Aphex Twin ‎– Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Apollo ‎– AMBLP3922
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered


A1 Xtal 4:51
A2 Tha 9:01
A3 Pulsewidth 3:47
B1 Ageispolis 5:21
B2 I 1:13
B3 Green Calx 6:02
B4 Heliosphan 4:51
C1 We Are The Music Makers 7:42
C2 Schottkey 7th Path 5:07
C3 Ptolemy 7:12
D1 Hedphelym 6:02
D2 Delphium 5:36
D3 Actium 7:35

Companies, etc.



Matt Colton and Alchemy Mastering were identified from the run-out groove etchings.

Published by BMG Chrysalis.
Apollo Records is a division of R&S Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5055274703046
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): AMBLP3922 A1 MATT @ ALCHEMY MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): AMBLP3922 B1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): AMBLP3922 C1 MATT @ ALCHEMY MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): AMBLP3922 D1MPO

Other Versions (5 of 45) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AMB 3922 CD, AMB3922CD Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92(CD, Album) Apollo, Apollo AMB 3922 CD, AMB3922CD Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
AMB 3922 CD, AMB 3922CD Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92(CD, Album, RE, Wit) Apollo, Apollo AMB 3922 CD, AMB 3922CD Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
CVOS 1013 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92(CD, Album, RE) Creative Vibes CVOS 1013 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
AMB3922XI Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Aphex Twin) AMB3922XI UK 2011 Sell This Version
2006 / 01 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) R & S Records 2006 / 01 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version


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April 22, 2020
Xtal sounds absolutely horrendous. Completely unlistenable to. Crazy that this passed quality control.


January 4, 2020

A little dated now in 2020 but nevertheless still very interesting stuff.


February 11, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Bought from Bleep. The bass is completely overpowering and the melody is quiet in Ageispolis, making it hard to listen to even after fiddling with the bass / treble volumes. Quite a shame given how good the music is.


June 9, 2018
edited over 2 years ago

Listening to this, Substrata by Biosphere and Harmony In Ultraviolet by Tim Hecker is an experience, not only because of the exceptional side of Ambient/Ambient Techno music they show to us, but also for their noteworthiness, their substance and their value to the world of music. In fact it's not easy to listen to a similar record and appreciate it, but that only holds for poor ears who can't hear the greatness of the sound we're here about. I already know other albums and i yet have to find others, i'm happy to have encountered such masterpiece on my way to collect all the music i love in my life, and i can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this.
All the tracks are somewhat strange, but that's only the surface that hides the beauty, and expecially Xtal is a stand out for me, even more as an opening track. The others are great as well and compose a good follow-up (Hedphelym and Actium among the others). Highly recommended album, along with its hystorical importance and musical value intended as a form of insight and expression.


November 17, 2016

Bought from Bleep. The first disc is not good. Sides A and B have background noise (especially on right Channel) on every track. And it is painful on quiet parts ( track 2 and i are horrible).
I asked for a replacement disc and the problem is exactly the same.
Disc 2 is OK.
The SAW are cursed...


April 22, 2016
I just picked this up and there's a bit of noise on two of the tracks. 'Xtal' as people mentioned and some weird buzzing in the right channel 'I', but then I went back to my original CD rip and the noise in Xtal is *definitely* there too - it's just less pronounced / more recessed in the mix. Perhaps the tape source has deteriorated with age?

Aside from those two issues everything else sounds utterly fantastic.


December 23, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
Xtal does have some weird hissing noise, perhaps due to the fact that this album was mastered from a cassette tape of dubious quality. Besides Xtal, the rest of the tracks are amazing. The sound is very rich and thick, I am convinced that this album was remastered specifically for this vinyl reissue, I have the original 1992 CD and this pressing beats it in terms of sound quality. Very good dynamics.

I did have some problems with some excessive bass on some of the tracks, this was solved by simply turning down the bass a bit on my receiver. All is good. :) This is a very nice pressing, I am not too sure as to how much the records actually weigh, but they are pretty thick and they come in thick black paper inner sleeves.


December 3, 2014

I bought this copy after reading feedbacks from other customers on this page. I compared it to my AMBLP 3902 and here is what I think after having listened and compared each track on both release :
- This copy is better on faces B and C, sound is clearer and volume is higher
- Face D is nice but on my "AMBLP 3922", there are only 2 tracks (because "Hedphelym" is pressed at the end of face C), so sound is better, clearer and with at higher volume.
- The BIG DECEPTION on this release is track A1 "Xtal", completely miss-pressed. There's some kind of surface noise (close to the white noise you could hear from an old TV not set on a channel) audible all the track long, you can clearly hear it without comparing to any other release. even my old 128kbps MP3 version is better. I don't know how this happens, all other tracks sound way much better.

Basically, I wanted to get a better copy than my old one but now I chose to keep both.


November 29, 2014
edited over 3 years ago

Picked up a copy of this from a record store up in Chicago.

Packaging is simplistic, as is all releases of this album. Cover with the walking fingers logo and back with tracklistings and scrambled logo. Inner sleeves are black, with no designs. Labels are the walking fingers logo with their respective side letter.

Sound quality of this is... well, it sounds like it came from a cassette that Richard's cat attacked, which is exactly where it came from. The bass isn't as overloading as it is on some tracks as it is on the CD version, however. "We Are The Music Makers" had really awful bass on the CD version, and it sounds a lot better now.

This pressing seems to be quite common and cheaper than the original pressings (especially here in the states), so I'd reccomned going for this pressing on vinyl.

An absolute classic of the techno genre

Necessary edit almost three years later: The first beat of Actium is cut off.


August 24, 2014

Great pressing!