Aphex TwinRichard D. James Album

Label:Warp Records – Warp LP43, Warp Records – WARP LP 43, Warp Records – WARP LP43
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Abstract, IDM, Experimental, Acid


A2Cornish Acid2:15
A3Peek 8245452012:59
A5Carn Marth2:28
B1To Cure A Weakling Child3:54
B2Goon Gumpas1:55
B3Yellow Calx2:56
B4Girl/Boy Song4:44
B5Logan-Rock Witch3:28

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℗ Warp 1996. © Warp 1996.
Published by Chrysalis Music.
Made in England.

Oh and by the way "Aphex is a registered trademark of Aphex Systems Limited and is used by permission"

The sides are labelled as 'The First Side' and 'Second Side' on the sleeve's reverse, and B4 is labelled as '3.5', with B5 labelled '4'. These labellings are reproduced on some CD editions.

Catalog number written as Warp LP43 on spine, WARP LP 43 on back jacket and WARP LP43 on center label.

Aphex Twin is credited as "Me" for Producer, Written-By and Sleeve credits.

No track durations on this issue

Early copies had an orange Warp sticker reading 'APHEX TWIN' ''RICHARD D. JAMES'' ALBUM.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 043114 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603043114
  • Matrix / Runout (Run Out Etchings A): MPO WARP_LP_ 43 A1 PAULS@PORKYS'
  • Matrix / Runout (Run Out Etchings B): MPO WARP_LP_ 43 B1 -PAULS CUTZ-

Other Versions (5 of 55)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Richard D. James Album (CD, Album, Stereo)Warp RecordsWarpCD43UK1996
Richard D. James Album (Cassette, Album)Warp RecordsWARP MC 43UK1996
Richard D. James Album (CD, Album)Warp Records, Rough Trade, Warp Records, Rough TradeRTD 126.3196.2, RTD126.3196.2Germany1996
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Richard D. James Album (CD, Album)Sonic Records (2), Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp RecordsSON 129, WarpCD43, WARP CD 43, WARP CD43Poland1996
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Richard D James LP (LP, Album, Promo)Warp RecordsWARP LP43PUK1996



  • Diabolick's avatar
    Edited 4 months ago
    such a beautiful album. I bought the album on vinyl for my 35th birthday and it remains a great listen. Although some of Richard's later music on occasion can be very abrasive and noisy, This collection of AFX tracks explores his more drill and bass sounds with a touch of classical/ambient elements and a more childlike touch to the album. The tracks Goon Gumpas and Logan Rock Witch sound like a children's television show on acid and tie up the album perfectly. definitely a starter piece for those wanting to appreciate Aphex Twin before delving into the illustrious back catalogue.
    • Doomguy13's avatar
      After numerous listens between this original press and the 2012 180g release, I'd argue that the difference in sound quality is minimal, almost completely dismissible. If anything, the reissue has the leg up due to generally being quieter and having less surface noise compared to the WARP presses I've come across from this time period. For comparison, I found the difference between the original presses of Boards Of Canada records and the WARP reissues to have larger differences that could have their own positives and negatives.

      It can be somewhat harder to track down in the US, so you'd do better just grabbing the reissue. That being said, I gladly waited damn near a decade to grab a clean original copy of this and I still giggle like a child when I see it on my shelf, so I know it's worth it if you're a diehard fan.
      • ben-oton's avatar
        Edited 3 years ago
        An absolutely milestone of music in the 90’s! (…maybe even in human history)
        This sound is so full of elegant composition that it almost takes your breath away!
        It changed my life back then.
        • Ramzy's avatar
          Is the pixellation on the cover of this and I Care Because You Do deliberate - like a middle finger to fancy design - or were the LP covers just made from files that were too small? I've got the original pressings but it's the same on the reissues I've seen in shops. Especially strange as the back covers look normal!
          • x273279's avatar
            The electronics and sounds are good, but the use of programmed hyperactive drumrolls distracts and disturbs.
            • Tabris's avatar
              "Richard D. James Album", Autechre's "Confield", and Burial's "Untrue" are the masterpieces defining the last 20 years in electronic music.
              • GalaxyExplorer's avatar
                Edited 12 years ago
                I disagree with the "love it or hate it" conclusion. I neither love nor hate this album. It definitely takes several listens to fully enjoy it, but I don't think it's his best or worst work. For example, it blows away Drukqs (though what doesn't?) but isn't as beautiful and heartfelt as I Care Because You Do. I'd probably put SAW1 and SAW2 above this album, and the standout tracks on Come to Daddy are superior to the RDJ Album. Either way, I want more AFX! It's been too long!
                • badhack's avatar
                  RDJ takes a jungle beat and creates a total masterpiece. The opening of "4" tells you right away you're going to be in for a treat. Songs like "Fingerbib" and "Goon Gumpas" seem to project me into a different world. "To Cure A Weakling Child" is sample/drum mastery. Plenty of drums with beautiful melody interspersed, the song writing, detail and subtlety of the album really do make it best of class.


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