Mike & Rich ‎– Mike & Rich

Rephlex ‎– cat 027cd
CD, Album


1 Mr Frosty 6:51
2 Jelly Fish 6:30
3 Eggy Toast 4:07
4 Reg 5:57
5 Vodka 4:12
6 Winner Takes All 5:44
7 Giant Deflating Football 6:22
8 Upright Kangaroo 3:31
9 The Sound Of Beady Eyes 7:46
10 Bu Bu Bu Ba 6:51

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The cover of Mike & Rich is a parody of an old board game box made by Milton Bradley called Downfall.

Fans of the album and record stores have adopted the unofficial title of this release as "Expert Knob Twiddlers", while Mike Paradinas, the cover of the Japanese CD version, and the catalog included inside Caustic Window "Compilation" have confirmed that the official title of Mike & Rich is just "Mike & Rich".

℗ & © 1996 Rephlex. Made in England.
Issued in a jewel case with clear tray and a fold out insert.
EFA distribution code only to be found on sticker (back cover).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 027238 002724
  • Matrix / Runout (variant 1,2): CAT027CD 10420191 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code (variant 1,2): IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code (variant 1): IFPI 04A3
  • Mould SID Code (variant 2): IFPI 0485

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHCU-010 Mike & Rich ...Expert Knob Twiddlers(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Chronica Cubica CHCU-010 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
CAT 027 MC Mike & Rich Mike & Rich(Cass, Album) Rephlex CAT 027 MC UK 1996 Sell This Version
cat 027cd Mike & Rich Mike & Rich(CD, Album, RP) Rephlex cat 027cd UK Unknown Sell This Version
cat 027cd Mike & Rich Mike & Rich(CD, Album) Rephlex cat 027cd UK 1996 Sell This Version
cat 027cd Mike & Rich Mike & Rich(CD, Album) Rephlex cat 027cd Europe 1996 Sell This Version


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July 19, 2016
There's a 2016 reissue imminent!! http://planet.mu/releases/expert-knob-twiddlers/ (includes seven new tracks as well!!)


November 8, 2015
edited 9 months ago

A album that was underwhelming to some at the time but is now a Rephlex classic. A+ on the artwork, also.


September 26, 2014

Mike Paradinas and Richard D. James.
this is a great production.
one of my favorites.


March 31, 2013
This album definitely is named *Expert knob twiddlers*.


February 10, 2013

Ah, p*ss off. As far as I'm concerned, the title of this excellent and frequently amusing album is 'Expert knob twiddlers'. 'Giant deflating football' and 'Upright kangaroo' are up there with the very best tracks RDJ has ever released.


April 7, 2012

It's okay for the time it was made, but it's definitely less than what you would expect from two major IDM producers.


November 11, 2010
Not the best work either of these guys have done, but I think we can all agree that this is the greatest album cover ever.


June 24, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
For all who expected something "more sophisticated" because Mike & Rich are stand-out musicians in this field, keep in mind, that the record was made in 3 days on drugs in 1993 (as Mike once mentioned it took three years for the release). On that framework the record is still brilliant and one of the funniest electronic music records ever. I can hardly have such a laugh with any other record.


January 5, 2010
Another track, 'Brivert and Muons', never made the finished album. Runs to 6:23 and is a clashy, noisy little number that probably never made it because it's not on par with the rest of the LP.


December 6, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
For this album, Aphex and mu-ziq cheese it up and make some pretty groovy and bizarre tracks.
I heard that Mike & Rich made this album in a weekend, tripping on some psychedelics (acid or shrooms, but who knows). Could be BS, but it wouldn't surprise me at all.
I'd say the best time to listen to this album for the first time would be while on acid or shrooms.
"Mr. Frosty" and "Upright Kangaroo" are the real standouts for me. Mr Frosty makes a great opener. Very funky, and one of the most listenable songs on the album. Upright Kangaroo includes belching sounds in its melody. It makes sense though, in this surreal aesthetic they've created for themselves.