Boomkat Product Review:
Oh yes, how f**kin' good is this? Famously penned in tribute to his asthmatic condition and the drug used to regulate it, Ventolin represents one of Aphex Twin's most disturbed, crunched-up and damnright twisted releases ever. Part one includes the terrifying opening "Salbutamol Mix", the sparse reverberating spaciousness of the "Praze-An-Beeble" version, plus the demented distant hip hop funk of "Marazanvose Mix", a reworking of "I Care Because You Do" classic in the shape of "Plain-An-Gwarry", legendarily playful "The Coppice Mix" and the closing analogue killer "Crowsmengegus Mix". Whatever school of Aphex ingenuity you follow, Ventolin remains one of his most groundbreaking, uncompromising and finest releases to date. Immense.