With just over a week to go before the Warp Records 30th anniversary celebration WXAXRXP Sessions series, the label have released a taster of the music included. A 10 track sampler featuring one track from every session included in the 10 disc box set and 12″ series is available to stream here now.
Aphex Twin – Slo Bird Whistle (Peel Session)
The sought-after fan classic available mastered and in high quality for the first time.
Bibio – Lovers’ Carvings (WXAXRXP Session)
Bibio revisits this favourite from his classic breakthrough album Ambivalence Avenue in a bespoke live session recorded especially for the WXAXRXP x NTS broadcast.
Boards of Canada – XYZ (Peel Session)
The long lost track from Boards of Canada’s legendary Peel Session release – now available mastered and in high quality.
Flying Lotus – Golden Axe (Maida Vale Session)
Previously unreleased track featuring a full live band including Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Ravi Coltrane.
Kelly Moran – In Parallel (acoustic)
Taken from the bespoke session recorded for WXAXRXP, the only session which is previously un-broadcast.
LFO – Take Control (Peel Session)
The lead track from the much sought-after unreleased Peel Session, recorded shortly after LFO’s first single appeared on Warp.
Mount Kimbie – You Look Certain (I’m Not So Sure) (WXAXRXP Session)
Mount Kimbie’s expanded live line-up lay down a special version of this standout from their latest album, first broadcast as part of the WXAXRXP x NTS takeover. Features Andrea Balency.
Oneohtrix Point Never – Toys 2 (KCRW Session)
OPN’s Myriad Ensemble show their capabilities in re-interpreting studio material on this take on the favourite from last year’s Age Of album. Features ADR, Kelly Moran and Eli Keszler.
Plaid – Elide (Peel Session)
A live favourite for years, this is released officially for the first time mastered and in high-quality at last.
Seefeel – Vex (Peel Session)
An epic live version of the track from the band’s classic Succour era.
WXAXRXP Sessions features ten specially selected sessions recorded for radio from across the history of the label, from Peel sessions in the very early days right up to the aforementioned WXAXRXP x NTS weekend. These releases present each session in the highest quality, adorned in beautiful packaging designed by Michael Oswell, with photography by Synchrodogs and available as individual vinyl and digital releases through all good record stores and as a limited one-time-pressing box set via Bleep.com from November 15th 2019 (Pre order now).
WXAXRXP Box set
Includes all sessions
A hinged lid box covered and lined in 150gsm Magno Gloss printed 5 colour offset and finished with a gloss lamination and special spot varnishes.
– 10 x 12″ vinyl in full colour printed inner sleeve, 5 colour 3mm spine outer sleeve with spot gloss varnish
– A set of 8 prints of WXAXRXP images by Synchrodogs. 4 colour offset printed on 300gsm LumiSilk, housed in a Print Folder. 1 colour offset printed on 300gsm Maestro® Print uncoated. Printed areas over blocked with a clear foil.
– A set of 10 Stickers. 2 colour offset printed on self-adhesive stock. Finished with a gloss lamination and die cut to shape with radius corners. With an 8pp concertina folded Sticker Instruction Guide. 1 colour offset printed on 80gsm Maestro® Print. The Stickers and Sticker Instruction Guide are placed in an unprinted folder.
Peel Session 2
One of only two radio sessions Aphex Twin has ever recorded. This Peel Session comprised of all original material at the time. Presented as a complete session and on vinyl for the first time.
A1. Slo Bird Whistle
A2. Radiator (Original Mix)
B2. Pancake Lizard
Bibio revisits three tracks from his classic breakthrough album Ambivalence Avenue and one track from 2016’s A Mineral Love in a stripped-back acoustic style. This bespoke session was recorded especially for the WXAXRXP x NTS broadcast.
B1. All the Flowers
B2. Lovers Carvings
Boards Of Canada
Boards of Canada’s one and only radio session presented for the first time in its complete form, with the inclusion of the previous broadcast-only track XYZ (Listen now).
A1. Aquarius (Version 3)
A2. Happy Cycling
B1. Olson (Version 3)
Presents INFINITY “Infinitum” – Maida Vale Session
A classic live session from around the breakthrough Cosmogramma album, featuring a full live band including Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Ravi Coltrane. The session features otherwise unheard track Golden Axe.
A2. Golden Axe
B1. Tea Leaf Dancers
A bespoke session recorded for WXAXRXP, the only session which is previously un-broadcast.
A1. In Parallel (acoustic)
A2. Helix 2 (TransAcoustic)
B1. Interlude 1
B2. Love Birds (acoustic)
B3. Radian (TransAcoustic)
Much sought after Peel Session recorded shortly after LFO had released their first single on Warp and featuring otherwise unheard tracks.
A1. Take Control
A2. To The Limit
B1. Rob’s Nightmare
B2. Lost World
The expanded live line-up of Mount Kimbie demonstrating how their material has evolved on the road in this bespoke session first broadcast as part of the WXAXRXP x NTS takeover. Features a guest appearance from Mica Levi.
01. You Look Certain (I’m Not So Sure) (feat. Andrea Balency)
03. Marilyn (feat. Micachu)
04. Made To Stray
Oneohtrix Point Never
OPN’s Myriad Ensemble show their capabilities in re-interpreting studio material in these 4 tracks picked from a KCRW session recorded. Features ADR, Kelly Moran and Eli Keszler.
A1. Love In The Time Of Lexapro
B1. Toys 2
B2. Chrome Country
Peel Session 2
One of several Peel Sessions recorded by Plaid. This one from their Rest Proof Clockwork album era features all unique material including live favourite Elide.
A live band session from their Succour album period, including Rough For Radio and Phazemaze which never appeared on any other release.
A1. Rough For Radio