Polygon Window ‎– Surfing On Sine Waves

Warp Records ‎– WARP CD7
CD, Album, Reissue


1 Polygon Window 5:24
2 Audax Powder 4:36
3 Quoth 5:34
4 If It Really Is Me 7:01
5 Supremacy II 4:04
6 UT1 - Dot 5:17
7 Untitled 6:24
8 Quixote 6:00
9 Portreath Harbour 4:14
10 Redruth School 2:43
11 Quino - Phec 4:42

Companies, etc.



Writing, programming, arranging, engineering, producing + location recording 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.

℗ 1992 Warp Records Limited except tracks 9 + 10 ℗ 2000 Warp Records Limited.
All tracks © 1992, 2000 Warp Records Limited.
Made in the USA.

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

Originally released in 1993 with same catalog number (WARP CD7). This reissue came out around the time that Warp opened up their US office (previously they had licensed releases through Wax Trax!/TVT, Matador and other labels for North America). It includes two exclusive bonus tracks, "Portreath Harbour" and "Redruth School".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 01061 00072 1
  • Barcode (Scanned UPC-A): 801061000721
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant #1): 39840AM-01 WARP-CD7 011901-18
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant #2): 39840AM-02 WARP-CD7 011511-26
  • Label Code: LC02070

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP CD7, Warp CD7 Polygon Window Surfing On Sine Waves(CD, Album, Bla) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP CD7, Warp CD7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
WARP CD7, Warp CD7 Polygon Window Surfing On Sine Waves(CD, Album, Blu) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP CD7, Warp CD7 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WARPCDD7 Polygon Window Surfing On Sine Waves(12xFile, WAV, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD7 UK 2017
RTD 226.1532.2/1 Polygon Window Surfing On Sine Waves(12", EP, Promo, W/Lbl) Rough Trade RTD 226.1532.2/1 Germany 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


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September 29, 2014
Track 7 (Untitled) is the most atmospheric and brooding piece of acidhouse I've ever heard. It sounds like the Cornish landscape in audio form. This is one of RDJ's most coherent albums and a personal favorite of mine. It has some interesting drum programming throughout and lots of spooky synth sounds to keep things mysterious. The previously unreleased bonus tracks on this version fit right into the mood of the album. Fans of Biosphere will also love this.


May 10, 2012

I think this is RDJames best work... I wish I knew of an album or two he's done other than this one where he was as consistent and as good.


February 22, 2007
edited over 13 years ago
Richard David James has released many albums that could be considered classics but I think this one is certainly on top of that list. Some good dance-floor tracks and some other made-for-headphones tunes makes this album a most complete one. At the time of its original release date, he was still under contract with R&S and well known for the 2 EPs he had release there (Didgeridoo and Xylem Tube) so the fact that this was his 1st LP released on Warp made that album very special to me.

The track 'Quixote' still give me the shivers and reminds me of the good dance-floor moments I had as a DJ...


December 26, 2005
edited over 15 years ago

This is RDJ's return to the classic ambiacid of SAW I. You can hear his progressions into more hardcore acid (Quoth) but also trying to be a little more commercial perhaps (If It Really Is Me). This is a great album. If you like SAWI, you'll love this.


October 28, 2005
edited over 15 years ago

This album is some spectacular eariler Richard D. James works. Some of it shades his future, though all of it is apart of his past styles. My favorite track on here is "Redruth School", and also "Quino-Phec" and "Supremecy II" are quite good.


March 9, 2004

This is more like it!! More previously unreleased tracks from RDJ is always a good thing...turns out that Portreath Harbour is now my favourite track on this classic album. One of RDJ's premiere achievements, alongside SAWII - now if only he'd agree to a re-release on vinyl....