Aphex Twins ultrarare Caustic Window-Dubplate gets a Kickstarter-Release

Vor ein paar Tagen tauchte eine Testpressung einer alten Aphex Twin-LP auf Discogs auf, die er unter seinem Pseudonym Caustic Window aufgenommen hatte. Das Album wurde nie veröffentlicht und angeblich gibt es weltweit lediglich vier Dubplates davon, eine davon sollte nun für 13k Euro über den Tisch gehen.

Nun hat das We Are The Music Makers-Forum eine von Aphex Twin himself abgenickte Kickstarter-Kampagne gestartet, über die digitale Kopien der Platte gekauft werden können. Die Pressung wird dann nochmal auf Ebay versteigert, Gewinne aus dem Verkauf werden zwischen Besitzer, Aphex Twin, dem Label, den Kickstartern und einer wohltätigen Organisation aufgeteilt. Großartig!

Back in 1994, there were plans of releasing a full LP of music from Richard D. James, aka The Aphex Twin, under his "Caustic Window" moniker on his own label, Rephlex Records.

This album unfortunately never saw the light of day until around 1999, when Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq) granted a rare interview with the Aphex Twin fansite, joyrex.com (no longer active). In the interview, Mike described the tracks in detail, and went on to explain that only 4 people at the time were known to have a vinyl test pressing of the album - Richard James, Chris Jeffs (aka Cylob), Grant Wilson-Claridge (co-founder of Rephlex Records) and Mike himself. Each person was sworn to never make copies of the music, and for 20 years, not a single track had ever been commercially released (with the exception of two tracks that appeared on compilations).

Until now. […]

So, with official blessings from Richard James and Rephlex Records, if you contribute 16.00 USD (little under 10.00 GBP or around 11.20 EUR) and become one of the only people legally allowed to own a digital copy of the famed Caustic Window LP ripped straight from the vinyl in a lossless audio format that we will as a community vote and decide on. It's a superb way to support the artist by legally purchasing something you will never get to purchase otherwise - Rephlex has no plans and will not press this record commercially.

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