The Aphex Twin* ‎– Classics

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 95035 X, RS 95035 The Aphex Twin* Classics(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Aqu) R & S Records, R & S Records RS 95035 X, RS 95035 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
RS 95035 The Aphex Twin* Classics(2xLP, Comp) R & S Records RS 95035 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
RS 95035 The Aphex Twin* Classics(2xLP, Comp, Gat) R & S Records RS 95035 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
DIST 004 CD, DIST004CD The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp) Distance, Distance DIST 004 CD, DIST004CD France 1995 Sell This Version
RTD 119.3007.2, RS 95035 CD The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp) Rough Trade, R & S Records RTD 119.3007.2, RS 95035 CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
RS 95035 CD The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp) R & S Records RS 95035 CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
SRCS 7569 The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp) R & S Records, Sony Records SRCS 7569 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
RS 95035 MC The Aphex Twin* Classics(Cass, Comp) R & S Records RS 95035 MC Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
CVOS1014 The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp) Creative Vibes, R & S Records CVOS1014 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
PIASA 05 The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp, RE) [PIAS] America Classics PIASA 05 US 2002 Sell This Version
RS 95035, RS 2006/02 The Aphex Twin* Classics Remastered 2006(2xLP, Comp, RM) R & S Records, R & S Records RS 95035, RS 2006/02 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
RS 2006/02 The Aphex Twin* Classics Remastered 2006(2xLP, Comp, RM) R & S Records RS 2006/02 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
RS 95035 The Aphex Twin* Classics(2xLP, Comp, RE, Unofficial) R & S Records (2) RS 95035 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
RS 95035DB The Aphex Twin* Classics(13xFile, MP3, Comp, RE, RM, 320) R & S Records RS 95035DB Belgium 2008
RS 95035DB The Aphex Twin* Classics(13xFile, WAV, Comp, RE, RM) R & S Records RS 95035DB Belgium 2008
RS95035RM The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp, RE, RM, Sup) R & S Records RS95035RM Europe 2008 Sell This Version
BRC-238 The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp, RE) Beat Records BRC-238 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
RS95035XI Aphex Twin Classics(CD, Comp, RE, RM) R & S Records RS95035XI Europe 2011 Sell This Version
RS95035CD Aphex Twin Classics(CD, Comp, RE, RM) R & S Records RS95035CD 2014 Sell This Version
RS 95035 CD, 516.0035.020 The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp, RE) R & S Records, [pias] RS 95035 CD, 516.0035.020 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RS 95035 CD The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp, RE) R & S Records RS 95035 CD Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
RTD 119.3007.2, RS 95035 CD The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp, RP) Rough Trade, R & S Records RTD 119.3007.2, RS 95035 CD Germany Unknown Sell This Version
PIASA 5 The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp, Unofficial) PIAS America (2) PIASA 5 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
PIASA 5 The Aphex Twin* Classics(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (Aphex Twin) PIASA 5 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MB 099 Aphex Twin Classics(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Music Box (16) MB 099 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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freakaz0id

freakaz0id

October 7, 2018
referencing Classics, CD, Comp, DIST 004 CD, DIST004CD
My copy has the same matrix of A0000018120-0101 but 41 A6. The SID is also IFPI L551 but, unlike the disc photo for this entry, the DADC logo says 'AUSTRIA" under it.
wildblunthickok

wildblunthickok

April 30, 2018
referencing Classics, CD, Comp, RS 95035 CD
Reprints the Digeridoo and Xylem Tube EPs. Digeridoo ep also reprinted one song from his first ever release (Analogue Bubblebath), but which song depended on if you had the European printing or the US printing. Both songs are included here. The version of Analogue Bubblebath (the song) used on the US version was missing a half second of the beginning, and the version of Isopropophlex (mis-titled Isopropanal here) on the European version has an extra minute in the middle. This collection also has 4 bonus songs: the unofficial Aphex Twin theme song "Metapharstic" (the only vocals are a chant of "Aphex"), the 2 ultra-harsh remixes of "We Have Arrived" (apparently the album they're originally from was fetching big prices even back in 1994), and a live version of Digeridoo from 1990. Remember his first release was late 1991 so this track was a glimpse into the pre-release days. It's not mentioned what band name he was going under at the time, but since it was 1990 it was probably "Phonic Boy on Dope" (PBoD).

As for the main songs, Digeridoo is both fast and long (7 minutes), written intentionally to wear out the devoted dancers in the audience at the end of a show. Flaphead and Phloam are somewhat forgettable hardcore tracks. Isopropanal (originally titled Isopropophlex) is an extended version of track 2 from the Analogue Bubblebath ep, and is definitely the better version of the song. The song is good enough to be the lead track of an ep of it's own. Polynomial-C is one of Aphex Twin's best songs, somehow managing to sound both beautiful and frantic (due to a steady stream of notes). Tamphex is both a great song and a hilarious parody of a real tampex ad ("are you one of those girls for whom time stops...once a month?" complete with spooky 'time stopping' music). I'd say Phlange Phace and Dodeccaheedron are just as forgettable as Flaphead and Phloam, but I know some people are big fans of Dodeccaheedron's creepy vibe. Btw as far as I know "dodeccaheedron" means "20 sided object". Analogue Bubblebath is a beautiful song, and was the first song on Aphex Twin's first release (the Analogue Bubblebath ep).

Would I recommend this album? Yes, highly! Look for the one with the blue cover rather than the one that looks like an inverted version of Selected Ambient Works 85-92's cover. There's no difference in the music, it's just the better artwork. As far as easy to find Aphex Twin albums go, you can get almost everything he did in 1991 and 1992 if you get Classics, Analogue Bubblebath, Caustic Window Compilation, and Selected Ambient Works 85-92. At that point all you're missing of the 9 releases he had in that time span are the Pac-Man ep, the first Bradley Strider ep, and Analogue Bubblebath 2. Pac-Man isn't THAT common, and good luck finding the last 2 without paying a lot.
BlackShape

BlackShape

August 22, 2017
referencing Classics, 2xLP, Comp, RS 95035
I'm sure my copy is this one, in a generic Apollo sleeve, but my run outs say 94035 like the gatefold copy, not 95035 as on the label. Any ideas?
dumaisaudio

dumaisaudio

April 19, 2016
referencing Classics, 2xLP, Comp, RE, Unofficial, RS 95035
I've got a copy of this with black and white labels (same art as the original release, just not in color), and the Runouts are Side A - Apt. A, Side B - Apt. B, and both sides C and D are Apt. C. I'm assuming that the copy I have is this version. Does anyone know if this is an official release or not?
TOMYKA5

TOMYKA5

February 5, 2016
referencing Classics, 2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Aqu, RS 95035 X, RS 95035
Any news about a repress coming in 2016? SAW, RDJ album got repressed.9
MrZyc

MrZyc

September 24, 2014
referencing Classics, CD, Comp, RS 95035 CD

The first rave was played this.
Favourite:Dodeccaheedron
VillageIdiot

VillageIdiot

May 10, 2014
referencing Classics, 2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Aqu, RS 95035 X, RS 95035
Vinyl 1 of my copy is clear translucent vinyl with just a very slight tinge of blue through it (not quite a marble effect but almost on its way), while the second vinyl is aqua blue as per the photos.
mushroomman95

mushroomman95

April 4, 2013
referencing Classics, Cass, Comp, RS 95035 MC
Id pay good money for this!!! AHH
badhack

badhack

March 24, 2011
referencing Classics, 2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Aqu, RS 95035 X, RS 95035
There is a great collection of RDJ from the 90s. They tend to be harder, beat driven tracks, but I believe the softer tracks like "Polynomial-C", "Digeridoo" and "Analogue Bubblebath 1" stand out the most.
Dimitri_Ostrovitch

Dimitri_Ostrovitch

January 2, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Classics, 2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Aqu, RS 95035 X, RS 95035

Richard D James is in the nineties a completely original artist. Aphex Twin is of course a beats-focused music, but in a weird way, with strange sound effects applied on the percussions, always on the tightrope with noise. He roughly can also be seen as a pioneer of the actual breakcore and noisecore styles.
This "classics" cd is a collection of songs already released elsewhere (the first four are on the "didgeridoo ep", the following four are on the "xylem tube ep", and "metapharstic" was released on the compilation "mayday a new chapter of house & techno 92". If you don't know Aphex twin (we never knows...) get this and go directly to the following key tracks : isopropanol, phlange phace & dodeccaheedron.
Listening to these tracks is like being on a trip to an unknown and mysterious destination, but already hostile.

Overall a very good collection. Recommended.