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I Care Because You Do

Aphex TwinAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 25, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000002HIK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,593 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Acrid Avid Jam Shred
2. The Waxen Pith
3. Wax The Nip
4. Icct Hedral (Edit)
5. Ventolin (Video Version)
6. Come On You Slags
7. Start As You Mean To Go On
8. Wet Tip Hen Ax
9. Moo Kid
10. Alberto Balsalm
11. Cow Cud Is A Twin
12. Next Heap With

Editorial Reviews

None of the chirpy, intricate, eclectic tracks on I Care Because You Do sound dated, certainly not in any heinous way. Richard James's work stands outside any genre cages and continues to satisfy dedicated listeners. This is at least partially due to James's twisted, British-bad-boy sense of humor: the title of the disc alone is something of an ironic display. I Care Because You Do is a sound introduction to James's peculiar, personal work, which ranges from symphonic to spartan to relaxing to unnerving, though it generally manages to be all those at once. The disc is cleverly constructed and juicily modern, and it's easy to see why critics, struggling to understand James's emergent "ambient techno," early on compared him to minimalist composers such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich. James was clearly influenced by these pioneers, but his music is more about stretching the limits of what one perceives to be music, of sound itself. --Mike McGonigal

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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 04/25/1995

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You want this album if you like electronica June 16, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
One of the greatest things about Richard James is the way he constantly changes musical styles, constantly expands what he and what others consider music. This was the first full length piece I heard from him, and I instantly became an avid follower. The pieces here, especially if you are new to electronic music, go back and forth between the familiar and the alien, even in the same song. But trust me, once you listen to it a few times, you'll want to do so continuously, over and over again, because for some reason the music doesn't grow tired-sounding.
This is not to say that the music doesn't take a little getting used to. Ventolin is the perfect example, because it has this high-pitched noise going throught the song. I first just fast-forwarded it every time. Then I started listening to it, when no one else was around because I thought they might tell me to turn it off. Finally, Ventolin's noise just made sense.
Some of the songs make you want to dance. Some have so fast and amorphous rhythms that you'd have to be a computer to dance to them. Some are truly hauntingly beautiful, especially when he pulls out the strings. All of them delight. Buy it. You won't regret it.
One last note: do any of the song titles seem like anagrams of a sort, say of Aphex Twin?
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Richard D. James album ever!!! July 21, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This album is the crowning acheivement in Richard D. James' repitoire. Even though it doesn't have the extremely intricate and complex drumwork of his later albums, this album truly lets his genious shine through. This album is what dancable dreams sound like. This is what a nightmare invading a delicate plain of gazelle sounds like. This album shows what falling in love and breaking up sounds like. It is provides its listeners the pure ecstacy experienced from a first kiss, and the madness harnessed from a first breakup. On this album, Richard D. James has truly taken every emotion there is to be felt, every experience there is to be had and processed them into a form of beautiful dance music that frightens you. It truly is a superb masterpeice in any sense of the word. Not only does this album stand at the height of artistic acheivement and emotional values, it also has a very pop-oriented quality about it by providing melodies that can be hummed throughout a semi-tragic casual friday.
Unfortunately, there are many people that cannot handle the intense experience that is I Care Because You Do. Many people can only percieve noise or at the best, cheap distorted dance music. For the people that percieve this album in this way, I envy you, for you obviously have become perfectly content in every aspect of life and have no further need to be challenged and have no reason to let your emotions grasp to anything of this nature. Again, I envy you. Even with as much as I support and praise this album, there is no possible way for me to fully explain how it can affect you, for I do not know what type of people most of you are. So please listen to some samples. Discover if you are one of the lucky, or one of the people that are still trying to find themselves.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Things that crawl around in your head October 28, 2001
Format:Audio CD
If I had known how good this was, I would have bought it ages ago. I used to be afraid of Aphex Twin, I didn't like it when things mades my head hurt, when I could tangibly feel sounds moving around in my skull, when I didn't want my ideas of beauty, form, MUSIC challenged by the things I listened to. How we shed our childish ways.
This is an incredible album (and I only just bought it, have only heard four tracks. If it ended now I would be perfectly happy, but it keeps going!!!!!) I am astounded at the complexity of this work, the beauty of these alien sounds. I can't wait for this to keep going, I can't wait to explore this album. Being a big IDM fan, I have a lot of freaky CDs, but the joy of what I'm hearin right now, the newness of every beat is rare indeed. I feel excited, lucky to be where I'm at, hearing this for the first time. You probably will be too.
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37 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You People Annoy Me! August 24, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is no album to be direspected in the manner in which some reviwers have put down. Can't you see what a work of art this album is? Maybe you should study classical music, then you'll see the genius that lies in this album.
In my opinion, RDJ album is very good, but does not compare in greatness to this one. 'I Care....' may be hard to digest (for those looking for simple latter-aphex music), but it is this one that captures the essence of what experimental music is all about.
This album does not contain his drill n bass sound (what most people here are after), but it does have some of the best sound ever created electronically. Proof? Listen to "alberto balsalm", 'MooKid", "The Waxenpith", etc. Every track here is perfect, in that it captures entirely different moods than their counterparts. They are all brilliantly structured. It's no wonder Richard D. James is being hailed one of the greatest composers of our century.
I am not saying this is the best 'Aphex' release. I just think it is a completely 'well-done' album. It is definitely one of my favourites of his. I think some reviewers are saying this album is utter-nonsense, when they really mean to say "It's good, but it's not for me". It is impossible to call something of this genius 'a bad record'. I just don't see it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Mr. James moves from straightforward 4/4 ambient to delightfully...
When listening to Aphex Twin's first two releases, "Selected Ambient Works Vols. One and Two", it is hard for listeners to understand why they won such critical acclaim and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Christopher Culver
4.0 out of 5 stars Mr. James moves from straightforward 4/4 ambient to delightfully...
When listening to Aphex Twin's first two releases, "Selected Ambient Works Vols. One and Two", it is hard for listeners to understand why they won such critical acclaim and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Christopher Culver
4.0 out of 5 stars As With All His Works; You Love It or Hate It
Firstly, I like artsy fartsy music, so it should come to no surprise to the reader that I really like this cd. Every song is weird in its own strange way. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Craig Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars cassette
I don't have a cassette player anymore, I haven't for years now. I can listen to this many memories of the good old days. I miss having a real Winter in northern MN.
Published 10 months ago by d977
5.0 out of 5 stars Characteristcally Aphex
Richard's last true analog album. This is a must-own album for anyone who calls themselves a fan of electronic music.
Published 15 months ago by Drake D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Album
Probably my favorite of RDJs musical outings, I am more than happy to see it re-released to wax. Sounds great!
Published 18 months ago by Matthieu P. Decker
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice nice nice
Hi everybody this pice of art you need just for the respect to all electronic music art this the CLASIC Love this Vinyl don't buy cd DVD or mp3 only ANALOG. !!!!! Read more
Published 20 months ago by analog81
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic album reissued!
This was the first Aphex Twin album I ever owned. Back in the 90s, I played the CD over and over, and there will always be an element of nostalgia when it comes to "I Care. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Steward Willons
5.0 out of 5 stars A Mix of Richard D. James' Best Talents
I Care Because You Do is Richard D. James', also known as Aphex Twin, third studio album. Often regarded as one of his best albums, I Care Because You Do was released in April... Read more
Published on November 30, 2011 by jcn5vw
4.0 out of 5 stars Care about this
James rightfully got more exposure after Ventolin dropped on few college stations..ICBYD may be his most accessibly deranged work still, capturing a crossroads never seen again... Read more
Published on September 20, 2009 by IRate
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