Polygon Window ‎– Quoth

Warp Records ‎– WAP 33
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition, Clear


A1 Quoth (Original) 5:36
A2 Iketa 4:30
B1 Quoth (Wooden Thump Mix) 7:58
B2 Bike Pump Meets Bucket 5:58

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Writing, programming, arranging, engineering, producing + location recording by Richard D James at Llannerlog Studios, Cornwall.
Mastered at Townhouse Studios, London
Published by Copyright Control.
Made in England.
℗ 1993 Warp Records
© 1993 Warp Records

The Designers Republic "Bingo Bobby Boo"

The test pressing comes on black vinyl and is more rare than the clear pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603033061
  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 033061
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): WAP-33-A₁ MAX. Townhouse
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B): WAP-33-B₁ MAX.

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP33CDD Polygon Window Quoth(4xFile, WAV, Single) Warp Records WAP33CDD UK 2017
TVT 8705-0 Polygon Window Quoth(12", Unofficial) TVT Records (3) TVT 8705-0 US 2007 Sell This Version
WAP 33 CD Polygon Window Quoth(CD, Single) Warp Records WAP 33 CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
TVT 8705-0 Polygon Window Quoth(12", W/Lbl) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 8705-0 US 1993 Sell This Version
WAP 33 Polygon Window Quoth(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Warp Records WAP 33 UK 1993 Sell This Version


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October 10, 2020
this is among afx' most minimal industrial techno slam, with most of the sound focused on the heaviest of distorted kicks, noisy clanking sounds, and a high pitched string or hypnotic touch of synth. it sounds so simple andl in its construction but the choices of sounds and pacing is just so masterful. classic release


April 14, 2019
try "Bike Pump Meets Bucket" on 45, mixed with renegade soundwave's "phantom" :-)


January 20, 2019
Quoth is an industrial hardcore techno monster and does what it says on the tin. Actually, a 'tin' or tin wasn't provided with this record. More like articulated lorry parts, heavy industrial machinery, giant jackhammers, massive ship building yards, cranes and iron furnaces. Brutal.

Iketa is so underrated. It's deep, it's dark and it's twisted. Love the way it drops from rather cold, melancholic ambient pads to a sinister, bass heavy acidic power riff. On top of expertly crafted TR-808 beats and deep Acidic Electro Techno gated undertones.


November 12, 2016
Absolutely love this tribal beat monster. One of the best.


December 18, 2014
Banging old techno ! Love it - Which tube station were in you in Richard ;) Underground sound indeed !


September 26, 2014
one of my favorites.
very nice.
always genius (Richard D. James)


September 8, 2006
edited over 14 years ago

"Quoth" is truly a smashing track with a loud bass and percussions and sounds derived from the London Underground. It is being said that Richard D. James went into the field with his sound recorder and was fascinated by the sounds trains make.

If you listen carefully you can hear the sounds of trains running on the tracks. Maybe this explains the cover of this release. The artist is running down the stairs on an underground station in London (I think).

This is one is not for your average birthday party, but for hard house-heads.


January 24, 2006
edited over 15 years ago

Great track - all driving, clattering, metallic percussion. A real groundbreaking track and one of the first techno releases to really get the attention of the indie-kids back in 1993. This was released and deleted on the same day, on nice opaque vinyl.


December 29, 2003
I don´t know it exactly, but I think that no release of Aphex Twin is such a 100%-Techno-track like this one. This is one of the few tracks by him you could really play in a club and the people can dance to it in a normal way - neither chilling in the corner nor flipping totally out!