The Aphex Twin* ‎– Digeridoo

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Digeridoo was originally released on R&S with four tracks: "Digeridoo" and an early fade of "Flap Head", plus "Phloam" and an extended version of "Isoprophlex" (track 2 from the first Aphex Twin release, Analogue Bubblebath). This Belgian 12" was repressed in 2001 & 2006 with sleeve & label variations.

The 1992 UK 12" & CD, both released via Outer Rhythm, insert a slight edit of "Analogue Bubblebath 1" (track 1 from the first Aphex Twin release) after "Digeridoo" and use the full-length "Flap Head", here titled "Flaphead". However, they mistakenly label "Phloam" as "Isoprophlex", and they don't contain the actual "Isoprophlex" track at all.

The Classics compilation includes "Digeridoo", "Phloam", the edit of "Analogue Bubblebath 1" and the full-length "Flaphead", as well as the extended version of "Isoprophlex", but retitles the latter as "Isopropanol".

Tracklist

Digeridoo 7:11
Flap Head 6:41
Phloam 5:31
Isoprophlex 6:22

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 9201 The Aphex Twin* Digeridoo(12") R & S Records RS 9201 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
RSUK 12 The Aphex Twin* Digeridoo(12") R & S Records, Outer Rhythm RSUK 12 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RSUK 12 Aphex Twin Digeridoo(12", Promo) R & S Records, Outer Rhythm RSUK 12 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RSUK 12CD The Aphex Twin* Digeridoo(CD, Single) R & S Records RSUK 12CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
RS 9201 The Aphex Twin* Digeridoo(12", RP) R & S Records RS 9201 Belgium 2001 Sell This Version
RS 9201 The Aphex Twin* Digeridoo(12", RP) R & S Records RS 9201 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
RS9201DB The Aphex Twin* Digeridoo(4xFile, FLAC, RE) R & S Records RS9201DB UK 2010

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Collector_Cave_Guy

Collector_Cave_Guy

July 12, 2016
referencing Digeridoo, 12", RP, RS 9201

Electronic porn of the highest order. Classic tracks that will always be important
Collector_Cave_Guy

Collector_Cave_Guy

January 31, 2016
referencing Digeridoo, 12", RP, RS 9201
mine is from 2006 and has no sticker on the sleeve. It comes with a sticker on the back from R&S Records with details of email addresses and tel nos
dean_o_matic

dean_o_matic

December 1, 2015
referencing Digeridoo, 12", RP, RS 9201
Can anyone confirm if their copy of the 2001 repress came with an R&S Vintage sticker on the sleeve, just like the 2006 repress?
My repress copy has the R&S Vintage sticker on it, but I do not believe I was buying IDM any longer in 2006, but what have been in 2001.
Something to ponder: R&S considered 1999 material to be "Vintage", as seen in this release: http://www.discogs.com/Various-Vintage-RS-Volume-3/release/62133
Thanks for digging out your copy to check - much appreciated.
beybobeybobam

beybobeybobam

February 22, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Digeridoo, CD, Single, RSUK 12CD
This is completely overcompressed shit.** When played on a decent system, it distracts from the compositions (which are, of course, quality).

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** It's relatively rare to see so much clipping/compression applied in a release from 1992 (i.e., a number of years before the loudness war got really bad).
dylaf

dylaf

January 1, 2014
referencing Digeridoo, 12", RP, RS 9201
This version has the same sleeve as the OG release, with different type on the labels. Otherwise all the same...
djrobovw1

djrobovw1

June 25, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Digeridoo, 12", RSUK 12
this tune is repetative, but theres something about it,, its wicked,, puts a grin on ya face... 1 of my faves from the time... always reminds me of crock dundee for some reason... lol mad..
djrobovw1

djrobovw1

March 11, 2011
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Digeridoo, 12", RS 9201
all i can say is,, "Digeridoo". woud rock the bollocks off any granddad if he like rave,,, not much to it but its got something so catchy about it,, i've never been in a rave when it been played,, but im sure it would make the crowd go mental.... if it was just dropped in from the start of the track.. allowing the buildup.. buzzin tune for me, and will always be in my play list....

hurleyJ4

hurleyJ4

April 2, 2008
referencing Digeridoo, 12", RS 9201
Besides the massively well known title track, this seminal Aphex release contains some awesome classic industrial techno from RDJ. Flaphead is a track that contains some of the same drum patterns used in SAW 85-92's final track Actium, however the similarities end there. A brutal 4/4 warehouse style assault gives birth to a ferocious acid beast that rides alongside spooky pads until it is screaming at full force, yet never overpowering the percussive attack. Phloam begins with an elastic electropulse which pairs up with a dirty industro-breakbeat. After a short while, some Aphex pads once again show up and reveal the melodic potential of the percussion - this is the essence of superior industrial technique; controlling the pitch and tone of each noise to create a symphony out of klings and klangs. Halfway through, the track goes electrostatic (in reference to the Plastikman b-side of Krakpot which shows up one year later). This record won't run you a fortune these days, grab yourself a copy if you haven't already and watch people wig out when they hear these under-represented jams.
jazzliscious

jazzliscious

July 11, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Digeridoo, 12", RS 9201

What could I say that hasn't been said? Well, yes indeed, this is a fabtasmical release, we know that. Digeridoo seems to be everybody's favorite, we know that. But do we know that A - this could be one of the most singularly UNIQUE "techno" records ever put out? Look out, though, Luke Vibert and Jeremy Simmonds were crankin' out some pretty tripped out stuff too, among MANY other less "out there" but equally brilliant and unique techno tracks that were being put out in the early early 1990s. And B - I could be wrong, but that sounds like a Roland TB-303 Transistor Bassline to me doing that digeridoo! If it is I ask - who but Richard D James would have ever thought to make a 303 replicate NOT a Bass Guitar, but a DIGERIDOO??? Moral of this review/comment - Richard D James as Aphex Twin always was and still is in many ways a real innovator in the realm of techno music. I've heard some of his stuff I don't even know the titles of but would kill to own on vinyl. Now why is this such an in-demand release? Because R.D.J. has earned every bit of his widespread respect - he IS that good.
swar76

swar76

January 16, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Digeridoo, 12", RS 9201
Spooky ... mysterious ... insane. Australia's vintage instrument forms the basis for this haunting track. Dark & obscure, but great material for parties as they used to be thrown in the 90's.

The digeridoo is accompanied by a breakbeat kind of hi-hat line and spooky sounds. Love the sirens towards the end of the song.

Triple A status!