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Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 Album

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 Album

Performer: Aphex Twin
Title: Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Style: IDM, Techno, Electro, Experimental, Ambient
Released: 02 Sep 2013
Cat#: AMBLP3922
Country: UK
Label: Apollo
Size MP3 version: 1615 mb
Size FLAC version: 1437 mb
Size WMA version: 2719 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 407
Genre: Electronic

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 Album


2Schottkey 7th Path5:07
11We Are The Music Makers7:42
12Green Calx6:02


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
AMB 3922 CD, AMB3922CDAphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92 ‎(CD, Album)Apollo, ApolloAMB 3922 CD, AMB3922CDBelgium1992
AMB 3922 CD, AMB 3922CDAphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92 ‎(CD, Album, RE)Apollo, ApolloAMB 3922 CD, AMB 3922CDBelgiumUnknown
AMBLP3922Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92 ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RM)ApolloAMBLP3922UK2018
noneAphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92 ‎(13xFile, WAV, Album, RE)ApollononeUKUnknown
AMB3922XI Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92 ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Bro)Apollo AMB3922XI Unknown


  • Lacquer Cut ByMatt
  • Producer, Written-ByRichard D. James


Matt Colton and Alchemy Mastering were identified from the run-out groove etchings.

Published by BMG Chrysalis.
Apollo Records is a division of R&S Records.


  • Barcode: 5055274703046
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): AMBLP3922 A1 MATT @ ALCHEMY MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): AMBLP3922 B1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): AMBLP3922 C1 MATT @ ALCHEMY MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): AMBLP3922 D1MPO


  • Record Company – R & S Records
  • Published By – BMG Chrysalis
  • Lacquer Cut At – Alchemy Mastering
  • Pressed By – MPO


Selected Ambient Works 8592 is the debut studio album by Aphex Twin, the pseudonym of British electronic musician Richard D. It was released by Apollo Records a subsidiary of Belgian label R&S on 9 November 1992 and later widely in February 1993. The album consists of beat-orientated ambient tracks recorded onto cassette reputedly dating as far back as 1985, when James was thirteen to fourteen years old. An analogue remaster of the album was released in 2006, followed by a digital remaster. Selected ambient works vo. Abramus Digital, LatinAutor - PeerMusic, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. 50 видео Воспроизвести все Микс Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92YouTube. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей. Selected Ambient Works 85-92 by Aphex Twin, released 09 November 1992 1. Xtal 2. Tha 3. Pulsewidth 4. Ageispolis 5. Green Calx 7. Heliosphan 8. We Are The Music Makers 9. Schottkey 7th Path 10. Ptolemy Ambient Works 85-92 is, rather, an album stretching back to the days before software allowed for heavy sampling or glitch technology. Drum machines serve as its backbone and synthesized bass and keyboard sounds provide the meat. Most of the songs follow a relatively basic formula as well. Selected Ambient Works 85-92. Your Rating. Selected Ambient Works 8592 is the debut album of electronic music producer Aphex Twin, released on February 12, 1992. As the title suggests, the album is a compilation of songs Richard had recorded from all the way back in 1985 when he was only 14 to 1992. SAW 8592 is Aphex Twins magnum opus. Inspired by his dreams from when he was a child, SAW 8592 is a beautiful piece of ambient techno that is both serene and utterly engaging. On this album, Aphex Twin masterfully demonstrates his ability to incorporate deep baselines, textured synths, and morphing drum patterns into a heavily layered. Though Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works: 85-92 is primarily an ambient piece, it actually has some great appeal. Songs like Xtal, Tha and Pulsewidth are incredibly relaxing and soothing pieces ambient classics. The electronic noises are superb - you'll love most every song on this album. Album 1992 13 Songs. Aphex Twin. Electronic Twin, born in 1971, released his first album, Selected Ambient Works 85-92. Sounding like absolutely nothing before it, Selected Ambient Works was a revolution. It shows no influences or sounds like anything that came before it. The overall sound of the album is rather thin. Some of the tracks on this album were recorded when Aphex Twin was only 15. Listen to this album and you will understand that that is an amazing feat in anyone's book. Amazingly, many of the instruments and sounds used on this album were actually built by Aphex Twin himself. As stated previously, this album is a very thin and sparse sounding record


A little dated now in 2020 but nevertheless still very interesting stuff.
Bought from Bleep. The bass is completely overpowering and the melody is quiet in Ageispolis, making it hard to listen to even after fiddling with the bass / treble volumes. Quite a shame given how good the music is.
Listening to this, Substrata by Biosphere and Harmony In Ultraviolet by Tim Hecker is an experience, not only because of the exceptional side of Ambient/Ambient Techno music they show to us, but also for their noteworthiness, their substance and their value to the world of music. In fact it's not easy to listen to a similar record and appreciate it, but that only holds for poor ears who can't hear the greatness of the sound we're here about. I already know other albums and i yet have to find others, i'm happy to have encountered such masterpiece on my way to collect all the music i love in my life, and i can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this.All the tracks are somewhat strange, but that's only the surface that hides the beauty, and expecially Xtal is a stand out for me, even more as an opening track. The others are great as well and compose a good follow-up (Hedphelym and Actium among the others). Highly recommended album, along with its hystorical importance and musical value intended as a form of insight and expression.
just one girl
Bought from Bleep. The first disc is not good. Sides A and B have background noise (especially on right Channel) on every track. And it is painful on quiet parts ( track 2 and i are horrible). I asked for a replacement disc and the problem is exactly the same.Disc 2 is OK.The SAW are cursed...
Track 2 for me is unbearable. There is something in one channel (not sure whether left or right) that recurs on every revolution of the disc thats visible in the light. The record is in perfect condition but someone must have bumped the machine or something. I dont know what it is but it is nearly unlistenable.
I just picked this up and there's a bit of noise on two of the tracks. 'Xtal' as people mentioned and some weird buzzing in the right channel 'I', but then I went back to my original CD rip and the noise in Xtal is *definitely* there too - it's just less pronounced / more recessed in the mix. Perhaps the tape source has deteriorated with age?Aside from those two issues everything else sounds utterly fantastic.
Early Waffle
Rich did record this album entirely on cassettes, and I heard that one got screwed up, so yeah, it's not a pressing error.
deadly claw
I had a listen to Xtal on Spotify and I feel like you can definitely hear that white noise / hissing throughout the track so it's definitely not a manufacturing error but more a source error as other users have pointed out.
Swift Summer
Xtal does have some weird hissing noise, perhaps due to the fact that this album was mastered from a cassette tape of dubious quality. Besides Xtal, the rest of the tracks are amazing. The sound is very rich and thick, I am convinced that this album was remastered specifically for this vinyl reissue, I have the original 1992 CD and this pressing beats it in terms of sound quality. Very good dynamics.I did have some problems with some excessive bass on some of the tracks, this was solved by simply turning down the bass a bit on my receiver. All is good. :) This is a very nice pressing, I am not too sure as to how much the records actually weigh, but they are pretty thick and they come in thick black paper inner sleeves.
I mailed the guy who did the remaster and he replied: The remaster was compiled and remastered from Richard’s unmastered DAT masters. Cheers
I bought this copy after reading feedbacks from other customers on this page. I compared it to my AMBLP 3902 and here is what I think after having listened and compared each track on both release :- This copy is better on faces B and C, sound is clearer and volume is higher- Face D is nice but on my "AMBLP 3922", there are only 2 tracks (because "Hedphelym" is pressed at the end of face C), so sound is better, clearer and with at higher volume.- The BIG DECEPTION on this release is track A1 "Xtal", completely miss-pressed. There's some kind of surface noise (close to the white noise you could hear from an old TV not set on a channel) audible all the track long, you can clearly hear it without comparing to any other release. even my old 128kbps MP3 version is better. I don't know how this happens, all other tracks sound way much better.Basically, I wanted to get a better copy than my old one but now I chose to keep both.
Yeah I thought my stereo was broke. Too bad for that for sure.
Same on mine. Both A and B have noise throughout.
i Bought my copy today and i've heard it to. But there's a surface noise in B1 also in my copy (Ageispolis)
It sounds like the tape that was used for Xtal has degraded from age. It fits with the sound of it though and doesn't bother me.
Yes the first track sounds distorted! I thought it's my dusty needle, but.. Otherwise all other tracks as you say sound real good.
Picked up a copy of this from a record store up in Chicago.Packaging is simplistic, as is all releases of this album. Cover with the walking fingers logo and back with tracklistings and scrambled logo. Inner sleeves are black, with no designs. Labels are the walking fingers logo with their respective side letter.Sound quality of this is... well, it sounds like it came from a cassette that Richard's cat attacked, which is exactly where it came from. The bass isn't as overloading as it is on some tracks as it is on the CD version, however. "We Are The Music Makers" had really awful bass on the CD version, and it sounds a lot better now.This pressing seems to be quite common and cheaper than the original pressings (especially here in the states), so I'd reccomned going for this pressing on vinyl.An absolute classic of the techno genre5/5Necessary edit almost three years later: The first beat of Actium is cut off.
Great pressing!
Sound quality is great. The hi-hats don't sound so smudgy and blend in with other sounds like on my CD.
This is a pressing with a good sound quality. As good as it gets. Buy this pressing or the 2006 remastered version.
Sound quality is very good all around. Don't know how it compares to older pressings though...