Aphex Twin ‎– Melodies From Mars

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Tracklist

1 Untitled 3:19
2 Fingerbib (Demo Version) 4:16
3 Untitled 2:20
4 Untitled 4:14
5 Untitled 5:14
6 Untitled 3:52
7 Untitled 4:03
8 Logan Rock Witch (Demo Version) 4:21
9 Untitled 4:33
10 Untitled 5:12
11 Untitled 2:55
12 Untitled 1:30

Notes

This is an unreleased Aphex Twin album that was given to friends at Rephlex and Warp Records.

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAT 087 LP Aphex Twin Melodies From Mars(LP, TP, W/Lbl) Rephlex CAT 087 LP UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Aphex Twin Melodies From Mars (Unreleased)(CDr, Ltd, RP, Unofficial) Unreal Records Canada Inc. none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Aphex Twin Melodies From Mars (Unreleased)(CDr, Ltd, Unofficial) Unreal Records Canada Inc. none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Aphex Twin Mellotron From Uranus(Cass, Unofficial) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version

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wildblunthickok

wildblunthickok

November 25, 2018
Melodies From Mars was a mid-90s demo Richard made to hand out to video game makers in the hopes of getting work scoring videogames. I think GTA San Andreas was the first game to feature his music (an edit of Windowlicker with the heavy part at the end removed) but I don't think he's ever gotten to be the only musician on a game.
Mp3's of the demo were released on one of the top 3 Aphex Twin fan websites on Jan 1st 2000 as a "new years present" from the site owner but was taken down after a cease and desist from either rephlex or warp. I assumed at the time that it was the first widespread leak of the album but I could be wrong about that. Certainly it wasn't included in the "everything by Aphex Twin" leak I found in 1996, and that one was so comprehensive it even had Analogue Bubblebath 5 (despite some noobies thinking the 2005 leak was the first leak of AB5).
Note that the 1995 date attributed to the earliest test print would explain why early mixes of Fingerbib and Logan Rock Witch are on there. The album the finished versions of those songs are from (Richard D James Album) was a 1996 release.
Also note that there are 2 versions of the album, one with 11 tracks, another with 12 tracks and a different track order. The one leaked on Jan 1st 2000 was the 11 track version. In addition Richard has said he still wants to release the album but has been adding to it since then, so if he does release it then it will be a 3rd version. Hopefully he will restore track 11's position as the closing track.
TheRealTrevor

TheRealTrevor

July 13, 2016

My uncle has one of these. It is rare, right?
Bloni3

Bloni3

November 23, 2015
Okay, all you folks don't have a legit copy of this. there aren't that many around hahahaha
sloanster

sloanster

February 21, 2015
Good point Chemistricide, I'd like to know where these titles came from as well, I assumed the cassettes given to friends were untitled??????
Chemistricide

Chemistricide

February 17, 2015
Where were the track names found? I thought they were all untitled.
starbux

starbux

October 25, 2013

Best Aphex Twin album in my opinion.
notpartofanyscene

notpartofanyscene

November 1, 2010
Hi, does anybody know who did the cover art for this? Or where this image comes from?
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=221892
Thanks!