electronikad

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 electronikad

August 3, 2018

Essential for AFX fans, some real classic tunes on here, beautiful genius at work.
jedi4q2

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 jedi4q2

March 23, 2017

This is the definitive version of this vinyl release, one of James' best lesser known albums. Classic Braindance.
jimsomeren

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 jimsomeren

December 19, 2016
Does this record play on 45 rpm or 33 rpm?
electronikad

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 electronikad

August 3, 2018

It's whatever you're feeling at the time dude ;)

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kiteless

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 kiteless

December 28, 2017

No, original is 33 rpm here.

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jimsomeren

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 jimsomeren

April 23, 2017
Okay, so original speed is 45? Because i would like to slow it down a bit And see how it works on 33rpm
djalixtorsell

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 djalixtorsell

April 6, 2017
Either one, whichever you are feeling. Believe me, a lot of Detroit records are like this... They sound good on 33 and 45.
jam_on_it

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 jam_on_it

June 19, 2014
Don't know if anyone else has had this issue, but my copy is now warped as hell. It's the only vinyl release of mine that went all wobbly on me (not a huge collection at all, 40 maybe). Curious as to why no other vinyls did this, given their shared environment and conditions. Luckily I've the CD version as well, so all's not lost.

I'd be curious to know if anyone else's vinyls have suffered fates similar to mine.
swiftone

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 swiftone

July 7, 2015
FYI depending on the severity of the warp, you may be able to fix it by leaving under a stack of heavy books for a day+. Just make sure you've got large art books or something with enough surface area to uniformly cover the record & leave it in the sleeve. If its already warped, you've got nothing to lose by trying. Best of luck.
funnyartcollective

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 funnyartcollective

November 14, 2014
I don't own a copy of this exact release, but warping is something that is sometimes unavoidable..

If newly pressed vinyl is not given sufficient time to cool and harden at the plant before packaging, they'll often end up warped right off the bat. Shrinkwrap can also cause problems, since it has a tendency to keep shrinking over time, gradually warping the record within the cover. Old editions, still sealed in the original shrinkwrap, can be seriously warped for this reason. From a collectors point of view, I suppose removing the shrinkwrap will actually lessen the value of a record, but from an audiophile point of view, it simply needs to come off.

The worst sinner is probably heat and direct sunlight though. Leave an album in the sun for half an hour and it's fucked. If it's kept rotating (on a turntable), that seems to lessen the effect, but you shouldn't play vinyl directly in the sun ever (although the idea may seem pretty party-like). Heaters, fireplaces, stoves and so on should not be anywhere near your collection for the same reason. Finally (as you probably know already), you should never store vinyls horizontally, since the weight of them will always be slightly off centre, resulting in gradual warping as well.

Peace:)

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 as reviewed by

April 18, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
I've only heard about half of AFX's output and I must say this isn't his best release. I prefer vinyl 1 so much more than vinyl 2. The problem with vinyl 2 is that the tracks are so repetitive. Especially track ".1993841". I seriously wanted to stop it half way through but thought; "It's RJD, something’s gonna happen." and it didn't. I will say though that vinyl 1 was brilliant. Track ".215061" and the one after have such great bass lines and beats. Some of the best production I've heard from AFX is on the first vinyl, and some of the worst is on vinyl 2. Not a great listen for AFX beginners for sure.
Pistachios

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 Pistachios

December 29, 2012
You're just not hearing it yet - this is AFX on fine form. Give vinyl 2 a little more time - it's bloody great.
MickWoo

AFX* - Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3 as reviewed by MickWoo

December 16, 2003

I hate to say it, but for vinyl junkies this is the version to have not the two originals. I used to own the AB3 LP and the later AB3.1 EP but this combination of the two is better.

On the original AB3 LP, two of the tracks played simultaneously. You had to turn the balance full left or right to hear them seperately which meant they only came out of one speaker. Here they play properly as seperate tracks. The three proper tracks from the AB3.1 EP are included here too, all that's missing is the 9 second sound of water going down a plug and the two and a half minute converstaion about the smell of shit!!??!!.

I do miss the packaging for the original AB3 LP but hey, it's the music that counts and you get a better deal with this re-issue. And believe me, the tracks on this are fantastic.