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I Care Because You Do


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  • Vinyl (September 18, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B008RZ0KW8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,801 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

Double vinyl LP repressing of this 1995 album. I Care Because You Do is the third studio album Richard D. James recorded under the Aphex Twin moniker and marks the end of his initial analog era. It s also the crowning achievement in the Aphex Twin canon. Veering from his previous acid house, ambient and general techno undertakings, James builds compositions out of lengthy and intricate drum machine loops, elaborately layered analog synths and intermittent string pieces. The final product comes off like a Replicant dance-party. I Care Because You Do s equal infatuation with hip-hop rhythms and melodic counterpoint provides an effective bridge between his pioneering early releases and the cunning explorations of his later work. As much as the front cover self-portrait captures a snapshot of the artist s own image, the music inside provides a glimpse of an artist on the cusp of an invigorating new period of sound experimentation, but still producing his unique blend of melancholy and aggression at an elite level.

Customer Reviews

I Care Because you do is one of Aphex Twin, Richard D. James', best CDs I've ever heard.
Brandon Mc Bride
Plenty of contrasts in frequency and hardness, a general lucidity of tone and timbre, and an obvious talent for balance and proportion are the hallmarks of this album.
Jamie 0livine
One of the most interesting aspects of the album is the fact that it touches upon such a variety of textures and techniques.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 1998
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 By JLS on 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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37 of 49 people found the following review helpful By NOWAY on 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jack Baur on 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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