Aphex Twin ‎– ...I Care Because You Do

Sire ‎– 61790-2, Warp Records ‎– 61790-2
CD, Album, Repress


Side A
1 Acrid Avid Jam Shred 7:38
2 The Waxen Pith 4:49
3 Wax The Nip 4:18
Side B.
4 Icct Hedral (Edit) 6:07
5 Ventolin (Video Version) 4:29
6 Come On You Slags! 5:44
Side 3.
7 Start As You Mean To Go On 6:05
8 Wet Tip Hen Ax 5:17
9 Mookid 3:51
Side 4
10 Alberto Balsalm 5:10
11 Cow Cud Is A Twin 5:33
12 Next Heap With 4:43

Companies, etc.


  • Design [Design Help From]John*
  • Painting [Self Portrait Painted By Me]Richard D. James
  • Producer [Everything By], Written-By [Everything By], Performer [Everything By]Richard. D. James*


Back Cover:
Sire Records Company, distributed by Elektra Entertainment Group, a division of Warner Communications. A Time Warner company.
℗© 1995 Sire Records Company, for the United States and WEA International for the world outside of the United States excluding Europe.
Printed in U.S.A.
Aphex Twin is not associated in any way with Aphex Systems Ltd.
Track 1: 1994
Tracks 2, 7, 12: 93
Tracks 3, 6: 90
Tracks 4, 5, 8 to 11: 94

℗ 1995 Sire Records Company, for the United States and WEA International for the world outside of the United States excluding Europe.
Made in U.S.A. by WEA Manufacturing Inc.

Other Notes:
Comes in a Warner Bros.-branded jewel case

Track title anagrams (not mentioned on the release):
Acrid Avid Jam Shred = Richard David James
The Waxen Pith = The Aphex Twin
Wax The Nip = Aphex Twin
Cow Cud Is A Twin = Caustic Window
Next Heap With = The Aphex Twin

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7559-61790-2 7
  • Barcode (String): 075596179027
  • Matrix / Runout: wea mfg. OLYPHANT Y16590 2 61790-2 RE-1 02 M1S3
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L903
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2U2U
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U3N
  • Mould SID Code (Varian 3): IFPI 2U3U

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD30 Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD30 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Warp CD 30 Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do(CD, Album, RE) Warp Records Warp CD 30 UK 2007 Sell This Version
WARP MC30 Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do(Cass, Album) Warp Records WARP MC30 UK 1995 Sell This Version
61790-2 Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do(CD, Album, RP) Sire, Warp Records 61790-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
W2 61790 Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do(CD, Album, Club) Sire W2 61790 Canada 1995 Sell This Version


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February 2, 2009
James seems to have a fascination with encoding information such that it becomes unintelligible without another key piece of knowledge.

Several track titles on this album are anagrams:

1) acrid avid jam shred = richard david james
2) the waxen pith = the aphex twin
3) wax the nip = aphex twin
8) wet tip hen ax = t(h)e aphex twin
11) cow cud is a twin = caustic window
12) next heap with = the aphex twin

The theme of encoding has run throughout James's career. For instance, he also used the anagram technique on the Hangable Auto Bulb EPs. Many of the track titles on the double-album Drukqs are written in Cornish, a language similar to Welsh in that it is all but gibberish to the uninitiated English speakers. For example, "Cymru" translates to "Wales". Another example is the track "Lornaderek" a concatenation of his parents' first names.

June 13, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Aphex Twin's masterpiece. Filled with scary metallic clanking, wrenching high-pitched frequencies, and some of the most beautiful, washed out melodies ever committed to tape. Richard James shows off his prodigious talents at everything from IDM (Acrid Avid Jam Shred, Alberto Balsalm) to minimalist (Icct Hedral, Next Heap With) and everything in between, including some truly original flipped up soundscapes (Ventolin). And then there's Mookid, which is in a category of its own... has any techno artist ever managed to create a piece of music as heartbreaking and yearning as this?

If you're looking for where in Aphex Twin's catalogue to start, you'd do best to buy I CARE BECAUSE YOU DO last so as not to ruin the rest of his releases. Yeah, it's that good.


February 24, 2003
Quite disturbing album and NOT to played too loud unless you're sure what you're getting into. First track is quite funky in an obscure sort of way but the masterpiece is track 4 (icct hedral): one can almost picture some dark gothic cathedral with a sinister organ playing in the background. Beware Track 5 (Ventolin), this is an audio version of a 'video nasty' take care on the sound levels as this is an assault on the aural senses! Shon