Aphex Twin ‎– Richard D. James Album

Warp Records ‎– WarpCD43
CD, Album


The First Side
1 4 3:37
2 Cornish Acid 2:14
3 Peek 824545201 3:05
4 Fingerbib 3:48
5 Carn Marth 2:33
Second Side
6 To Cure A Weakling Child 4:03
7 Goon Gumpas 2:02
8 Yellow Calx 3:04
9 Girl/Boy Song 4:52
10 Logan Rock Witch 3:33

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℗ Warp 1996, © Warp 1996. Published by Chrysalis Music.
Made in England
Oh and by the way "Aphex is a registered trademark of Aphex Systems Limited and is used by permission"

Catalogue number "WarpCD43" on spine, "WARP CD 43" on rear cover, "WARP CD43" on CD
Issued in a standard jewel case with four page booklet (inner two pages are blank white) and transparent orange cover sticker.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 043121
  • Barcode (Scanned EAN-13): 5021603043121
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPCD43 : MASTERED BY MAYKING
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): Ifpi AB08
  • Mould SID Code (Variiant 2): none
  • Other (inner ring (only Variant 1)): π

Other Versions (5 of 40) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WPCR-928 Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album(CD, Album) Sire WPCR-928 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
WarpCD43, WARP CD 43, WARP CD43, SON 129, SON129 Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album(CD, Album, RE) Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records, Sonic Records (2), Sonic Records (2) WarpCD43, WARP CD 43, WARP CD43, SON 129, SON129 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
2-62010-P Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album(CD, Album, Promo) Sire 2-62010-P US 1996 Sell This Version
BLCD 17, BLCD17, WARP CD 43 Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album(CD, Album) Borderline Records (5), Borderline Records (5), Warp Records BLCD 17, BLCD17, WARP CD 43 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
62010-2 Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album(CD, Album, Club) Sire, Warp Records 62010-2 US 1996 Sell This Version


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June 8, 2010
I remember first hearing this album and going, 'uh oh, this is getting a little plinky plonky for me',, I'm avoiding. 15 or so years later and it still sounds plinky plonky,,, but I like it more these days.


March 13, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
So much of the generic population refer to this album when critiquing Aphex's style or ability to write music without considering his whole career of writing music. Such folley and misguidance. Some people need to actually take some time and delve a little, and learn. Aphex's music abilities were way advanced before this ablum was put out. The Hangable auto bulb eps were a precursor to this album's style and were amazing, as was Melodies from Mars with folk medlies. Drum n bass was not Aphex's only forte, thus the releases of Analord series to turn the bubbleheads away. Wash and rinse.


November 20, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
This was, in my opinion, a fantastic album. It contained the breakneck speed "drill 'n' bass" that I love to hear from RDJ. As has been said in above comments, you either love it or hate it. In my opinion, before one decides that they hate it, they must first listen to it at least twice, as many things seem to pop out upon second listens. A fantastic listen overall.


December 10, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

This one was ok the first time I listened to it. The obvious good tracks at first were the ones like '4'. I listened to it through several more times. Suddenly, it popped out at me. There we are. Beautiful album, in it's entirety. I don't know if the version with the Girl/Boy single right on it is on this album, but that is what I have. Quite nice, it is. I think, next to the monumental '4', one of my favorite songs on here is "Carn Mouth", or "Corn Mouth". I like "Fingerbib" quite a lot, it for some reason reminds me of some futuristic Japanese action movie theme song. The beauty in this album is in it's subtle changes, though that is much more relevent in his "I Care Because You Do", not that that makes that one a better album, the truth is they are both quite good.


February 4, 2005
edited over 14 years ago

You will love it or hate it. This album doesn't admit indiference as a possible reaction. The only people that can give a ""0 to this album is those how really feel indiference when they hear it. If you hate it or love it, you should rate it whith a five, becasuse you are testing the incredible power of this album for create extreme emotions.

I really love it, is my favourite Aphex Twin album. One of the best Warp releases, and girl/boy dialog between beatbox & violins one of the gretest moments of the history of music.

Anyway, I can understand to those that hate this album (specially djs. This album is imposible to mix, but who said that electronic music is just for mix it?)


October 26, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
This album is seriously wonderful stuff. For those of you that say tracks like 'milkman' and 'beetles' are childish tunes you probably don't realise they're not actually part of the album. The last five tracks are from the Girl/Boy Ep, a decidely different piece or work, they got added when the US record company came to the conclusion that the original album was too short. Take that into consideration and Richard D James is a mighty fine listen.


March 9, 2003

There is a sound on this album that is absolutly beautiful, its a percusive hit going into a reverb. This is like the knot in a piece of wood, a focal point on an album that doesnt have any conventional time structure. I ve grown to like this short work more and more.


February 25, 2003

Well, well... This has to be the only album that I own, where I find every tracks good. And I own many albums. Richard D. James is a truly amazing artist and I think that his music is uniqe. If you are a fan of him and his music, then you won´t be disapointed by this album. My favourite tracks is "Fingerbib", "To cure a weakling child" and "Girl/Boy song".
Did you know that he live in a old bank and that he own a tank and a submarine?!


February 18, 2003
This is a truly wonderous album that i will always hold in the highest esteem, every track on the UK edition is a classic. Girl/Boy song has to be one of his best tracks and makes fantastic use of stereo, it is the best of both Aphex worlds with its pretty strings and mangled hard to follow drumlines.
Why anyone that like rdj would think this album rubbish is beyond me, it is hard to choose but i would say this is my favourite even though the less timeless Drukqs is technically superior now.
People will look back at this album as visionary.


December 19, 2002
it's hard to say if this is his best work... because whenever i try to air preference, i just can't decide between this, ICBYD, Druqks, and countless eps... but needless to say, he is/it is: brilliant. I hate to sound so disgustingly subjective but i really feel that those who don't like this album just haven't heard it enough...