Caustic Window ‎– Compilation

Rephlex ‎– CAT 009 LP
3 × Vinyl, 12", Compilation


Joyrex J4
A1 Joyrex J4 4:30
A2 AFX 114 1:21
B1 Cordialatron 4:44
B2 Italic Eyeball 4:25
B3 Pigeon Street 0:23
Joyrex J5
C1 Astroblaster 5:29
C2 On The Romance Tip 5:06
D Joyrex J5 6:54
Joyrex J9
E1 Fantasia 6:02
E2 Clayhill Dub 3:24
F1 The Garden Of Linmiri 6:10
F2 We Are The Music Makers (Hardcore Version) 3:59



Compilation of tracks from Caustic Window EPs: Joyrex J4 (CAT 004) Joyrex J5 (CAT 005) and Joyrex J9 (CAT 009ii).

The UK triple-LP for "Compilation" comes with a rectangular white [print] on black sleeve sticker affixed which wraps around a small portion of the front picture sleeve and then onto its back, requiring this seal to initially be broken in order to open its clear plastic double-gatefold sleeve.

There is also a 2nd re-issue from the Caustic Window compilation, released in 2002. That was issued in a regular plain dark-green sleeve with a sticker affixed on the front which goes around the top and onto its back, requiring this seal to initially be broken in order to open the sleeve.

Re-pressed again in the summer of 2007.

A full (slower) version of the drone track that can just about be heard in the mix of The Garden Of Linmiri can be found on the AFX-Analogue Bubblebath 3 CD release as CD Track 1.

Tracks from the original releases that are excluded from this release are "Pop Corn" (Joyrex J4) and "Untitled (R2-D2)" (Joyrex J5).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): CAT004-A2 PR-M PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B): CAT 004 - B1 PR-M PORKY
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side C): CAT 005-A1 A PORKY PRIME CUT PR-M
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side D): CAT 005 B-02- -
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side E): CAT 009 !! -A2 1 A PORKY PRIME CUT.
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side F): CAT 009 !! B1
  • Barcode: 5 027238 000911

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

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


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November 13, 2018
edited 6 months ago

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 !


September 1, 2018
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.


August 10, 2018
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.


February 21, 2018

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.


September 5, 2016
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'


February 28, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
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.


July 8, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
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.


July 3, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
after 10 years of owning this triple pack, my records have this foggy film all over them now and have hiss from the plastic jackets.
Its best to put them in inner sleeves or they will be ruined.


January 15, 2013
coming from someone who quite appreciates abrasive noise, this is one of the coolest RDJ finds. I just recently happened upon this and man, he can make your ears bleed like the best of them! ;)
the acid on these tracks is amazing, and the beats are like plummoling tree trunks pounding your skull.
definitally not for those interested in his more ambient 'prettier' stuff. don't get me wrong i love all of his music, i just happen to have a soft spot for good noisey tracks.
in conclusion, if you want a hardcore dance record that will knock you on your ass, you're in the right place. no drugs required. when you're through with this, all the acid will have melted your face off already.


March 2, 2003
If you like dark and disturbing, it's worth acquiring this album solely for the track, "Garden of Linmiri". Technohead-speed rough (and I mean rough) beats underlaid with a creepy discordant background drone interspersed with violent white noise blips (to remind you that you're alive!). Some garden...