Album of the year, a general disappointment or just a nice unreleased novelty? Decide by listening to the album by yourself or reading what other anons have to say about it.
pretty much the definition of a For the Fans release, I can't see many casual rdj listeners overwhelmingly digging it and maybe only one or two proper techno listeners, however, I happen to be a fan so I'm chuffed to hear it. solid record, might actually prefer it to the caustic window comp
It's a nice unreleased novelty. It can't be the album of the year because it wasn't even meant to be released. It isn't a disappointment because it wasn't made to please anybody.
As for my anonymous and lowly opinion I love it because I am an RDJ fanboy.
I'm not sure AOTY, but it's a great release. It doesn't sound totally dated, but definitely RDJ at an different period than where he's at now.
I like it though. Kinda like a lost stepping stone in how he got to where he did.
And most every track is really enjoyable. I'd love if this got a bit more popular with the EDM crowd and we saw a bit more ravey style stuff like this slipping into the current EDM scene
whoever made this rip can suck my fucking dick
this is awful
Muttley samples the break from Phloam and the noisy elements from Schottkey 7th Path.
Apparently it was made by professionals at some mastering house or something.
We can still complain that supposed "professionals" did a shit job and broke one of the fundamental rules of making a proper transfer.
>it's SO lo-fi
confirmed for not listening to lo-fi music
oh boy time for RDJ album ratings (non-Aphex Twin edition)
Rushup Edge > Hangable Auto Bulb > Confederation Through > Caustic Window comp > Analogue Bubblebath 3 > Analogue Bubblebath 1 > Surfing on Sine Waves > Bradley's Robot > Analogue Bubblebath 4 > Caustic Window LP > Analogue Bubblebath 5 > Bradley's Beat > Universal Indicators > Power Pill >>>> GAK
didn't bother w/analords cause too much
analord is really cool you'll appreciate it when you get round to it, especially seeing as you like rushup edge so much. also props for having analogue bubblebath 3 as your fav bubblebath, cat 008'97-B-1 and (cd only track #1) are dope
Also wondering if anyone had info on this, was there ever any definitive answer from RDJ or Rephlex that it's him? Or is it just that everything points too much in his direction to believe it's anyone else?
Idk I've heard tonnes of shit
most likely its a collaborative project and therefore he /might/'ve been involved in one or 2 tracks but its not really dead typical of his style so iunno
its not bad though
Yea Mumbly is Muttley, apparently Rich got the track names from digging back into his archives although in the Paradinas rundown of CAT023 he mentions Rich referring to it as muttley, maybe he hadn't settled on a title or something and just decided to go with mumbly
it has a sample like "i dont know why you even bother talking" so prolly it was intended to sound like he was saying mumbly. the sample's from the muttley cartoon though, obviously
Why did we have to go through the whole process of buying the record and ripping it when the whole time the guy that made the music in the first place was involved? Couldn't he have just ripped the master tapes?
my guess is when he dies (in our lifetime) warp'll put out the 20 or so he'd been sitting on in a big boxset, it'll be remembered as one of the biggest events in electronic music.
This is false. He does have the masters - that's where he found the old names he'd written for each of the tracks (or most of them anyway). The truth is, the terms of the crowdfunding agreement between Joyrex and Richard/Rephlex were that the audio had to come from the record in question, not the masters. Bullshit, but par for the course with RDJ.
Oh, I didn't catch on to the acronym (hadn't ever seen anyone call it that). Huh, I never knew the masters for that were lost. Anyway, I was talking specifically about the Caustic Window LP masters.
I know, right? I wanted that track so bad. I can't believe it wasn't on the album. To think he has stuff like this that's ever farther unreleased than CAT023 and is STILL that good.
So I used a plugin for Audacity called ReLife to remove most of the clipping and figured I might as well upload it. It sounds quite a bit better.
Caustic Window - Caustic Window LP  @ FLAC
Well, it was ripped by that "pro studio" and then sent to Rephlex for final quality control. It's hard to say who's to blame for the clipping, but either way, it's at least listenable. Only archivists should be angry about this rip, and even then, only on a technical level. The clipping isn't even that bad.
This isn't a non-release, no matter what anyone says. The $67k this raked in on Kickstarter is essentially $67k raked in on sales of the digital rip. He's entitled to 100% of that since he made the music. Maybe more like 95% since he didn't have to do the work to distribute it, but whatever the case, you get the point. Of course, he wouldn't even be getting that much because the whole purpose of the Kickstarter was to raise $9,300 which was the original seller's negotiated asking price. This is a free market - that seller could ask however much he wanted. And this auction works in the same way too - people will pay whatever they are willing for the record. In fact, they may even decide to pay MORE with the knowledge that half of the proceeds go to charity.
Think about it for more than thirty seconds. It seems obscene at first (and to be honest, I think it is because I don't believe in money for digital goods, but not everyone subscribes to that philosophy) but this isn't the crime of the century.
he is releasing stuff under unknown pseudonyms, he's prolly just bothered by the fame and pressure he's got. look at how the more casual fans are receiving this release, they think its crap cos they only want masterpieces. rich doesnt want to make masterpieces, he wants to make the music he likes. unfortunately that doesnt always sell or bode well critically
The audio files themselves are clipped. It's highly unlikely that the clipping was natural and the soundwave just appears that way when amplified to its highest level without further damage. It's hard to describe, but I am 99.9% sure this is clipping from the transfer/post-processing.
they'll milk it all posthumously btw so don't worry you're missing out, in a sense its kind of clever though cause people end up scouring releases to find rdj and in the process end up helping out a load of uncommercial artists and getting into an otherwise quiet area of music once they realize how much good shit there is
That's fair enough if that's what you wanted from it. I liked Fingertrips, Airflow, 101 Rainbows and Squidge in the Fridge, those had a kind of SAW-ish quality to them, Rainbows was actually cast off from SAW85-92 according to the Paradinas rundown
I was surprised to find so much AB4/5-ish (Flutey), SAW 85-92-ish (Squidge), Polygon Window-ish (Fingry and, to some extent, Fingertrips), and even Mike & Rich/GAK-ish (Jazzphase) stuff on this. Not too many of these tracks are clearly "Caustic Window" in style. I wonder if that's part of the reason it was shelved. The main reason was that Rephlex wanted to start releasing more records by artists other than RDJ, so it wasn't necessarily quality concerns about the material at all, but it could have been in part.
i'm not saying its a crime, i'm saying its bullshit. the whole thing is bullshit.
if you want to release an album, release an album. keep in mind, this was to raise money for a vinyl rip, not to distribute the actual music. james didn't authorize use of the masters. the whole thing is a cash grab, no other way to look at it.
The only reason it's a cash grab (in my opinion) is because they basically sold digital copies of the music. I don't believe in money for digital media. Had they agreed to press the album on physical media and had that be what people were paying for, I'd be 100% okay with this.
my OS is outdated, I can't use browsers that support Mega.
>you have no excuse for it not to work
why are you spending your time being an ass? someone uploaded it for me. chill the fuck out, spergtron.
how does my inability to use mega affect you?
yeah definitely the latter parts of the track the way the hi-hats are reverbing themselves space in the mix is total saw but the piano riff is just corny as fuck, would've killed the mood
I did forget Fingertrips, also GOAT. I wasn't so keen on Phlaps on first listen but it's definitely growing on me, one of the more aggressive sounding RDJ tunes I can think of, it sort of reminds me of Ventolin in some respects
Well it's obvious why it was never released. It would have been really odd to release something like this *after*
>All the other CW stuff
It sounds very early/amateur to me (in a cutesy way) - still experimenting with different sounds, seeing what fits, etc. Doesn't sound like he'd mastered it yet, but he was on his way.
Definitely something for the fans, especially those who have been following RDJ ever since he started.
may not use this but it's a good one, poastin for others
what face is that on the cover?
looks like a twisted scan of sir billi
>mfw RDJ is in this thread
I heard that was still pretty generous as it's less than he could have gotten with a standard release but I cannot say if that's true. Anyone know? How much would Rich get if he released cat23 normally?
Just thought I'd drop by and add my cover to the collection.
Let me know what you think, anons!