92 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCass, Album, Promo) Warner Music Japan none Japan 2001 Sell This Version

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MOS2000

MOS2000

May 20, 2017
Is there a way to tell the misprint from this version only by looking at the outside? They share the same cat# and packaging if I investigated correctly...
May have the chance to buy a still sealed box, but we can not open it to look what is inside... then the box will not be "sealed" anymore of course. :D
Sure would be funny to own the misprint - but I really like to own the "complete" original version to complete my AT collection... difficult release in every way!
THX for suggestions...
shakitney

shakitney

August 19, 2016

Hi ! can anyone help me ? I think I have this version because of the identifiers that match, but when I look at the pictures, I realize that my version of the box can't be widely open. It has an inner card retainer but no Aphex Twin logo die-cut on it like on the Limited edition. Can someone confirm that the last picture of this release is a broken box and all other boxes can't be opened like that ?
asssss

asssss

July 29, 2016
An emotional and brilliant masterpiece with an epic scope. The vinyl edition's mixed up tracklist kind of ruins it though; stick to the CD.
windowlicker79

windowlicker79

November 28, 2015
Is there any difference in the quality of the pressing between this and WARPLP92X "Limited Audiophile Vinyl Version"?
It'd be nice to have the limited edition version with all the extra stuff, but I'll only really pay the extra if it actually sounds any better. Otherwise I'll just buy this one.
MajorasMask

MajorasMask

August 16, 2015
I can't describe this album. It's such a warm, yet sad album to listen to. In between the hyperactive, bouncy beats, you can see the emotion that really went into it.
grain

grain

February 9, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Monumental.

On first impressions, I thought maybe he could have done this on one album, by perhaps condensing it to just the more obviously infectous tracks.

But those tracks which don't grab you at first surely grow on you.
From prepared piano of Kladfvgbung Micshk, and gentle classical grace of Strotha Tynhe - to the electronic drum savagery of Cock Ver10 and Ziggomatic V17... There's as much here for the electroacoustic fanatic as there is for the chemically-induced hardcore nutbag.

That's probably the problem for some listeners... but for those with a wider appreciation of music - absolutley essential listening.

sharptone

sharptone

October 19, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
It seems like Aphex Twin's last 'proper' album (not including 26 remixes) for Warp split fans down the middle. A lot of people criticised the album for it's lack of consistency - including both furious drill'n'bass numbers alongside light & dark 'prepared' piano pieces. cunfused a lot of people. Many said the work was outdated or that it was James' idea to releases a poor album so that Warp would have no hesitation in splitting with him.
WRONG! This is Aphex's finest album (although I don't include SAW2 cause its too different to compare). In my opinion it certainly seperates the part-timers from those who are prepared to put the time and effort in to get to know an albums intricacies.
Firstly, it's quite differnt to his previous RDJ & ICBYD. They were great albums but quite a raw sound. Here, the production is better, crisper and the edits tighter.
I think the comment s about this being some sort of severence tool with Warp and/or an Album that Richard cared little about is bollocks.
There's 2 basic styles on here for starters, two CD's and he's gone to the trouble of learning about a complely new tool - the prepared piano (been discussed elsewhere) as well as the fact that he's gone to the trouble of getting it cut really well (even better for the ltd edition!) - doesn't sound like someone who doesn't give a shit does it.
The album is vast and complex. On the one hand you've got the instrumental pieces partly done with the piano, although unlike anything you will have heard by Aphex previously:
The album starts with a great track 'Jynweythek' - very nostalgia inducing, later on the track 'Gwely Mernans' is reminiscent of SAW2 and some such as 'Avril 14th' are genuinely uplifting. One of the most interesting is 'Gwarek2'. Probably the scariest tune he's ever done. It doesn't just sound like a horror soundtrack it actually sounds like the film itself. It's actually got a recording of a woman that sounds like she's being tortured. I wouldn't recommend listening to it in a K-hole, put it like that!
The rest of the album are the 'proper' songs. They kind of sound like Analord only on 45 and better! The beauty of buying the vinyl is that you can listen to them on both speeds - definately what was intended (just listen to them and you'll know what I mean) whaich means you get an absolutley HUGE and original album for your money.
The only bad thing is the box is way to big for the vinyl, but it's not exactly a deal-breaker!
Stoffeler10

Stoffeler10

April 12, 2005
edited over 8 years ago

How far can too far go ?
The people of Warp Records were probably thinking of this advertising slogan from "From Dusk Till Dawn" when they released this. And this avenue led to the goal. But in my opinion, this whole thing is an absurdity from start to finish: The size of the box comparing to the content. The amount of records. Yes, AND the music.
I know, there are people here, who think this is RDJ`s masterpiece, but I can`t follow them. Except three or four tracks , this-for me-is just a compilation of left-overs wrapped in a huge package to make it extraordinary and to place it as a collectors item.


Franklin

Franklin

March 16, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

'Drukqs' straddles infuriating frustration and pure entertainment with ease. The camp is always going to be split along the genius/gargabe lines (although personally I do love a bit of Mt Saint Michel Mix+St Michaels Mount on 33...), but what is quite obvious is RDJ's reluctance to get commercially involved, especially after the media frenzy over Come To Daddy and Windowlicker.

Rumour has it that RDJ has no interest whatsoever in fulfilling his contract with Warp, and only release Drukqs because he left an ipod (titled '1000 unrealsed aphex twin tracks') on an aeroplane, and panicked, thinking it was going to get out on the internet.
selectahmassive

selectahmassive

March 16, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

This is Richard D. James masterpiece. His analord series ( which I highly recommend ) is merely a gimmick compared to this seminal piece of music. From sounds of beauty to sounds of sadness and fear this album is surely ( as it is rumoured ) James' last will and testament. I hope for more in the future, ( I just wish I had a valve amplifier to listen to Analord, maybe then it would be different )