Caustic Window ‎– Compilation

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Rephlex ‎– CAT 009 CD
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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 Vol. 3 CD release as CD Track 11.

CAUSTIC WINDOW Compilation
JOYREX J4 + JOYREX J5 + JOYREX J9 E.P's
13 classic Braindance™ tunes from Cornwall.
Formerly available on Vinyl only... now on CD!
Proudly presented by REPHLEX (CAT 009 CD)
Pub'd by Chrysalis Music. Made in England.
REPHLEX, POB 2676, London N11.
(0)181 361 2811. www.rephlex.com
CAUSTIC WINDOW = RICHARD D. JAMES
(Richard made in Ireland.)
Also available as AFX / Polygon Window etc.
Proudly presented by The James Family,
e.g :-

Distributed in the UK by Vital (0)181 324 2400
℗ © 1993 Rephlex

Issued in a jewel case with clear tray and a fold-out insert including label catalogue listing (winter 1991-spring 1998). Technically there is a slight misprint with the catalogue listing, in that the release after CAT 002 was CAT 007 (the artist (Mike Dred) was a James Bond fan and requested the number instead of CAT 003). The listing has chosen to move that album to after CAT 006 instead. But then a lot of listings will be out of order anyway because Rephlex had a habit of releasing some albums out of order, even to the point of giving out fake release dates after the fact (someone in 1996 asking about exactly when a 1993 album came out would get the original anticipated release date instead of the date it actually released on).
EFA distribution code only to be found on sticker (back cover).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 027238 000928 >
  • Barcode (Scanner): 5027238000928
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2, 3, 4): CAT009CD 02 & MADE IN UK BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2, 3, 4): IFPI L134
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0448
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0445
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0400
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0485
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0443

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

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 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 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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evilidiot

evilidiot

October 4, 2003

Classic Richard D. James! No matter if you like "hard" electronic music or not, this album is worth owning. Some will find some of the tracks to be overly repetitive ("We are the Music Makers [Hardcore Mix]" and "The Garden Of Linmiri" particulary), but superb tracks like "On The Romance Tip", "Astroblaster", and the short-but-cute "Pigeon Street" make up for those.
miccom

miccom

August 5, 2001
edited over 17 years ago

Release for die-hard fans first. Redefined the words harsh and weird in 1992. For sure one of Richard D. James'lesser known works. Originally released on Rephlex as Joyrex J4 (CAT004), J5 (CAT005) and J9 (CAT009).
There's a bit of everything here really. CAT005 was the most melodic (beautiful) of the three. CAT004 also features some slower tracks (though nothing here with the quality of Selected Ambient Works Vol.I). CAT009 is pure acidstyle hardcore but unfortunately a bit overly repetitive for my taste.

If you're looking for more records in this style (with a somewhat similar feel), check out Frost Jockey's 'Burgundi Trax vol I& II' on Planet µ or Mike Paradinas' earlier work ('Bluff Limbo' in particular if you like chainsaws through your speakers!).

For those of you owning the Rephlex-reissue of this material, I would advise to get those vinyls out of those plastic sleeves ASAP!!! Seems like the plastic starts interacting with the vinyl in a nasty chemical way that could (and will!) damage your records as far as I can tell!! No good reason to let thát happen, now is there?