Aphex Twin ‎– On

Warp Records ‎– WAP 39
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP


A1 On 7:12
A2 73-Yips 4:19
B1 D-Scape 6:58
B2 Xepha 5:46

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This E.P. is part 1 of a 2 part series.
Packaged in a gatefold sleeve.

All published by Chrysalis Music.
Made in England.
℗ 1993 Warp Records
© 1993 Warp Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021603 039063
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching A): WAP 39-A₂
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching B): WAP 39-B₂

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP 39 CD Aphex Twin On(CD, EP, RP, Whi) Warp Records WAP 39 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
WAP 39 CDR Aphex Twin On (Remixes)(CD, EP, M/Print, Bla) Warp Records WAP 39 CDR UK 1993 Sell This Version
WAP 39 Aphex Twin On(12", EP) Warp Records WAP 39 UK 1993 Sell This Version
WAP 39 CDR Aphex Twin On (Remixes)(CD, EP, RE) Warp Records, Warp Records WAP 39 CDR UK Unknown Sell This Version
9 41217-2 Aphex Twin On(CD, Maxi, FLP) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 41217-2 US 1994 Sell This Version


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January 24, 2018
These track all DO something. The treble frequencies create sensations. These EPs should be listed to at volume to achieve maximum effects. My children love this music too.


January 13, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
The gatefold center spread artwork sort of resembles a Francis Bacon triptych. The EP itself, I bought it back at the time of release, still I am unimpressed by it. On is nice, but check out the awesome Reload and Paradinas mixes, those are the definite versions. 73-Yips and Xepha sounds like left overs from his earlier hardcore days, D-Scape could maybe pass as an outtake for SAWII (minus the kickdrum). He went on to do far more interesting stuff a couple of years later.


March 4, 2017

Why is this so expensive? Don't get me wrong, I love the music... but the prices have gotten outrageous.


April 24, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
In regards to the gate fold set vs the 2 12"s were they suppose to sold together or be sold separately (which is how I got them)?
Do people just put the remix 12" into the original gatefold sleeve and claim it as a set?

Anyway Sire had no idea what was to follow but I suppose thats what you get when you think you can tame a wild animal.


April 21, 2015
I love my gatefold vinyl copy of this EP, probably one of my favourite album covers.
Warp and The Designer's Republic made beautiful album covers back then.


September 24, 2014

nice nice nice.


February 20, 2014
I used to know Dan Parkes quite well (the guy who did the cover art for this). He's a funny guy. He did the cover for the Ventolyn EP aswell. Just showing off :)


February 28, 2012
This release is of a special historic value: from here braindance severs with ambient techno with no return. "On" really shows a new direction, one of the best from Aphex. "73-yips" is somewhat unique borrowing much from acid. Dark-atmosphered loopy "D-scape", with straightforward kick-only beat, turns into awesome "Xepha", a soundtrack to nightmare. Totally outstanding by the time!


March 23, 2011
This EP features some brilliant drum work and melody to create an absolutely beautiful, serene song. One of my favorite RDJ releases.


August 21, 2002
NOTE: The UK promotional 12" ep for "On" comes in a white generic paper record jacket (with no picture sleeve), and features the following having been hand-written onto the record's label: "WAP 39 APHEX TWIN".

NOTE: The UK promotional 12" ep for "On" features the following call-numbers etched into its run-out grooves, on Side A: "WAP 39 A1", and on Side B: "WAP 39 B1". This is an important identifying factor in that both the UK test-pressing and commercial pressing for this release feature only "WAP 39 A" etched into Side A's run-out groove, but with nothing etched into Side B.