It would seem Richard D. James’ long awaited Caustic Window LP has finally been given wings, as users across Twitter have confirmed receiving their download codes for the unreleased album this morning.
The record, originally completed in ‘94 under the Aphex Twin mastermind’s alter ego, found release today after public interest in a Kickstarter launched in April spurred the producer and his label to allow for a unique and limited distribution of the legendary “lost” album.
Originally listed for several years as one of five existing copies in the world on release database, Discogs, music forum users on We Are The Music Makers banded together in an attempt to crowdfund the staggering original asking price of $9K, alongside securing onetime distribution rights from the man himself to allow all contributors to obtain a copy.
As these things go, the rest of the internet caught wind and at the end of the funding period, an astounding $67K had been raised. As they say, the rest is history. According to the Kickstarter page, original copyright holder Rephlex Records have no intentions of a formal release for the LP following the fulfillment of the Kickstarter Downloads, though the entire album has already hit the net via YouTube, which you can stream for yourself in the playlist below.