Twenty years ago, Richard James, better known as Aphex Twin, planned to release an LP under the name Caustic Window, but the record only made it to a test-pressing and that test-pressing only made it to the hands of four people. According to James Thomas, the man who set up a Kickstarter to buy one of those test pressings and rip it for everyone who pledged at least 16 dollars, the record has remained in their hands for two decades.
Now, however, the entire 70-minute record has been uploaded to YouTube. If you are the rare Aphex Twin fan who doesn’t obsess over audio fidelity, you can now listen to the lost LP, for free, as much as you’d like. If, however, lossless is a must, you can preview a few of the tracks, join the 4,116 backers who have contributed a cumulative $67,424, and add the upload of the double-album to your Pono as soon as the CD arrives in the mail.
According to Thomas, who has been in contact with James and Rephlex Records, the label still has no plans give the record an official release.