Aphex Twin LP Worth Five Figures To Receive Digital Kickstarter Release

Written by Greg Moskovitch on 10th April, 2014

Aphex Twin LP Worth Five Figures To Receive Digital Kickstarter Release

Earlier this week, FACT reported that a test pressing of avant-garde electronic producer Aphex Twin‘s unreleased 1994 album Caustic Window was being sold on record-hunter website Discogs for $13,500, but a Kickstarter campaign will now see the record receive a limited digital release.

After the authenticity of the extremely sought-after album was confirmed to FACT by the owner and Rephlex Records, the initial dealer, online forum We Are the Music Makers (WATMM) proposed the idea of launching a Kickstarter campaign so that less moneyed Aphex fans can hear the album.

Rephlex has agreed to allow a license to the first 500 people who contribute to the Kickstarter campaign. WATMM Admin Joyrex negotiated the price down to $8,368, meaning backers will only need to pay about $16 each, while the physical copy of the album will be sold via eBay auction.

As Billboard reports, once the Kickstarter campaign’s goal has been met, Joyrex will contract a high-quality digital rip of the LP. The proceeds of the auction meanwhile will be split between Rephlex/Aphex Twin as a royalty payment, the Kickstarter contributors, and a charity to be voted on.

“All agree that it’s a good chance to give the hardcore fans a unique chance to own something that will never see the light of day otherwise,” said Joyrex. While the democratic process the parties employed is heartwarming, it’s only a matter of time till illegal copies of the LP make their way online

Liten: Caustic Window – The Garden Of Linmiri


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