On (EP)

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On
Aphex Twin - On album cover.jpeg
EP by
Released15 November 1993
Recorded1993
Genre
Length23:54
Label
ProducerAphex Twin
Aphex Twin chronology
Surfing on Sine Waves
(1993)
On
(1993)
Selected Ambient Works Volume II
(1994)
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On is the third EP by English electronic musician Aphex Twin, released on 15 November 1993 by Warp. On Remixes, featuring remixes by James, Reload and µ-Ziq, was released on the same day.

Released after his debut album Selected Ambient Works 85–92, On is often described as an ambient techno record despite the presence of harsh, abrasive beats on the title track.

Track listing[edit]

On[edit]

  1. "On" – 7:03
  2. "73-Yips" – 4:14
  3. "D-Scape" – 6:54
  4. "Xepha" – 5:42

On Remixes[edit]

  1. "On" (D-Scape Mix) – 10:40
  2. "On" (Reload Mix) – 7:06
  3. "On" (µ-Ziq Mix) – 8:43
  4. "On" (28 Mix) – 6:47

The Sire Records (US) version of On contains only "On", "73-Yips", and "Xepha" with early fade-outs, followed by the Reload Mix of "On", and it is housed in an Ecopak case instead of the standard slimline jewel case in which the Warp (UK) release was packaged.

The "D-Scape Mix", in actuality a remix of "D-Scape" from On, features mostly harsh sucking noises.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the title track was directed by Jarvis Cocker and Martin Wallace, and features a stop-motion sequence filmed on a beach involving numerous props (including an old fashioned diving suit and a cardboard cutout of James), and images of the tide. Drips of water are synchronized with the drum track. The film was shot on location in Hilbre Island, West Kirby, Wirral, UK. It is available on the Come to Viddy (VHS, 1997) and WarpVision: The Videos 1989–2004 (DVD, 2004) compilations.

External links[edit]

  • On at the Warp Records website