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Aphex Twin: I Care Because You Do (Warp)

Bethan Cole, Mixmag, May 1995

OVER THE past year or two, Richard James has built up an antagonistic persona, composing tracks built of harsh ear-splitting noises. And yes, you'll find much of his hallmark sonic dysfunction on I Care Because You Do. But scratch beneath the spiky, aggressive surface, however, and there's a return to form. Slip past the initial disturbance and you'll find tracks like 'Alberto Balsam' — gorgeously naive and simple, recalling the finest moments of Selected Ambient Works Vol. 1.

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