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Squarepusher: Ultravisitor

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Tom Jenkinson, better known as Squarepusher to the listening public, has always lurked in a realm of abstraction that makes his electronica/fusion impossible to pin down. As an early pioneer of highly programmed drum-n-bass, he placed his electric bass alongside frenetic and ever-changing beats. You simply could not afford to get lost in the details, because the shifting, insisting whole begged submission.

When he crossed over to the jazz world with Music is Rotted One Note (Warp, 1998), ...

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Squarepusher: Go Plastic

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Squarepusher's musical territory has certainly had its hills and valleys. With his first full-length record, Feed Me Weird Things, Squarepusher (aka Tom Jenkinson) launched a series of fine drill-and-bass masterworks on the Warp label. Up until 1998's Music Is Rotted One Note, every single Squarepusher record was a keeper. But at that point, he dumped the sequencer and switched over to a more spacey, acoustic approach involving lots of real instruments. It was a disastrous turn for the worse.

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