...I Care Because You Do

Aphex Twin - ...I Care Because You Do
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Entertainment Weekly
By adding layers of soft, warm synthesizer chords over skull-grinding electronic percussion, James creates sounds that are simultaneously comforting and scary β€” a fitting metaphor for the contemporary clash of technology and the humans befuddled by it. The ghosts in Aphex Twin’s machine may still be alive.

James' most consistent work, I Care Because You Do fuses his earlier hardcore techno days with the smooth rhythm and atmosphere of his ambient work, often on the same song.


I Care Because You Do does better at cutting the middle out of the genre's kitchen-sink aesthetic without sacrificing melody, coherence, or rhythm.

Rolling Stone

Aphex Twin walks a dangerous tightrope – too esoteric for pop acceptance yet too grounded in urban culture to be anointed by the world of classical music. But as a truly singular artist working by his own self-gencrated rules, he is making some of the most engaging and important music of our time.


Alberto Balsalm maybe the best song ever created


Richard D. James’ Discography #32: …I Care Because You Do

This cover is more disturbing than the one for “Richard D. James Album” if we’re being honest.

“…I Care Because You Do” is unfortunately the least-talked about Aphex Twin album, but it’s very good! It really feels like a transitional project for RDJ, as there’s a lot of ambient and acid techno influence but also times where he occasionally experiments with Drill and Bass and ... read more


This album shows he really cares.

Richard D. James, a.k.a. Aphex Twin, is one of the most talented musicians of all time, making songs from his debut at the age of just 13 years old. When I was 13, I was a tiny little fuck who had nothing better to do than be a big whiny baby.

This is a compilation of songs made from 1990 to 1994, and of course it’s really good, showing the talent he had from a young age. It has a sound that contradicts itself: a scary comfort.

Favorite: Come On You ... read more


...I Care Because You Do is a more intense electronic album from Aphex Twin, after testing around with a series of EP's after SAW Vol.1, Richard finally found a solid sound he could call home for the next couple of years with IDM. It's not as much ambient as SAW Vol.2 but it works to set a lot more unsettling environment with the music's harsh intensity and energy, something that was missing from the stripped back and simple SAW Vol.2. This album is almost industrial with how sharp and loud ... read more


This cover always scared me.. Just like Ventolin..


I don't exactly know what to think of this album but the noises are pretty good sometimes

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Added on: October 13, 2012