Aphex Twin ‎– Collapse EP

Label:
Warp Records ‎– WAP423-X
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition
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IDM

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First edition in a "Procédé Heliophore" silver foil sleeve.

Includes a download card for the EP plus bonus track 'Pthex'.

Pre-orders at bleep store were shipped with two additional collapse ep artwork related stickers.

Side A label features a smaller Aphex Twin logo compared to side B.

Text printed on the top-left on the orange side of the inner-sleeve:
WAP423-X
Five from the top, three from the bottom
but only two from the middle.

℗ 2018 Warp Records Ltd.
© 2018 Warp Records Ltd.

Made in EU.

Many copies do suffer from a pressing defect on the right channel which produces unintended noise.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0801061842314
  • Barcode (Scanned): 801061842314
  • Barcode (EAN-Code, scanned): 0801061842314
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A): WAP423 A T↾ BEAU @ TEN EIGHT SEVEN BI 27710-01 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side B): WAP423 B ⊥↾ BI 27710-01 B₁
  • Label Code: LC02070

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP423 Aphex Twin Collapse EP(12", EP) Warp Records WAP423 UK, Europe & US 2018 Sell This Version
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
SL18279 Aphex Twin Collapse(CDr, Unofficial) Star Line (7) SL18279 Russia 2018 Sell This Version
BRE-57 Aphex Twin Collapse EP(CD, EP) Beat Records BRE-57 Japan 2018 Sell This Version

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JacobGoodwin

JacobGoodwin

December 22, 2018
My copy sounds great, I guess maybe I'm one of the lucky ones?
cutjules

cutjules

December 3, 2018

So, as this is a limited version, except the fact that many of these pressings have surface noise, does this silver foil sleeve bring anything more than the regular pressing ? What's the purpose of this aluminium paper bag ? It looks like a marketing joke as "hi collectors, why don't you pay more for this silver bag and get a worse sound"...
Sonic_Reducer_99

Sonic_Reducer_99

November 26, 2018
My copy does have the crackling on the right channel, but it is incredibly minor and only seems to be on side two. other than that, this is a pretty good sounding record.
sharedsystems

sharedsystems

November 16, 2018
Weird my back sticker is randomly upside down, yet on my other copy it's the other way around. :/
Bradx

Bradx

November 2, 2018

Terrible pressing, unlistenable really. Why do I persist with vinyl? I must be a masochist.
mohnkuchen

mohnkuchen

October 25, 2018
Meine Platte klingt brilliant!!! Fake News, um den Preis zu drücken??
vanderwiese

vanderwiese

October 24, 2018

Have the limited Version, i got three Vinyls sent after complaining, all with the same defect on the right channel.
There must be something wrong with the pressing. Cant use it this way...
cristianHa

cristianHa

October 20, 2018

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.
Lord_Summerisle

Lord_Summerisle

October 13, 2018
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 .
Side-D

Side-D

September 23, 2018
edited 3 months ago

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.