WARP RECORDS PRESENTS ‘WXAXRXP SESSIONS’

Celebrating 30 years of Warp Records

Incubated in the charged artistic atmosphere of outlaw UK dance music in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, Warp quickly became synonymous with deeply adventurous experiments in sound, which also happened to capture the imagination of a wide and inspired audience. This idea of enabling idiosyncratic work to find an audience beyond the underground has come to define the label throughout its evolution into an electronic music cornerstone and eventually into the institution of visionary post-genre music that it is today.

From longtime collaborators to urgent new voices, Warp has been a consistent home for misfit artists and their distinctive visions, with a roster that has forever defied categorization.
On the summer solstice 2019 the extended Warp family came together with online radio station NTS to celebrate the label’s 30th anniversary. With over 100 hours of original music programming, the weekend-long communion featured mixes, documentaries, live performances, film and sessions from the whole Warp roster including Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Brian Eno, Flying Lotus, Danny Brown, Autechre and Kelela, plus a handful special guests including Death Grips and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of music fans tuned in share in the celebration with the label, artists and each other via chat rooms, forums, social media and IRL playbacks in record shops, cafes and bars around the world.

Now, as the summer draws to a close, Warp continue the radio theme with a special set of releases. 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. 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, with photography by Synchrodogs.

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). 


The sessions include:

Aphex Twin Peel Session 2 TX: 10/04/95

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.

Bibio WXAXRXP Session TX: 21/06/2019

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.

Boards of Canada Peel Session TX: 21/07/98

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).

Flying Lotus Presents INFINITY “Infinitum” - Maida Vale Session TX: 19/08/10

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.

Kelly Moran WXAXRXP Session TX: 22/06/2019

A bespoke session recorded for WXAXRXP, the only session which is previously un-broadcast.

LFO Peel Session TX: 20/10/90

Much sought after Peel Session recorded shortly after LFO had released their first single on Warp and featuring otherwise unheard tracks.

Mount Kimbie WXAXRXP Session TX: 21/06/2019

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.

Oneohtrix Point Never KCRW Session TX: 23/10/18

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.

Plaid Peel Session 2 TX: 08/05/99

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.

Seefeel Peel Session TX: 27/05/94

A live band session from their Succour album period, including Rough For Radio and Phazemaze which never appeared on any other release.

The sessions will be available as individual vinyl and digital releases through all good record stores and as a bespoke box set viaBleep.com from November 15th 2019 (Pre order now). Full details below.

About Warp Records:

Incubated in the charged artistic atmosphere of outlaw UK dance music in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, Warp quickly became synonymous with deeply adventurous experiments in sound, which also happened to capture the imagination of a wide and inspired audience. This idea of enabling idiosyncratic work to find an audience beyond the underground has come to define the label throughout its evolution into an electronic music cornerstone and eventually into the institution of visionary post-genre music that it is today.

From longtime collaborators to urgent new voices, Warp has been a consistent home for misfit artists and their distinctive visions, with a roster that has forever defied categorization.

Full Specification:

 

Various Artists

WXAXRXP Box set

WARPLP300

 

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.

Contains:

- 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.

 

Aphex Twin

Peel Session 2

TX: 10/04/95

WARPLP300-1

12” vinyl in full colour printed inner sleeve, 5 colour 3mm spine outer sleeve with spot gloss varnish

A1. Slo Bird Whistle

A2. Radiator (Original Mix)

B1. p-string

B2. Pancake Lizard

 

Bibio

WXAXRXP Session

TX: 21/06/2019

WARPLP300-2

12” vinyl in full colour printed inner sleeve, 5 colour 3mm spine outer sleeve with spot gloss varnish

A1. Haikuesque

A2. Petals

B1. All the Flowers

B2. Lovers Carvings

 

Boards Of Canada

Peel Session

TX: 21/07/98

WARPLP300-3

12” vinyl in full colour printed inner sleeve, 5 colour 3mm spine outer sleeve with spot gloss varnish

A1. Aquarius (Version 3)

A2. Happy Cycling

B1. Olson (Version 3)

B2. XYZ

 

Flying Lotus

Presents INFINITY “Infinitum” - Maida Vale Session

TX: 19/08/10

WARPLP300-4

12” vinyl in full colour printed inner sleeve, 5 colour 3mm spine outer sleeve with spot gloss varnish

A1. MmmHmm

A2. Golden Axe

B1. Tea Leaf Dancers

B2. Drips

 

Kelly Moran

WXAXRXP Session

WARPLP300-5

12” vinyl in full colour printed inner sleeve, 5 colour 3mm spine outer sleeve with spot gloss varnish

A1. In Parallel (acoustic)

A2. Helix 2 (TransAcoustic)

B1. Interlude 1

B2. Love Birds (acoustic)

B3. Radian (TransAcoustic)

 

LFO

Peel Session

TX: 20/10/90

WARPLP300-6

12” vinyl in full colour printed inner sleeve, 5 colour 3mm spine outer sleeve with spot gloss varnish

A1. Take Control

A2. To The Limit

B1. Rob’s Nightmare

B2. Lost World

 

Mount Kimbie

WXAXRXP Session

TX: 21/06/2019

WARPLP300-7

12” vinyl in full colour printed inner sleeve, 5 colour 3mm spine outer sleeve with spot gloss varnish

01. You Look Certain (I’m Not So Sure) (feat. Andrea Balency)

02. Delta

03. Marilyn (feat. Micachu)

04. Made To Stray

 

Oneohtrix Point Never

KCRW Session

TX: 23/10/18

WARPLP300-8

12” vinyl in full colour printed inner sleeve, 5 colour 3mm spine outer sleeve with spot gloss varnish

A1. Love In The Time Of Lexapro

A2. RayCats

B1. Toys 2

B2. Chrome Country

 

Plaid

Peel Session 2

TX: 08/05/99

WARPLP300-9

12” vinyl in full colour printed inner sleeve, 5 colour 3mm spine outer sleeve with spot gloss varnish

A1. Housework

A2. Kiterider

B1. Elide

B2. Lazybeams

 

Seefeel

Peel Session

TX: 27/05/94

WARPLP300-10

12” vinyl in full colour printed inner sleeve, 5 colour 3mm spine outer sleeve with spot gloss varnish

A1. Rough For Radio

A2. Starethrough

B1. Vex

B2. Phazemaze

 

Pre Order: https://warp.ffm.to/wxaxrxp-sessions

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