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Donkey Rhubarb (EP)

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Donkey Rhubarb
EP by
Released14 August 1995 (1995-08-14)
Richard D. James chronology
...I Care Because You Do
Donkey Rhubarb
Bradley's Beat

Donkey Rhubarb is a 1995 extended play record by the electronic music artist Aphex Twin. It was released on 14 August 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 14 August 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

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" and stating about Philip Glass' version of "Icct Hedral" 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 tracks are written by Richard D. James[6] except where otherwise noted

1."Donkey Rhubarb" 6:08
2."Vaz Deferenz" 5:49
3."Icct Hedral (Philip Glass Orchestration)"Richard D. James, Philip Glass8:05
4."Pancake Lizard" 4:31
Total length:24:10
2017 re-release bonus track
5."icct hedral [phillip glass dry version+bonus DAT glitches]"Richard D James, Glass7:55
Total length:32:05


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 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. 11 (9). SPIN Media LLC: 126. ISSN 0886-3032.
  6. ^ a b "disc cover". Donkey Rhubarb (Media notes). Aphex Twin. Warp. 1995. WAP 63CD.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)