Boomkat Product Review:
On the summer solstice 2019 the extended Warp family came together with online radio station NTS to celebrate the label’s 30th anniversary. Now, as the summer draws to a close, Warp continue the radio theme with the announcement of a special set of releases. WXAXRXP Sessions features ten specially selected sessions recorded for radio from across the history of the label, from the very early days right up to the aforementioned WXAXRXP x NTS weekend. In the age of immediate, unelected, often low-quality rips of anything that is broadcast, these releases present each session in the highest quality adorned in beautiful packaging designed by Michael Oswell.
This one’s a killer 1995 Peel Session by Richard D James, aired around the time of the Donkey Rhubarb and I Care Because You do albums, featuring the much sought-after “Original’, percussive version of Selected Ambient Works II’s ‘Radiator’, plus ' Slo Bird Whistle’ and more. This is prime era Aphex, proper pearls, the lot of them.