Donkey Rhubarb (EP)

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Donkey Rhubarb
Aphex Twin - Donkey Rhubarb album cover.jpg
EP by Aphex Twin
Released August 14, 1995 (1995-08-14)
Length 24:10[1]
Label Warp
Aphex Twin chronology
...I Care Because You Do
Donkey Rhubarb
Girl/Boy EP

Donkey Rhubarb is an 1995 EP by electronic music artist Richard D. James under the alias of Aphex Twin. The EP was released on August 14 1995 by Warp. The EP contains a version of the song "Icct Hedral" from James album ...I Care Because You Do by Philip Glass.


Donkey Rhubarb was released on August 14 1995 by Warp on 12" vinyl and compact disc.[2] Donkey Rhubarb charted for one week in the United Kingdom at number 78 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] A music video for "Donkey Rhubarb" directed by David Slade was made in 1995.[4] The video was released on DVD by Warp in September 2009.[4]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Spin referred to the track "Donkey Rhubarb" as a "silly steeldrum reverie".[5] Ned Raggett of AllMusic gave the EP a four star rating, praising "Donkey Rhubarb" for its "lovely main melody dressed up with quick beats, bleeps, and the like".[1] Raggett declared that a surprise was Phillip Glass' version of "Icct Hedral", stating that "the original's chilly melody made even more serenely beautiful and disturbing all at once thanks to Glass' fine orchestration".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Richard D. James[6] except where otherwise noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Donkey Rhubarb"     6:08
2. "Vaz Deferenz"     5:49
3. "Icct Hedral (Philip Glass Orchestration)"   Richard D James, Philip Glass 8:05
4. "Pancake Lizard"     4:31


Credits adapted from Donkey Rhubarb disc.[6]

  • Richard D. James – producer (on tracks 1, 2 and 4), writer
  • Philip Glass – writer (on track 3)
  • Kurt Munkasci – producer (on track 3)
  • Michael Reisman – producer (on track 3)
  • Anne Pope – recording and mix engineer (on track 3)
  • Rich Costey – additional engineer (on track 3)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Raggett, Ned. "Donkey Rhubarb - Aphex Twin". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Aphex Twin:Donkey Rhubarb". Warp. Archived from the original on 19 October 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Donkey Rhubarb". UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Warp Records • WarpVision DVD Released 27th Sept". Warp. 14 January 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Aaron, Charles (December 1995). "Singles". Spin (SPIN Media LLC) 11 (9): 126. ISSN 0886-3032. 
  6. ^ a b "disc cover". Donkey Rhubarb (Media notes). Aphex Twin. Warp. 1995. WAP 63CD.