Aphex Twin - "I Care Because You Do"
My favorite stuff by Aphex Twin is his ambient work. That’s not to say that I don’t like all of his other stuff, which I do, I just happen to prefer his ambient work. This record for me, falls into the in-between category. It has a rhythmic structure, and a the tracks have the feeling that they would be considered “songs” and not “pieces.” It’s not abrasive like the “Richard D. James” LP is, and it is not zoned out like “Selected Ambeint Works 1 & 2.” It bridges the gap between his ambient works, and his “Richard D. James” record. The record is sonically grabbing you by the hand and slowly leading toward what lies ahead in the future. It’s priming you for the sonic ass-whipping you’re going to receive when you hear Aphex Twins’ follow up album, “Richard D. James.” Even though the record is slowly leading you there you still won’t be prepared. Hell, no one was. Aphex Twin became the biggest name in all of electronic music in the 1990’s, and he also stepped up the game. His career would be a tough act for anyone to follow.