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Caustic WindowCaustic Window LP

Label:Rephlex – CAT 023
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, White Label
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Non-Music
Style:IDM, Spoken Word

Tracklist

A1Flutey8:20
A2Stomper 101mod Detunekik7:26
B1Mumbly5:31
B2Popeye1:19
B3Fingertrips4:17
B4Revpok3:43
B5AFX Tribal Kik1:06
C1Airflow5:06
C2Squidge In The Fridge4:09
C3Fingry4:51
C4Jazzphase4:23
D1101 Rainbows Ambient Mix8:52
D2Phlaps3:50
D3Cunt4:16
D4Phone Pranks (Part 1)1:16
D5Phone Pranks (Part 2)
Voice [Uncredited]Chris Jeffs, Mike Paradinas
1:00
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Notes

No track titles appear on the actual release. The track titles above are taken from the 2014 digital files.

LImited to no more than 10 copies.
Richard D. James has 4 pressings. Others are held by Mike Paradinas, Chris Jeffs, Marcus Scott (2) and a few friends. Grant Wilson-Claridge's test pressing was sold to fans who started a Kickstarter to afford it, and got permission from Richard and Rephlex Records to distribute digital copies to everyone who contributed to the Kickstarter. Afterwards the record itself was sold to Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of the video game Minecraft. This test pressing is also the master recording for all Caustic Window LP digital file formats released to the public.

At least one copy is labelled with black marker by Richard D. James himself as follows:
Side A: CAUSTIC WINDOW LP 33 1/3 SIDE A REPHLEX
Side B: CAUSTIC WINDOW LP 33 1/3 SIDE B REPHLEX
Side C: CW LP side C
Side D: CAUSTIC WINDOW LP side D

'Mumbly' contains a sample of Dastardly & Muttley from the 'Wacky Races' cartoon series featuring Hanna-Barbera characters.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): CAT 023-A1 A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): CAT 023-L1 A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Etched): THIRD REICH VETERANS WILL NOT JOIN VICTORY WAR PARADE. CAT 023 -01
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Etched): CAT 023 - G1 A PORKY PRIME CUT

Other Versions (5 of 15)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Caustic Window LP (15×File, FLAC, Album)RephlexCAT 023UK2014
Caustic Window LP (15×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)RephlexCAT 023UK2014
Caustic Window LP (15×File, MP3, Album, VBR)RephlexCAT 023UK2014
Caustic Window LP (15×File, AAC, Album, VBR)RephlexCAT 023UK2014
Caustic Window LP (15×File, ogg-vorbis, Album)RephlexCAT 023UK2014

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  • Rogo's avatar
    Rogo
    Serge from Clone.nl seems to be in possession of a copy

    https://www.discogs.com/digs/collecting/dj-serge-rare-records/

    Someone please update the listing
    • briant0918's avatar
      briant0918
      Edited 7 months ago
      Originally sent to joyrex.com on 14 Sept 1999:

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      This was an email that was sent to me (Joyrex) about the rumored "CAT023" a white label Caustic Window album that Rich has had done for about 3 years now. What follows is Bowgie's description of the album, as he is one of four (4) people who have the album. It is rumored that Bowgie is actually Mu-ziq (aka Mike Paradinas). This has not been confirmed. A full tracklisting is impossible since it's a white label.

      There are no titles: Untitled.

      It has hand written labels by RDJ:

      SIDE 1 in black marker pen: "CAUSTIC WINDOW LP 33 1/3 SIDE A REPHLEX" in the run out groove: "CAT 023-A1 A PORKY PRIME CUT":

      There are two tracks on side A,
      the first is a subtle melodic grower, with hi q's; pianoish DX sounds & woodwind type synths.nice but not very immediate.

      Track 2 is *much* more like it: Industrial type drums straight out of J5 and the catchiest afx acid line (not 303). Builds and builds with pad sounds & percessive held chords in a spooky fashion.

      SIDE 2 Same hand written info except it says: "SIDE B" in black marker pen and in the run out groove it's the same but says side "L"5 Tracks on B:

      Track 1) called "muttley" by Richard.It features samples from "dastardly & Muttley"(Wacky Races Cartoon) starting off with Dastardly shouting "Muttley!" then Muttley the dog going "RashingFrashingWrarraFrarraWrash". Other samples: A girl speaking: "You know I don't even know why you bother talking" and the track ends with "what an utterly fantastical journey" (unknown sample) As regards to the music, it starts with a monophonic synth line doing a percussive riff up 4 notes, joined by another sound a few bars later. Then the drums kick in. Bass and snare from Phloam, sort of metallic guiro and clangs from Schottkey. Halfway through an orchestral string chords sample comes in, and the girl speaking sample appears. It's a great track, very SAW85-92 in period.

      Track 2) Happy, jolly little track with high pitched bell-like hihats acid sounds and long square wave bass note. Random dat glitches spice up the percussion. The melody comes from the interplay of tuned bass drum & tuned metal hihats.

      Track3) Wow!This is a treat for fans of SOSW. Starts with Roland R8 hihats, then a marimba melody & the BD Kikkz in with an acidicish line.marimba fades in again. Then a BB1 DX pad in 5ths (lots of reverb) makes it fuckin lush. Drum break then the track restarts with stabs from Audax powder, then acid & marimba. Track ends wth drums.

      Track 4) My favourite: Noisey drum loops (Tuned white noise?) acid pokes. Bass drum from Hedphelym or the B-sides to ABB2. Also odd bell like High melodies & metallic sampled melodies! very odd track.

      Track 5) Tribal bongos, Quoth Bd kik & "a,aphex-a,aphex"samples. About 1 min. long.

      SIDE 3 Handwritten on label: "CW LP side C" and in the run out groove it says; "THIRD REICH VETERANS WILL NOT JOIN VICTORY WAR PARADE. CAT 023 -01" 4 tracks

      Track 1) Very simple synth melody & 4/4 kik drum / snare joined later by emotional sounding soft detuned string notes. Hihats and hi Q's join later and lo-bandwidth metallic samples.

      Track 2) A very early track.One of the 1st he did. Childish squeaky acid line. Crap piano riff. Redeemed by lush strings & reverb on certain drum sounds,which might have indicated Here was a future talent.

      Track 3) Square wave bassline, melodic held acid line, R8 drums. Simple lovely very Aphex.

      Track 4) Jazz fusion aphex! Drum sounds similar to Gak. Sounds like Gak in fact except for a low farting bass and muted jazzy piano riff & overlaid solos.

      SIDE 4 "CAUSTIC WINDOW LP . side D" handwritten in black on label in runout groove:"CAT 023 - G1 A PORKY PRIME CUT " 5 tracks

      Track 1) An ambient track. This was a reject from SAW85-92 and is unspeakably lovely. A monophonic synth weaves around soft flutes to devastating effect. The synth filter opens & closes to emphasise the riff at certain times, & the flute goes freestyle towards the end. Metallic percussion invades the song at times complementing the groovy momentum gathered by the main riff.

      Track 2) This is Phlaps off the criminal justice bill comp. [Totem Records – TTPLP 005 / TTPCD 005]

      Track 3) This is Cunt off TEX 3 [Label: Volume – teex lp 3 / teex cd 3]

      Track 4) This is a phone call between Mixmaster Morris & Scanner [Morris Gould, Robin Rimbaud]. Richard got 2 phones, rang them both (one to Morris, one to Scanner) and luckily they both answered simultaneously. What follows is very funny. Both Morris & Robin think each other has initiated the call and confusion reigns. This increases as a third voice enters the fray (RDJ). Eventually they recognise him as Richard: "If you put the phone down your gonna die.. "

      Track 5) Same trick between Chris Jeffs & Mike Paradinas. This time Cylob figures it out straight away but the funniest bit is where he says "I think Richard wants us to talk to each other", to which Mike replies "Oh great... " track (& album) ends.

      You can post this info on the joyrex site (is that you?) or wherever. I promised Richard not to let anyone have copies. I stick to that.

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      • slzz's avatar
        slzz
        someone sold this for 48 quid last year? ? ?
        • 0zerum's avatar
          0zerum
          Wait, are you telling me that a real original copy of this LP in near mint condition was sold on here last year for €56???? WHAT
          • And how on earth is one going to obtain a copy of said digital release when one finds out way past the initial Kickstarter project ended...
            • spl3nd1d's avatar
              spl3nd1d
              To those who actually made the kickstarter happening: thank you.

              Another solid release.
              • HardToFindRecords's avatar
                Edited 9 years ago
                We did have an original copy on eBay, it sold for £3,465.17 in July 2014.
                • noisesavvy's avatar
                  noisesavvy
                  Personally I think it's fantastic. I was happy to pay for the digital release even though it will be inevitably leaked simply because Richard and Rephlex deserve the money. And it's the proper way to buy an album such as this. I personally think this is the best Caustic Window material I've heard.
                  • Bloni3's avatar
                    Bloni3
                    Fantastic. it every way, the vinyl went for 46K on ebay. Every single song is so great! Was worth being a part of its release. Great everyone!
                    • jam_on_it's avatar
                      jam_on_it
                      Edited 9 years ago
                      "The Caustic Window LP - DigiPak and CDr Offer"
                      http://cat023.watmm.com

                      In case anyone's interested in official, unofficial packaging and storage for their digital files.

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