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Aphex TwinSelected Ambient Works Volume II

Label:Warp Records – WARPCD21
Format:
2 x CD, Album, Stereo, No Publisher Text On CDs
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Ambient, Experimental, Dark Ambient

Tracklist

1-1Untitled7:28
1-2Untitled6:34
1-3Untitled7:44
1-4Untitled4:40
1-5Untitled8:51
1-6Untitled3:31
1-7Untitled8:51
1-8Untitled5:08
1-9Untitled6:55
1-10Untitled9:58
1-11Untitled7:18
1-12Untitled2:40
2-1Blue Calx7:20
2-2Untitled8:00
2-3Untitled5:34
2-4Untitled4:46
2-5Untitled2:05
2-6Untitled7:17
2-7Untitled5:58
2-8Untitled4:15
2-9Untitled7:10
2-10Untitled7:30
2-11Untitled11:27
2-12Untitled5:40
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Notes

This version has different text and colors on the CDs compared to Selected Ambient Works Volume II and Selected Ambient Works Volume II
All printed text on both CDs:  ℗ AND © WARP RECORDS 1994

Track 2-1 was previously released on the compilation The Philosophy Of Sound And Machine.

All tracks (except track 2-1) are untitled, and are instead represented by photographs. On the artwork are six pie charts, representing the six sides of the vinyl edition, each pie slice representing a track (track length deciding the size of the pie slice), clockwise from top. By comparing each colour-coded pie chart with the small pie symbol on each photograph, it is possible to match track to photograph.

The artwork indicates 25 tracks, as on the vinyl and cassette edition, but there are in fact only 24 tracks on the CDs. The missing track, represented by the 19th pie slice, can be found on the CD compilation Excursions In Ambience (The Third Dimension).

Contains a booklet which folds out into a two sided six-panel display and a separate one-panel card.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 021129
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603021129
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1, Disc 1): WARPCD21/1 10273491 01 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 1, Disc 1): [unknown]
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 1, Disc 1): [unknown]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1, Disc 2): WARPCD21/2 20273491 01 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 1, Disc 2): [unknown]
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 1, Disc 2): [unknown]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2, Disc 1): WARPCD21/1 10273491 09 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 2, Disc 1): IFPI L134
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 2, Disc 1): IFPI 0466
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2, Disc 2): WARPCD21/2 20273491 04 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 2, Disc 2): IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 2, Disc 2): IFPI 0466
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 6, Disc 1): WARPCD21/1 10273491 07 &
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 6, Disc 1): [unknown]
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 6, Disc 1): [unknown]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 6, Disc 2): WARPCD21/2 10273491 03 %
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 6, Disc 2): [unknown]
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 6, Disc 2): [unknown]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 7, Disc 1): WARPCD21/1 10273491 09 &
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 7, Disc 1): IFPI 0476
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 7, Disc 2): WARPCD21/2 20273491 04 %
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 7, Disc 2): IFPI 0450

Other Versions (5 of 49)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Selected Ambient Works Volume II (3×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Brown)Warp RecordsWARPLP21LTDUK1994
Selected Ambient Works Volume II (2×CD, Album)Warp Records, Rough TradeRTD 126.1670.2Germany1994
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Selected Ambient Works Volume II (2×CD, Advance, Album, Promo)Sire2-45482-AUS1994
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Selected Ambient Works Volume II (3×LP, Album, Mispress, Brown)Warp RecordsWARP LP 21 / WARP LP 20UK1994
Recently Edited
Selected Ambient Works Volume II (3×LP, Album)Warp RecordsWARPLP21UK1994

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Reviews

  • januacoeli's avatar
    januacoeli
    Since the new tapes sold out so quickly and the info vanished from the official store, I have contacted bleep for technical details:

    "Double cassette on chrome tape stock, in clear double stacked cassette box with printed inlay. Limited to 250"

    For those who are as curious to know as I was.
    • sillyworm's avatar
      sillyworm
      Besides the new cassette version( I just contacted WARP to ask for more cassettes...please do the same.) does anyone believe there will be a limited amount of LPs pressed?( not including the box of course).
      • JUSTGROOVES's avatar
        JUSTGROOVES
        Edited one month ago
        So pre-order officially today, they release on Oct 2024. Cassette has already sold out!
        • JUSTGROOVES's avatar
          JUSTGROOVES
          Repress coming? Warp Records with an Aphex Teaser yesterday on X
          • tarwater3's avatar
            tarwater3
            This album is truly an experience, ambient for the most part, with some really dark parts, drone and abstract, rather difficult for the average listener, but there's the merit... I found the 2017 digital remaster very rewarding, both in sound and that it contains all the tracks, plus a something extra... an eerie masterpiece, to say the least!!!
            • cyclope_myope_'s avatar
              I don't know why but I always assumed this album was CD ONLY.

              Must've been from a sketchy research I made back then when I got into AFX.

              So now I'm 10 years late on the hunt and prices are nasty just as I would expect for this absolute masterpiece.

              Just looking for the best quality pressing, any thoughts ?

              • Numanoid's avatar
                Numanoid
                Edited one year ago
                For those without a clue about ambient, this is more than often their favorite release. It is not bad, just middle-of-the-road.
                Ambient for lad mag readers and Vuitton bag carriers.
                • SafeCapsule's avatar
                  SafeCapsule
                  Being someone who originally discovered Aphex Twin through the IDM of SAW 85-92, I initially didn't like SAW II. After repeated listens though - it really is an incredible collection of ambient tracks. I recommend a reissue that contains Stone in Focus. Clocks in at almost 3 hours.
                  • t.Archivist's avatar
                    t.Archivist
                    looking for a brown (preferable grey labels) copy of LP1, willing to buy or trade my black version of LP1.
                    • sellerto's avatar
                      sellerto
                      Honestly. When listening to Grass (#5), I was staring upwards towards the corner of my darkened room and saw an ominous cloud or shadow descend down engulfing me in a disquiet but comfortable way. It was like take some sort of mind-altering drug without the chemicals. But honestly, this is a sheer masterpiece. One of peace. One of terror. One of mystery.

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