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Caustic Window - Compilation FLAC album

Performer: Caustic Window
Genre: Electronic
Title: Compilation
Country: UK
Released: 1998
Style: Abstract, Techno, Experimental, Industrial
FLAC version ZIP size: 1449 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1196 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1768 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 446
Other Formats: VOC AU MMF MP2 MOD MP3 DXD

Compilation (Caustic Window album). Compilation (also known as Caustic Window Compilation) is one of only two full length acid house-techno albums released by Richard D. James under his pseudonym Caustic Window. The album consists of most of the tracks from the EPs Joyrex J4 EP, Joyrex J5 EP, Joyrex J9i and Joyrex J9ii. AFX 114" has the same drum rhythm as "Phlange Phace", which can be found on Aphex Twin's early Xylem Tube EP and the Classics compilation.

com/Compilation (Caustic Window album). is an album by The Dismemberment Plan. It was released on October 2, 1995, on DeSoto Records. The band's original drummer, Steve Cummings, played on this album but left shortly after its release.

Listen free to Caustic Window – Compilation (Joyrex J4, AFX 114 and more). Compilation is currently the only full length acid house-techno album by Richard D. James released under his pseudonym of Caustic Window. The album was released on 1 June 1998. The tone of the album is very aggressive and the songs become more frantic and gets more manic as a listener progresses through the album. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.

Caustic Window is an eponymous album by Richard D. James under the alias Caustic Window. Originally planned for release in 1994, the album was abandoned, with only five test copies being produced. A pseudonym or alias is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from their first or true name  . The title of this release is very similar to another Caustic Window release titled Joyrex J9i. - All tracks were later re-released on the album Compilatio. mage: Joyrex J9iivinyllabel.

Caustic Window is Aphex Twin's hardcore techno aegis. As the title of this CD indicates, it's a compilation of EPs which had been released on Richard's own Rephlex label. Well, I don't think this album is as well-crafted and interesting as Richard's output under the Aphex Twin or AFX name. Many tracks are very aggressive, featuring banging percussion, 'caustic' sequencers and other acid techno ingredients. It sounds forced, much like 'hey, let's make a nasty, noisy track'. Richard's good musical sense is buried under this brutal noise.

Complete your Caustic Window collection. Incomplete reprint of the 3 Caustic Window EPs and 1 single (Joyrex J4, J5, J9ii and J9i). Vinyl version is missing 1 song each from each of the eps (Popcorn, R2D2, and Humanoid Must Not Escape). CD version is missing the first 2 but has HMNE. Joyrex J4. 4:30.

Richard D. James' techno experiments under his Caustic Window moniker are gathered in this compilation, revealing a restless and unusual mind.

The album was released in December 1994. The album consists of the Digeridoo and Xylem Tube EPs combined onto one CD with a handful of other songs. The album contains James' signature acid house sensibilities


1 Joyrex J4 4:30
2 AFX 114 1:21
3 Cordialatron 4:44
4 Italic Eyeball 4:25
5 Pigeon Street 0:23
6 Astroblaster 5:29
7 On The Romance Tip 5:06
8 Joyrex J5 6:54
9 Fantasia 6:02
10 Humanoid Must Not Escape 5:42
11 Clayhill Dub 3:24
12 The Garden Of Linmiri 6:10
13 We Are The Music Makers (Hardcore Version) 3:59

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Chrysalis Music Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rephlex
  • Copyright (c) – Rephlex
  • Manufactured By – Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.


  • Producer, Written-By – Richard D. James


First released on June 1st 1998

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 988010 003357

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CAT 009 LP Caustic Window Compilation ‎(3x12", Comp) Rephlex CAT 009 LP UK 1998
CAT 009 LP Caustic Window Compilation ‎(3x12", Comp, RE) Rephlex CAT 009 LP UK 2002
CAT 009 CD Caustic Window Compilation ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Rephlex CAT 009 CD UK Unknown
CAT 009 CD Caustic Window Compilation ‎(CD, Comp) Rephlex CAT 009 CD UK 1998
CAT 009 LP Caustic Window Compilation ‎(3x12", Comp, RE) Rephlex CAT 009 LP UK 2007

Its missing untitled r2d2 and popcorn from the vinyls

z4g5r This and it also has Humanoid Must Not Escape, which wasn't on any previous Caustic Window vinyls. not true it was on Joyrex J9i along with Fantasia

This and it also has Humanoid Must Not Escape, which wasn't on any previous Caustic Window vinyls.

I have to say that this was one of the most dissapointing releases I have ever encountered from the man known as "Aphex Twin", Richard D. James. It features a lot of hardcore techno, repetition, and only a few ambient pieces. Arguably the great ambient tracks make up for the mediocre harder tracks, but the musical coherence of the album is just abominable. Nowhere near the genius that Aphex Twin displays consistently on his other releases.

Whaat I love the breakcore and breakbeat caustic window does. I enjoy his soft stuff but the intense ones are legit!