Aphex Twin ‎– Selected Ambient Works Volume II

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Warp Records ‎– WARPLP21
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On black vinyl in stickered gatefold sleeve printed in sepia-tone ink with 12" by 12" semi-glossy single-sided insert.

Track E2 is not included on the CD version.

This edition on black vinyl is considered more rare than the 'limited edition' brown vinyl version, and has better sound quality.

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  • Barcode: 5 021603 021112

Other Versions (5 of 38) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD21 UK 1994 Sell This Version
9 45482-2 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 45482-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
WARPCDD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(24xFile, WAV, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD21 UK 2004
WARPCDD 21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(24xFile, AIFF, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD 21 UK 2017
WARPCD21 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II(2xCD, Album, RP) Warp Records WARPCD21 Europe 2006 Sell This Version

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Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

September 6, 2018
Allegedly pressed in a quantity of 1000 copies, from what I've heard.
mtngchi

mtngchi

April 18, 2018
Even though Warp already called 1972's repress out as "not authorized by them" (though still licensed by Sire/Warner), it feels like they do not wish to repress this. Either that or RDJ simply won't allow, he's making his own plans to re-release his back catalog in "chrome or metal tapes". Still I remain hopeful that an official reissue.
jabeoo1

jabeoo1

March 14, 2017
Yep time for a repress, they would sell plenty irrespective of the outlay. Autechre have done the early represses so Apex time now!
Riverman_

Riverman_

March 7, 2017

Just bought a copy of this for a fiver lol
reginettadellatechno

reginettadellatechno

April 22, 2015

Someone know how it was packed?How was the inner sleeves?i received my expensive vinyls in a non Pvc horribles and dusty bags!!

boristodorov

boristodorov

January 8, 2015
1117 want and counting. time for official warp repress?
damo.northof7

damo.northof7

November 18, 2014

So glad to have found a complete copy of this in good condition. I won't go into too much detail as this one has been reviewed to death (and it IS outstanding all the way through). I'll admit that I find this release much more ideal as a CD/digital release, mainly because I can get fully engulfed in it without changing sides, but it really does feel incomplete without the monolithic "track 19". Really puts the album into proper order. After listening to what basically feels like the universe unfolding for 10 solid minutes, you are brought into a wonderful, cathartic release of the blissful 20th track. You just don't get that 'ride' listening to the CD. Really is the most important song on the album as far as structure goes, and for that, this release is essential.
Also sounds 1000x better than that god-awful brown pressing, and I think the coloured cover art makes a huge difference. 10/10
toby_fairbank

toby_fairbank

May 10, 2011

Just received in the mail. Disc two was missing (I already knew this) and I love the album as a whole but bought this of course for the elusive E2 'Stone In Focus'. So beautiful, ethereal, spooky, eternal, shivers, tears...
cultureshocked

cultureshocked

June 14, 2008
Absolutely fantastic, even the more upbeat calm tracks have a haunting quality to them. Throw your headphones on, be ready to think. All the songs have such great textural quality in addition to their fantastic melodies. Recommended to the fullest degree. The black pressing (this release) as mentioned above has a far greater overall sound quality. In addition, the packaging and inside jacket images add a nice aesthetic touch, a visual addition to the sounds you'll be hearing. Enjoy.
reflexation

reflexation

July 28, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
It is true that the "regular" black edition does sound better, having said that - this album is a true ambient staple. What we have here is personally one of my favourite releases from Mr. Richard D. James (Aphex Twin).

This wonderfully crafted album has a mood all of its own, a shape shifting creation that slowly crawls through your imagination. This album has been my good friend on many late nights in the dark.

There are no actual track names (you can find ones given to them on the internet though, which are generally accepted), there are however pictures taken by none other than the artist himself, that correspond through pie charts to the tracks.

In a supposed interview he mentioned that he wrote some or all of these tracks while in a dream like state or "lucid dreaming" where one is in control of their dream world. If this is true I do not fully know, but it sure sounds like it from listening to the album.

These tracks are mesmerizing, and create their own worlds for you to enjoy. Dark, brooding, hypnotic, this is a real gem for ambient fans. Cherish this one!