Green Calx (Aphex Twin)

Taste The Difference bleeping and blorping from a man you call the godfather of thinking man’s dance music at your peril. David Richard James, the artist otherwise known as Aphex Twin, is far too modest to see his less lauded contemporaries implicitly rubbished like that. Regardless, he remains one of the most innovative Cornish engineering drop-outs to ever fiddle with a synthesiser. Drawn from his debut cassette, Selected Ambient Works 85-92, Green Calx opens sounding like a ghost train crashing into the Large Hadron Collider, before breaking into six minutes of aggressive squelching over cooing Theremin and the laid-back patter of electronic hi-hat, all of which a) works, and b) sounds far funkier than it probably does on paper.