AFX*Hangable Auto Bulb EP

Label:Warp Records – WAP 67
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition
Style:IDM, Breakcore, Experimental


A1Children Talking5:15
A2Hangable Auto Bulb6:48
B1Laughable Butane Bob2:58
B3Custodian Discount4:25
B4Wabby Legs5:30

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Limited to 3000 copies.
Direct Metal Mastering (DMM).

℗ & © 1995 Warp Records.
Made in England.

Several titles are anagrams:
Hangable Auto Bulb = Analogue Bub[b]l[e]bath
Laughable Butane Bob = Analogue Bubblebath
Custodian Discount = Caussttic Ouinnddo [Caustic Window]

Issued in a generic glossy white outer sleeve.
Some track times printed on the labels are different to the actual durations.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): WAP 67 A-1 DMM 1. MASHED TAYDEEZ 2. HANGABLE AUTO BULB.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): WAP-67 B DMM 1. LAUGHABLE BUTANE BOB, 2. CUSTODIAN DISCOUNT 3, WABBY LEGS
  • Other (Catalog number side A): WAP 67A
  • Other (Catalog number side B): WAP 67B

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  • djclockwork's avatar
    Edited 2 years ago
    Man it feels weird reviewing a record I bough new in 95 just as I started to mix. Damn MASHED POTATOOOOOOZ hooked me while digging for my sounds.. I am ashamed of the condition of it now and how much I abused this record. It got tons of play and then eventually just got kicked around my collection with no care for so long. A couple years ago I cleaned it up and put it back on the decks after a over a decade of being completely ignored. Its hard to add to what has been said by all I will say is this was brilliant fun and dark back then and more so today.
    • DialedDoorTV's avatar
      So was this ever released on CD or as a vinyl-only release?
      • emeraldsmp's avatar
        M A S H E D P O T A T O E S
        • Tanabe_san's avatar
          I love this EP. In the ginger wizards release history you can mark this as the turn away from the ambient techno of his didgeridoo era, to the drill and bass of the coming millennium. His mate Luke Viberts releases under his Plug moniker are the obvious influence here, of which the first two Plug EPs had already been released in the months before HAB in 95. Anyone that loves this should definitely check that out as well.
          • withoutatrace's avatar
            Edited 16 years ago
            I finally got myself a copy of this precious EP--came in the mail today. Everything on here is pure AFX nostalgia. 'Children Talking' and 'Laughable Butane Bob' are standout tracks, in my opinion, though the entire EP is classic material from a curious liminal period in which analogue techno was under serious attack by digital pioneers. This EP is testament to the genius that can be done by way of the old tools.
            • jedi4q2's avatar
              Edited 18 years ago
              These tracks were released digitally by Warp on for a limited time, until Richard James made them delete them. They are denoted from bootleg recordings by their VBR bitrate, and copyright info in the ID3 tags.
              • nothinger's avatar
                IMHO it's the best release from AFX. Excellent twisted & teared beats with ambient melodies - brilliant mixture. Titled track is a true masterpiece - dark, atmospheric drill'n'bass with some great ambient chords always impress me. One of the best Richard works at all. Another great track is next "Laughable Butane Bob" - I love moment when it how it "explodes" with percussion. Other tracks are also very good (I'm in love with that african drums in "Wabby Legs" :)) and a release as a whole seems to be one of the most desired Aphex stuff now! When CD re-release? I can't wait!
                • eiskristall's avatar
                  I like this funny track "Children Talking", most of us knows the feeling, when we were young and our parents wanted you to eat something we hate, again and again. Is that a kind of humourous work of a part from Richard's childhood? Anyway, that's why I love this EP too!
                  • kelp7's avatar
                    This really is the best. From the dark abstract twisted ambient of "Hangable Auto Bulb" to the brilliant melodic masterpiece of "Laughable Butane Bob" this release never fails to impress and is gonna be very important in music history I think.
                    • Portis's avatar
                      This is damn fine stuff, so innovative and creative. Perfect combinations of abstract themes, great quirky sounds and melodies and some quality drill and bass to boot. Purely original.


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