Analogue Bubblebath Vol 3

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Analogue Bubblebath Vol 3

Cover for the 2002 vinyl reissue of Analogue Bubblebath vol. 3
EP by AFX
Released 1 February 1993
Genre Acid Techno, Techno
Length 32:23 (Vinyl)
54:32 (CD)
52:37 (Vinyl reissue)
Label Rephlex
Producer Richard D. James
AFX chronology
Analog Bubblebath Vol 2
(1991)
Analogue Bubblebath Vol 3
(1993)
Analogue Bubblebath 4
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Analogue Bubblebath Vol 3 is the third EP by electronic musician Richard D. James, under the pseudonym of AFX, released 1 February 1993, on Rephlex Records. It is also the third release in the Analogue Bubblebath series, and his third release under this alias.

The original EP consists of nine songs distributed across eight tracks. It was originally released on CD and 12" vinyl formats and re-released on CD in 1997 with additional tracks, and once again on vinyl in 2002.

Releases[edit]

Original[edit]

The original vinyl release came in a brown paper bag, enclosed with liner notes describing Rephlex Records and various places of interest in Cornwall, England. The liner notes also contain instructions for playing the final track of side one (".0180871"), which is two songs running simultaneously, each panned to the left and right channels. All songs except for ".38" appeared on future re-releases. The original vinyl release is the only format of Analogue Bubblebath Vol 3 that is presented with a track listing.

The original CD release was sparse in its packaging; it came in a clear slimline jewel case, wrapped in bubble wrap. The case contained no liner notes whatsoever, save for a sticker affixed to the front, referring to the third release in the Analogue Bubblebath series and the mailing address for Rephlex Records. The sticker is subtitled with "66% more bubbles" and decorated with images of soap bubbles. The disc has no print or label on it. There is no indication of a track listing anywhere on the package; eight out of thirteen of the songs are identical to (or are edited versions of) those that appear on the vinyl format, but five of the songs (tracks 8, 9, 11, 12 and 13) have never been released with an official title. Of these five untitled songs, tracks 8, 9 and 13 would later appear in vinyl form on Analogue Bubblebath 3.1 and the vinyl reissue of Analogue Bubblebath vol. 3, track 11 would also appear on the vinyl reissue. The twelfth track is exclusive to the CD release. The playing order of the songs are also altered from the vinyl. The two songs entitled ".0180871" are the same as those that appear combined on the vinyl version, but are split into their own separate tracks.

Reissues[edit]

The CD version was reissued in 1997 with minor differences in appearance and presentation. The "66% more bubbles" subtitle is replaced with composing and producing credits to Richard D. James, and the accompanying images of bubbles are replaced with Aphex Twin logos. The reissue has an additional sticker affixed to the back detailing legal information and other AFX releases available, such as Analogue Bubblebath 4. The CD version has since been released as a digital download.

The vinyl version saw a reissue in 2002, which was released as a double EP with updated artwork. The cover features pictograms of a woman and a man. The playing order of the songs differ to those of both the original vinyl version and CD version.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Richard D. James.

Original vinyl version[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. ".215061" – 4:16
  2. ".000890569" – 4:31
  3. ".38" – 0:38
  4. ".0180871"
    • Left channel – 3:45
    • Right channel – 4:10

Side two[edit]

  1. ".55278037732581" – 4:18
  2. ".942937" – 4:31
  3. ".1993841" – 5:43
  4. "AFX 6/b" – 0:31

Compact Disc version[edit]

  1. ".215061" – 3:54(About this sound sample )
  2. ".1993841" – 8:02
  3. ".0180871" – 4:16
  4. ".942937" – 4:37
  5. ".0180871" – 3:52
  6. ".000890569" – 4:48
  7. ".55278037732581" – 4:20
  8. Untitled – 4:05
  9. Untitled – 5:06
  10. "Afx 6/b" – 0:36
  11. Untitled – 4:41
  12. Untitled – 0:53
  13. Untitled – 5:14

2002 vinyl reissue[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. ".215061" – 3:50
  2. ".000890569" – 4:48
  3. ".0180871" – 4:11

Side two[edit]

  1. ".942937" – 4:31
  2. ".55278037732581" – 4:19
  3. ".0180871" – 3:52

Side three[edit]

  1. Untitled – 4:05
  2. Untitled – 5:06

Side four[edit]

  1. Untitled – 5:14
  2. Untitled – 4:41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Analogue Bubblebath Vol 3 at AllMusic

External links[edit]