Aphex Twin: “Ventolin (The Coppice Mix)” (Ventolin, 1995)
I just picked up Aphex Twin’s latest, Syro, and I’m really enjoying it. The Ventolin remixes came up afterward in my library and I listened to them all for the first time in a very long while. I was struck yet again by how Richard D. James’ remixes have little or nothing to do with the original source material. This one is no exception, bearing no real resemblance to the scorching grind of the original at all. And yet it bears all of those other qualities of his music that consistently delight me.