Caustic Window ‎– Compilation

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Incomplete reprint of the 3 Caustic Window EPs and 1 single (Joyrex J4, J5, J9ii and J9i). Vinyl version is missing 1 song each from each of the eps (Popcorn, R2D2, and Humanoid Must Not Escape). CD version is missing the first 2 but has HMNE.

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAT 009 LP Caustic Window Compilation(3x12", Comp) Rephlex CAT 009 LP UK 1998 Sell This Version
CAT 009 CD Caustic Window Compilation(CD, Comp) Rephlex CAT 009 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
AICT 33 Caustic Window Compilation(CD, Comp) SMEJ Associated Records AICT 33 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
CAT 009 CD Caustic Window Compilation(CD, Comp, Promo) Rephlex CAT 009 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
CAT 009 LP Caustic Window Compilation(3x12", Comp, RE) Rephlex CAT 009 LP UK 2002 Sell This Version
CAT 009 LP Caustic Window Compilation(3x12", Comp, RE) Rephlex CAT 009 LP UK 2002 Sell This Version
CAT 009 LP Caustic Window Compilation(3x12", Comp, RE) Rephlex CAT 009 LP UK 2007 Sell This Version
CAT 009 Caustic Window Compilation(13xFile, WAV, Comp) Rephlex CAT 009 UK 2009
CAT 009 CD Caustic Window Compilation(CD, Comp, RE) Rephlex CAT 009 CD UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
CAT 009 CD Caustic Window Compilation(CD, Comp, RP) Rephlex CAT 009 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version

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cutjules

cutjules

November 13, 2018
edited 6 days ago
referencing Compilation, 3x12", Comp, RE, CAT 009 LP

Great classic Acid/IDM compilation. "On The Romance Tip" is one of the best electronic track I've ever heard, but there are plenty of awesome sounds & rythms in this release. A must have !
cutjules

cutjules

November 13, 2018
edited 6 days ago
referencing Compilation, 3x12", Comp, CAT 009 LP

Great classic Acid/IDM compilation. "On The Romance Tip" is one of the best electronic track I've ever heard, but there are plenty of awesome sounds & rythms in this release. A must have !
plastikfinken

plastikfinken

September 1, 2018
referencing Compilation, 3x12", Comp, CAT 009 LP
after not playing the records for a very long time, i cleaned them thoroughly several times with an okki nokki and the regular cleaning fluid. the vinyl still looks foggy but plays perfectly fine.
electronikad

electronikad

August 10, 2018
referencing Compilation, 3x12", Comp, CAT 009 LP
Essential Aphex release if you don't own the joyrex ep's. As everyone says the represses are likely to be in better condition due to the non plastic sleeves. I've got the 2007 version and it's one of my prized records. Cordialatron is so beautiful. Get it if you can.
randyj

randyj

February 21, 2018
referencing Compilation, 3x12", Comp, CAT 009 LP

Absolutely one of the best releases by Richard D James - His heavy sounds were so rePhreshing in the early 90's - and now. Unfortunately the original vinyl pressing was housed in a clear sleeve pack that leaves a "cloudy" film onto the vinyl. I've rarely played mine since learning this and removed the vinyl from the original sleeves as I would recommend to anyone who owns the original vinyl pressing.
----- Question: has anyone played the stained vinyl a few times and found any improvement either visually or audibly once the needle has glided through the groves - thus likely wearing off some of the stain (for the better)? Has anyone tried carefully cleaning the vinyl beyond standard record cleaner solutions in order to clean the residue? Curious about any and all experiences related to the original pressing and success or horror stories from trying to clean it up some. Thanks.
jasonvoelkel

jasonvoelkel

April 9, 2017
referencing Compilation, 3x12", Comp, RE, CAT 009 LP

RDJ is capable of so many varying styles that are all original to him, and him alone. He can make music that will allow you to drift off to other worlds, laugh your ass off from absurd musical gestures and dance till you drop with hard acid and drill and bass grindage. But this compilation stands out and is, IMHO, the absolute best of his musical output. I've been listening to this collection of EPs for almost 20 years now, and it does not get old or less entertaining. I still hold hope that he will release music that hearkens back to this era of melt your face off acid. Thank you Richard, for making me a dreamer of dreams.
adolf

adolf

September 5, 2016
referencing Compilation, 3x12", Comp, CAT 009 LP
complete with surface noise due to the plastic sleeves, which leave a mat foggy film on the records during storage- only the area on 2 sides where the sticker was affixed don't have the 'fog'
percydovetonsils

percydovetonsils

July 6, 2016
referencing Compilation, 3x12", Comp, RE, CAT 009 LP
This is really good at 33 1/3, regardless of the artist's intentions.
jakemax

jakemax

February 28, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Compilation, 3x12", Comp, CAT 009 LP
The vinyl sleeve destroys the vinyl record. It's true, the records are very cloudy. And if you touch them in the places where the vinyl was in contact the grooves feel like the difference between a chef and butter knife. I got it in 1998 played it once and now it's garbage, save the sleeve. Luckily Analord came in non-vinyl sleeves from Forced Exposure.
ShevyBuick

ShevyBuick

July 8, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Compilation, 3x12", Comp, CAT 009 LP
I've owned this since it was re-released in 2002, ordered directly from Warp. It's an awesome example of the harsher side of the Richard D James spectrum. For people who have already passed the initiation of albums like "Come To Daddy", "...I Care Because You Do", and even some of the Analord series. The labels on them say they're supposed to be played at 45rpm. Although lately I've been digging it at 33rpm with my sub up at 75% of volume. It gives it a more ominous feel. Like some sort of acid dub monstrosity.