Polygon Window ‎– Surfing On Sine Waves

Warp Records ‎– WARP CD7, Warp Records ‎– Warp CD7
CD, Album, Repress


1 Polygon Window 5:28
2 Audax Powder 4:40
3 Quoth 5:36
4 If It Really Is Me 7:03
5 Supremacy II 4:07
6 UT1 - Dot 5:20
7 Untitled 6:24
8 Quixote 6:03
9 Quino - Phec 4:41

Companies, etc.



Writing, programming, arranging, engineering, producing + location recording by Richard D. James at Llannerlog Studios, Cornwall.

Thanks to Pbod, Saman - tha Woolly Mammoth, Maff - phew Ian, Digger, Lorna, Martin Tressider, Goofy Snail, Dan (DDA), Victor Jumper, Neil Sandwiches, Porth Towan, C + G Building Society, all at Rephlex, Big Carl, LM137, Aeoneura, PK, My Hed Tuma.

This is the second in a series of (Artificial Intelligence) albums from Warp.

All music Copyright Control, ℗ 1992 Warp Records © 1992 Warp Records.
Made In England.

Incidental info:
There is an error on the CD silkscreen artwork, where track 7 is given the title "(0,7)".
The Catalog# appears as "WARP CD7" on the spine of the release and as "Warp CD7" on the CD.

Durations in the tracklisting differ from that on the cd back cover. They are obtained by a cd player.

Repress of Polygon Window - Surfing On Sine Waves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 070028
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603070028
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 3): WARPCD7 10208481 03 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): WARPCD7 10208481 04 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2, 3): IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0481
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0460
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0408
  • Other (Inner Hub Mould Of Variant 2): MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

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
WARPCDD7 Polygon Window Surfing On Sine Waves(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD7 UK 2017


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October 12, 2013

Amazing Album, very unique, melodic, relaxing, dark, energetic, and cool to trip. My favourite tracks are . "supremacy 2", "UT1-dot", "untitled track" and "Quino - phec". This is one of the best Albums by Aphex twin.


October 10, 2009

I remember purchasing this album after hearing the incredible and incendiary warehouse banger Quoth. Expecting more similar music, my delusion was big. It turned out that Quoth was an exception here, if I may put it so. By far the heaviest, rawest and in-your-face piece of music on the album. Beware that back then I had little to no knowledge of Warp's sound and musical tendencies.
Now, not to leave the impression of a biased and pissed off customer, let me reflect upon the rest of the album. The music is not bad at all, ranging from early IDM, ambient, break beat techno, with acid lead segments from time to time. Unfortunately, not much of it sticks out and strikes you like Quoth did to me. Sure it is all quality, and some if it is mighty fine; the haunting melody on Polygon Window taking turns with the memorable acid lead, the forceful and driving opener, the quiet ambience of Quino-Phec.
The rest is skip material in my book. A cool sequence here and there, some occasional playful acid synths and lush pads aside, "Surfing on sine waves" does not have much in store for my ears. For early Richard D. James mind blowing material, I suggest heading right to the Aphex Twin "Classics" release on R & S.
As for Polygon Window, I urge everybody to go check out Quoth, one of the most ferocious tunes he has ever done. My highest recommendation would be buying either the CD Maxi [WAP 33 CD] or the vinyl counterpart [WAP 33], both of which have two astonishing mixes of Quoth, plus two other worthwhile tunes.


March 27, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

If you are into mainstream or chart music, this may take getting used to and require patience. If you like dance music but don't want to have to move like mad all the time, this is great. A few of the tracks are ambient, while a few are pounding and repetative. As a whole, this early techno album is worth a listen if you are familar with Aphex Twin's work, but might not be the best place to start.