Aphex Twin mastermind Richard D. James is nothing if not prolific, but the

Aphex Twin mastermind Richard D. James is nothing if not prolific, but the

girth of the double-disc collection 26 Mixes for Cash may be imposing even to hardcore fans. Compiling remixes James was commissioned to create for such artists as Saint Etienne, Wagon Christ, Philip Glass, and Nine Inch Nails, the set showcases James' many musical sides, from dreamy/chilled-out

(Seefel's "Time to Find Me") to dark/ creepy (Kinesthesia's "Triachus") and everything in-between. James is already on record as confessing that he never even bothered to listen to the original Nine Inch Nails tracks ("The Beauty of Being Numb Section B" and "At the Heart of It All") that he reconstituted here, and there's something at once amusing and off-putting about that kind of attitude. James also has his way with two of his own cuts, demonstrating that he's just as willing to mess around with his personal creations as he is with anyone else's.—JC

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