Aphex Twin ‎– Collapse EP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP423 Aphex Twin Collapse EP(12", EP) Warp Records WAP423 UK 2018 Sell This Version
WAP423-X Aphex Twin Collapse EP(12", EP, Ltd) Warp Records WAP423-X UK & US 2018 Sell This Version
none Aphex Twin Collapse EP(5xFile, FLAC, EP) Warp Records none 2018
none Aphex Twin Collapse EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Warp Records none UK 2018
WAP423CDD Aphex Twin Collapse EP(5xFile, WAV, EP) Warp Records WAP423CDD UK 2018
WAP423CDD Aphex Twin Collapse EP(5xFile, WAV, EP, 24-) Warp Records WAP423CDD UK 2018
WAP423CDD Aphex Twin Collapse EP(6xFile, FLAC, EP) Warp Records WAP423CDD UK 2018
BRE-57 Aphex Twin Collapse EP(CD, EP) Beat Records BRE-57 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
WAP423-CD Aphex Twin Collapse EP(CD, EP) Warp Records WAP423-CD UK 2018 Sell This Version
BRE-57LTD Aphex Twin Collapse EP(CD, EP, Ltd) Beat Records BRE-57LTD Japan 2018 Sell This Version
WAP423-MC Aphex Twin Collapse EP(Cass, EP, Typ) Warp Records WAP423-MC UK & US 2018 Sell This Version

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cristianHa

cristianHa

October 20, 2018
referencing Collapse EP, 12", EP, Ltd, WAP423-X

I bought this Ltd vinyl pressing and the cassette. Both sound fantastic. This is one of his best works, it blew my mind on first listen. I agree that track 5 should've been included on this vinyl pressing. There is also a sixth track "t69 collapse [durichroma]" which is only available for download on aphextwin.warp.net , if you purchase the EP on Bleep you'll only get 5 tracks.
MartinScorsese

MartinScorsese

October 14, 2018
edited 7 days ago
referencing Collapse EP, 12", EP, WAP423
The best Aphex Twin 12', with Cheetah, since his return
Lord_Summerisle

Lord_Summerisle

October 13, 2018
referencing Collapse EP, 12", EP, Ltd, WAP423-X
Never a dull moment here. THe only thing that is missing is the 5th track that ends the whole thing. It should have been included on the vinyl pressing. Maybe a "grower" for some folks and others might hate it but just don't get tired with it .
wadidis

wadidis

October 11, 2018
referencing Collapse EP, 12", EP, WAP423
boring album that proves that people will buy and praise just about anything.. plus theres literally no reason to not include more tracks on 80 minute cds. what a rip off. we all know that aphex is trying to convince us he is responsible for my numeric schemes. dont be fooled.. the least he could have done is tried to present a listenable experience but this is just self indulgent music that producers other than aphex will be upset at the positive critical response for. if pitchfork says this is a 8.1 and new moon is an 8.7 then what about everyone rated lower than 8.1? like sure i like some of his songs and concepts like pulsewidth and 4 and flim but you could basically find 10,000 better eps than this on soundcloud or bandcamp.
Kamuy1337

Kamuy1337

September 27, 2018
referencing Collapse EP, 12", EP, WAP423
Got this yesterday. It sounds pretty great, and I love the bassline/low end! :D
psychicSnow

psychicSnow

September 26, 2018
referencing Collapse EP, 12", EP, WAP423

...in which our hero reveals he's been listening to a lot of footwork.
danielbockwi

danielbockwi

September 24, 2018
referencing Collapse EP, 12", EP, WAP423
Sounds great. No surface noise. Loads of musical noise. Lotttts of low end.
Side-D

Side-D

September 23, 2018
edited 16 days ago
referencing Collapse EP, 12", EP, Ltd, WAP423-X

I should preface this comment with a single topic. This album was bought from a local record shop which had a healthy amount of copies for this so-called limited edition LP, so I wasn't subjected to the literal pressing concerns that faced the consumers who bought it directly from Bleep or Aphex Twin's web store (which is a sub-front for Bleep anyway). Although I don't feign sympathy to their issues, as I do personally have an odd faulty experience with a different purchase from Bleep, but this is about the Collapse album proper. Sorry for those unlucky to have bad presses of the album. Conversely, I am very much lucky to have yet another great press from Warp. With exception of the one album I bought used from the marketplace, no Aphex Twin LP I bought suffered any serious faults to my ears.

On the subject of the album's content, note that I'm not a fan of Richard D. James's current-era electro phase of his career. His comeback album Syro was celebrated by many, yet it left me feeling numb. I'm not as immediately latched to his complex digitized music as the drill-n-bass nightmare-fused IDM he used to settle in the '90s, and Collapse is very much consistent to his contemporary sonic direction. However, and this is through a few repeat listens, this EP does harken closer to his early stylings. "Mt1 T29r2", in particular, is as busy with its computations as its unsettling with its beat patterns, which makes me feel right at home. That comfort manages to blend into dark ambient very well with "pthex", which annoys me that it exists outside of this format (digital, CD, tape). Overall, for current-era Aphex Twin, Collapse is a grower.
benbmorse

benbmorse

September 22, 2018
referencing Collapse EP, 12", EP, Ltd, WAP423-X
Mine also has the pressing defect on the right channel. A side crackle is present, but minimal. It's really bad on the B side, especially "Mt1 T29r2". I pre-ordered direct from bleep to the US.
7.62mmfullautogo

7.62mmfullautogo

September 22, 2018
referencing Collapse EP, 12", EP, Ltd, WAP423-X

This record POUNDS through my Klipsch Heresy IIIs and a sealed 12" sub. I've never heard bass this low or powerful off of vinyl.

Zero surface noise or clicks, my pressing is perfect, direct from Bleep.