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offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-10-14 19:46 [#02587505]
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do you think this has been forgotten because of the
soundcloud dump? i haven't really bothered with this one
until today. flutey is so lush.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 19:49 [#02587506]
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I listen to it quite frequently its excellent, fingertrips,
squidge in the fridge, ambient rainbows, flute, mumbly all
top draw


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 19:55 [#02587507]
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« There are no titles: Untitled. »
It has hand written labels by RDJ (Richard D. James):
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.
Track 3) 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


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 19:55 [#02587508]
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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.
Track 3) This is Cunt off TEX 3
Track 4) This is a phone call between Mixmaster Morris &
Scanner. 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


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 19:57 [#02587509]
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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 (Cylob) & Michael
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 Michael replies "Oh
great..." track (& album) ends.
You can post this info on the joyrex site [...] or wherever.
I promised Richard not to let anyone have copies. I stick to
that.


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-10-14 20:03 [#02587510]
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ah gak, forgot about that
d/l now

" I stick to that. "

mike p is a deece guy to keep his promises even though he
was sitting on such rare afx trax that people would have
robbed a bank to hear


 

offline Roger Wilco from Island of Cannibal Sodom on 2019-10-14 20:03 [#02587511]
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It's his best album and he knows that everything else since
has been frankly disappointing.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 20:05 [#02587513]
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I care is my fave I think just about


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 20:07 [#02587515]
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yeah he kept his promise, what else is in the archive? the
mr men/meldoies from mars, green calx picture disc and sonic
bubblegu!


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-10-14 20:08 [#02587516]
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q chastic or some shit


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 20:08 [#02587517]
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Saw 2 was meant to be 5 albums long, so must be quite a few
more tracks there, drukqs there is loads more tracks


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-10-14 20:08 [#02587518]
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melodies from mars was remade wasnt it, he said he had six
albums to release including mfm remake


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 20:09 [#02587519]
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yeah I think one track of that is available but not the rest


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 20:09 [#02587520]
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LAZY_TITLE


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 20:10 [#02587521]
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Ptolemy drums I think


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 20:12 [#02587522]
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yeah would love to have that, if he makes it a physical
release, hope he has the original as a download or on
cassette with download or something that would be brill


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-10-14 20:14 [#02587524]
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im listening to gak now,is it definitely rdj?


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 20:15 [#02587525]
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yeah deffo him


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-10-14 20:17 [#02587526]
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one time there was a youtube comment that said richard shits
music

that sounds about right to me

though he should have said richard shits *brilliant* music


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 20:21 [#02587527]
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don't know where he gets the energy from,


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 20:25 [#02587528]
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im trying to keep a mental tally of all the stuff that is
unreleased, but im beginning to forget, he replied to some
of my messages on the subject when soundcloud kicked off, i
really should have kept notes but i was that excited i
wasn't thinking about it then


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 20:25 [#02587529]
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there was other stuff that was mentioned, like more calx
tracks, a longer version of I and stuff ive forgotten


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-10-14 21:18 [#02587530]
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i always neglected this one... the teenage me would have
spunked his pants knowing you could just listen to the
caustic window lp, mfm, gak, the joyrex stuff etc whenever
you want, never mind the soundcloud dumps. spoiled, that's
what i am / we are. the "unspeakably lovely" first track on
side 4 is just that. muttley and cunt are bangers. feels
like it sags a bit in the middle but i think it's just cos
i'm unfamiliar with the tracks. will be listening to this
more, it deserves it


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-10-14 21:19 [#02587531]
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and them phone calls are well funny!


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-14 21:36 [#02587532]
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"don't, your gonna die!"


 

offline elusive from detroit (United States) on 2019-10-16 14:54 [#02587661]
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appreciate the bootleg pressed lp of this. squid and
fingertrips really give a sense of the time period


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-16 14:55 [#02587662]
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squidge really has lovely pads, some of the best


 


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