James Clements is known for his innovative and nuanced drum & bass releases under the name ASC. But as Intex Systems, all bets are off. You might find a hint of D&B within these 18 tracks, but Research and Development is by no means a dance record. Instead, breakbeat elements seem to float in and out like parts of a barely remembered dream, and lush pads give way to ticking beats and far-away melodies, which terminate in effects straight from Blade Runner. Reminiscent of Future Sounds of London or early Aphex Twin, R&D is an impressive achievement.