Polygon Window ‎– Surfing On Sine Waves

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Warp Records ‎– WARP LP 7
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Tracklist

A1 Polygon Window 5:24
A2 Audax Powder 4:36
B1 Quoth 5:34
B2 If It Really Is Me 7:01
C1 Supremacy II 4:04
C2 UT1 - Dot 5:17
C3 Untitled 6:24
D1 Quixote 6:00
D2 Quino - Phec 4:42

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Credits

  • Written-By, Programmed By, Arranged By, Engineer, Producer, Recorded By [Location Recording]Richard D James*

Notes

Black vinyl. There was also limited numbered edition on clear vinyl. Gatefold cover.
The second release in the Artificial Intelligence series.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP CD7, Warp CD7 Polygon Window Surfing On Sine Waves(CD, Album) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP CD7, Warp CD7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TVT7204-4 Polygon Window Surfing On Sine Waves(Cass, Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT7204-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
WARP LP7, Warp LP7 Polygon Window Surfing On Sine Waves(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, Cle) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP LP7, Warp LP7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TVT 7204-2 Polygon Window Surfing On Sine Waves(CD, Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7204-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
SRCS 7523 Polygon Window Surfing On Sine Waves(CD, Album) Sony Records SRCS 7523 Japan 1994 Sell This Version

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browna

browna

April 27, 2017

I can't make my mind up to what album is my favourite from Richard James, Selected Ambient Works Vol I & II or this absolute gem!?
Seriously beautiful tracks and some eerie, dark tracks like the Untitled C3 which has a haunting synth melting through it with a superb, creaky sounding TB303 right in the forefront!
Honestly from start to finish this is a work of art!!

Introducing Integrated Inside with electronic techno music, controlled manual by Aphex mind programme..
Acid might kill the population!
__Human__

__Human__

January 4, 2017
Time for a 3LP Repress!! (include the bonus tracks) Whaddya say WARP?
dj-kaizak

dj-kaizak

November 12, 2016
Superb, an absolute masterpiece and a record that I have played so much i really need a new copy!
spa5tik0lonz

spa5tik0lonz

November 22, 2014

Fuck buying anything new from Aphex twin, and buy this album as it's essential. Absolute classic, and has been in my collection since day one. Maybe Richard D James best album...
DavidMarroquin

DavidMarroquin

October 22, 2014
Ditto what octo7 said about "Track 7 (untitled)". It has always been my favorite cut off this album and one of my favorite acid tracks of all time. I saw Jay Daniel play in Detroit a couple years ago and he dropped that cut and I got so hype for it. Personal favorite of mine. The rest of the LP I could write about as well but "Track 7 (untitled)" is a masterpiece.
obionekenjobi

obionekenjobi

June 8, 2014
If I have to pick an album by Richard D James it has to be this one, it has all of the styles of the music he does. The ambient, techno, acid & the madness. UT1 dot is the stand out track for me, I love the flow & the techno style robot voice in the background still sounds great. If It Really is me is like a dream swimming in your brain, it's a brillant mellow tune. Quino-Pheq is a great tune to end the album with, the beauty of this track makes me feel like I'm im the middle of nowhere with not a cloud in site. I shouldn't just pick a few tunes of this album 'cause the whole album is amazing, even if your not into this style of music you need to check it out. You'll not be dissapointed.
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January 13, 2008
edited about 1 year ago
When I first bought this record I didn't like it. In fact, I tried to return it but the shop wouldn't have it. Being a fan of more chord based electronica (RDJ's other Ambient works, Black Dog Prod, B12 etc) I had never heard anything like this before. Polygon Window's brooding atmospherics were too moody for me.

With time passed, what an album! Surfing On Sine Waves is a unique body of work. Both its songs and packaging appear deeply inspired by the sea and landscape of Cornwall. The songs are varied in style (warehouse party-shaking Quoth sits alongside woeful songs like UT1 - Dot). But the atmosphere is consistent and mesmerising.

Find some way to buy or borrow this release.
dom_green

dom_green

February 21, 2003
One of the most deffinative lp's of the 90's; listen to the soaring srings etc...You will not be dissapointed! R D J has produced some stuff in his time, but this does best prove his talent, and more.