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Aphex Twin - Collapse EP FLAC
  • Performer: Aphex Twin
  • Title: Collapse EP
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Cat #: WAP423-X
  • Label: Warp Records
  • Country: UK, Europe & US
  • Date of release: 14 Sep 2018
  • Style: IDM
  • FLAC size 2122 mb
  • MP3 size: 1955 mb
  • Record From Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition


1Abundance10edit [2 R8's, FZ20m + A 909]
2T69 Collapse
3MT1 t29r2
41st 44


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WAP423Aphex Twin Collapse EP ‎(12", EP)Warp RecordsWAP423UK, Europe & US2018
WAP423CDDAphex Twin Collapse EP ‎(5xFile, WAV, EP)Warp RecordsWAP423CDDUK2018
WAP423CDDAphex Twin Collapse EP ‎(5xFile, WAV, EP, 24-)Warp RecordsWAP423CDDUK2018
SL18279Aphex Twin Collapse ‎(CDr, Unofficial)Star Line SL18279Russia2018
BRE-57Aphex Twin Collapse EP ‎(CD, EP)Beat RecordsBRE-57Japan2018


  • Artwork [Art & Craft Process]Richard D James, The Designers Republic™, Weirdcore
  • Lacquer Cut ByBeau
  • Written-By, ProducerRichard D James


First edition in a "Procédé Heliophore" silver foil sleeve.

Includes a download card for the EP plus bonus track 'Pthex'.

Pre-orders at bleep store were shipped with two additional collapse ep artwork related stickers.

Side A label features a smaller Aphex Twin logo compared to side B.

Text printed on the top-left on the orange side of the inner-sleeve:
Five from the top, three from the bottom
but only two from the middle.

℗ 2018 Warp Records Ltd.
© 2018 Warp Records Ltd.

Made in EU.

Many copies do suffer from a pressing defect on the right channel which produces unintended noise.


  • Barcode (Text): 0801061842314
  • Barcode (Scanned): 801061842314
  • Barcode (EAN-Code, scanned): 0801061842314
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A): WAP423 A T↾ BEAU @ TEN EIGHT SEVEN BI 27710-01 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side B): WAP423 B ⊥↾ BI 27710-01 B₁
  • Label Code: LC02070


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warp Records Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Warp Records Limited
  • Published By – BMG Chrysalis
  • Lacquer Cut At – Ten Eight Seven Mastering
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BI27710


Comments: (70)
yea this isnt a limited pressing it is unlimited lmao
I'm still laughing at a) all the pressing defect on such an anticipated release b) the "limited edition" nature of it
Steamy Ibis
sent all my copies back , tried 2 terrible sound , i would avoid this one
My copy sounds great, I guess maybe I'm one of the lucky ones? edit a month later: When I listen with my headphones there's extremely faint surface noise on the right channel on side b but nothing overbearing and definitely not noticeable through my speakers.
My copy does have the crackling on the right channel, but it is incredibly minor and only seems to be on side two. other than that, this is a pretty good sounding record.
Weird my back sticker is randomly upside down, yet on my other copy it's the other way around. :/
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Mine has the same problem. The QC team seem to have been asleep for this one ~:()
Terrible pressing, unlistenable really. Why do I persist with vinyl? I must be a masochist.
sounds like you had bad luck. depending on where you got your copy, you might be able to exchange it and give it another try... Amoeba in LA was happy to exchange a noisy copy for me...
Have the limited Version, i got three Vinyls sent after complaining, all with the same defect on the right channel.There must be something wrong with the pressing. Cant use it this way...
I bought this Ltd vinyl pressing and the cassette. Both sound fantastic. This is one of his best works, it blew my mind on first listen. I agree that track 5 should've been included on this vinyl pressing. There is also a sixth track "t69 collapse [durichroma]" which is only available for download on aphextwin.warp.net , if you purchase the EP on Bleep you'll only get 5 tracks.
Never a dull moment here. THe only thing that is missing is the 5th track that ends the whole thing. It should have been included on the vinyl pressing. Maybe a "grower" for some folks and others might hate it but just don't get tired with it .
I should preface this comment with a single topic. This album was bought from a local record shop which had a healthy amount of copies for this so-called limited edition LP, so I wasn't subjected to the literal pressing concerns that faced the consumers who bought it directly from Bleep or Aphex Twin's web store (which is a sub-front for Bleep anyway). Although I don't feign sympathy to their issues, as I do personally have an odd faulty experience with a different purchase from Bleep, but this is about the Collapse album proper. Sorry for those unlucky to have bad presses of the album. Conversely, I am very much lucky to have yet another great press from Warp. With exception of the one album I bought used from the marketplace, no Aphex Twin LP I bought suffered any serious faults to my ears.On the subject of the album's content, note that I'm not a fan of Richard D. James's current-era electro phase of his career. His comeback album Syro was celebrated by many, yet it left me feeling numb. I'm not as immediately latched to his complex digitized music as the drill-n-bass nightmare-fused IDM he used to settle in the '90s, and Collapse is very much consistent to his contemporary sonic direction. However, and this is through a few repeat listens, this EP does harken closer to his early stylings. "Mt1 T29r2", in particular, is as busy with its computations as its unsettling with its beat patterns, which makes me feel right at home. That comfort manages to blend into dark ambient very well with "pthex", which annoys me that it exists outside of this format (digital, CD, tape). Overall, for current-era Aphex Twin, Collapse is a grower.
I know. Also on CD as well. Probably should adjust that on my comment.
""pthex", which annoys me that it exists only in a digital format" it's on the tape ;)
Mine also has the pressing defect on the right channel. A side crackle is present, but minimal. It's really bad on the B side, especially "Mt1 T29r2". I pre-ordered direct from bleep to the US.
Had the same issue. Contacted Bleep, they asked me to sent a recording of the issue. They sent me another copy out which is fine.
Same here. I'm glad it's not just a problem with my copy.
This record POUNDS through my Klipsch Heresy IIIs and a sealed 12" sub. I've never heard bass this low or powerful off of vinyl.Zero surface noise or clicks, my pressing is perfect, direct from Bleep.
My fave EVER aphex release and I have them ALL.How does he keep on doing it?
Got mine with the sticker on the back upside down :-) Anyone else?
same! only just realised myself when i swapped my damaged copy for a new one.
Me too. I got both the front and the back sticker upside down.
Over 1900 people own this "limited edition" version on discogs, while just a couple of hundred own the standard version. Smart marketing by Warp / Bleep :-) The foil sleeve is beautiful to be fair.
Well, remember the SAWII - the limited was in 10,000 copies, and the black vinyl edition? A lot less than the brown LTD...
Perhaps limited means that the further coming represses will not have the silver foil?
Watch as the standard release becomes more of a rarity than the limited edition. This can happen from time to time.
Shame on you!!  Warprecords. Terrible copy with noise and crack and splatter on right channel on both sides. Music is great however.
Shame on you!!  Warprecords. Terrible copy with noise and crack and splatter on right channel on both sides. Music is great however.+1
Thanks, I will contact them! Hope they will show some coulance, the record and art work are great.
Slowly writer
Not all copies suffer from the surface noise problem, however, mine did as well. I contacted bleep and they're shipping a new one out. It's a known issue at this point, so just contact whoever you purchased it from...and hopefully you can get a new one as well
I got a copy with a little noise on the first track too, and on my turntable (p-mount) it likes to skip towards the end of t69 Collapse, but it stops skipping whenever I walk up to my turntable (my best guess is the vibration from walking must nudge it back or something). I'm wondering if I played it on a different non p-mount system if the skipping would go away on Collapse, but the noise is a little dissapointing. EDIT: Turns out my skipping was due to a needle deciding to end itself during my first playthrough of the album, the right channel noise is still a slight issue, but the skipping is purely due to my turntable.EDIT #2: Finally got around to giving this a good listen after replacing my needle, I can confirm that the right channel noise and defects are still there, but any skipping issues are completely gone. While I'm a little disappointed at the noise, the music itself is killer, and I'm probably just going to hold onto my copy of it, regardless of the defects. EDIT #3: For anyone still following, warp was good about getting me a replacement for the noise. I ended up emailing them a recording of the defects straight from the line-out on my tt's preamp, and a picture of my receipt, and they sent me back two copies of the record. I've since cracked open one of the copies, gave it a listen, and my thoughts on it can be seen on the release page for the non ltd. version of the record, but long story short: the replacement, while not being 100% better, was definitely a GOOD improvement, and I'd say if you've gotten a bad copy, get a hold of Warp for a replacement.
Incredibly, RDJ still amazes with one of his top releases to date, there is just so much going on in this record still it works as a cohesive piece art, bought mine the day after pre-release from bleep and my copy is top notch !
Clean copy from Decks !The sound is very clear with deep bassGreat E P
Sad to hear about pressing issues on this, my condolances to anyone affected because this record is a masterpiece!My copy is unaffected, I'm guessing as I bought it very early as soon as it was announced. Can anyone confirm wether it was the late pressings that were screwed?
My replacement copy also suffers from the exact same problem. Warp replaced it with the 'standard' edition (as in, it came in the standard sleeve).
? oscillik ? That is not necessarily true. It's well known that pressings can get worse as the mother stamper gets worn out. That's why they shift them after a few thousand copies get pressed. I guess that just the shifting might lead to eventual problems. It might even be the first batch that is lousy and the second that is OK, or, just the last copies of a worn mother plate.They might've done this the very same day = "One Pressing".
According to Warp there was only one pressing of the limited edition...So there's no such thing as an early or late pressing.
scratch on a1. noise on the initial part of a1...
Very Old Chap
Right-side crackle and noise on my pressing. Really not pleased with this, Warp.
Warp replaced my copy. The replacement also suffers from the exact same problem.
Just wanna chime in and mention my pressing has no audio issues either. Really feel for anyone who does have them. That said, solid release in all ways.
Contacted Bleep, they requested an audio sample of the problem. Sent them the problem on A1 and A2, just waiting to hear back from them. Fingers crossed for a clean copy of this amazing record!!
For anyone who did have pressing issues, just contact bleep or whoever you ordered it from. it's known now that there are problems with some of the pressings.
Seriously...one of the best releases he ever put out!! ♤♡◇♧
No noise here either. Feeling fortunate to be one of the lucky ones,100% pristine.
Five from the top, three from the bottom but only two from the middle. Fantastic E.P.
Pristine Pressing. No audio issues, showed up 100% mint from Bleep.
i was very excited to play this vinyl. although the songs were awesome, there was annoying noise from right channel. a little disappointment ps. I returned it and got new one, and it has no problem. it's lovely to listen to these songs without harsh noise.
His best cover artwork yet, the 3d of that logo is incredible and then the different surface silver materials used to realise it - I'd hang this up my wall. The music is equally stunning, to my ears it's easily his best work since The Tuss.
Despite the hype that rose around this record, it is my record of 2018. I love the poppy afx gore.
Abundance is some of the most beautiful stuff I've ever heard. Mint EP for sure.
Fantastic music, but track A1 has constant repetetive surface noise in the right channel on my copy. Hopefully it's just a bad copy and not a problem for everyone.
Same problem here - what a shame...this is very different from the odd crackle or pop...its constant and distracting
just played my copy, all good here. no unwanted pops, clicks or surface noise. this copy is basically demo material. that said, I know warp is spotty in terms of pressing quality. my copy of computer controlled instruments is a noisy mess, the syro lp needed to be exchanged twice until I got a nice clean copy. try to get another lp via warp, they are kind guys. mint pressings are definitely out there!
I've got right channel noise throughout most of the tracks, although its more noticeable on side A.Very disappointing. This is the third Warp release I've had with pressing problems.Hopefully they'll get it fixed and replace bad copies.Does anyone know if the vinyl in the limited and regular versions are the exact same pressing? Does this affect both versions?
Just sitting down to listen and checking this page to see if anyone else has the same complaint... Awful b/g noise/crackle on a1 right channel. A snazzy sleeve no doubt but let’s get the basics right!
Same problem, just contacted bleep store to see what they say. Is a shame. Such a great release otherwise..
Awesome EP but Right channel Noise on A1, B1 & B2. Not always noticeable but does creep in there..
Track A1 and Right channel for me aswell. Second AFX record I've bought in a row with something wrong. Sadly.
Track B2 for me. First two spins. At first I thought it was intentional white noise. Disappointing.
Unfortunately, I have the same exact problem with mine on side a track 1 and into track 2. going to contact Warp. I really really hope that this isn't across all of them as it would be such a shame. Such a great ep!
Does anyone know many of the limited edition vinyl were printed?
There were 40000 of these pressed just so you know.
It's safe to say that, whatever the amount, this pressing won't be as rare as the "Houston, TX" EP from a couple years ago.
Ones ordered from Bleep came with two AFX logo stickers.
Mine didn't unfortunately, even though I pre-orderdered from Bleep. Guess not all of them did.
yes mine came with two Aphex twin stickers from Bleep
As impressive as the Procédé Heliophore silver foil sleeve is, it's the detail, colours and depth on the Gwennap Pit inspired inner sleeve artwork that really catches the eye on this release. The music itself equally impressive and for me the best thing he's done since 'Drukqs'. Straight out the top drawer
the Procédé Heliophore sleeve is absolutely amazing too by the way, first glance didn't fully notice the intricacy of the design but closer look reveals all sorts of layers and detail.
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