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well, I'm certainly not trying to imply that they *sound* alike, just their mindsets seem similar to me.

been listening to the early stuff lately, particularly Feed Me Weird Things - is it just me or does he artifically speed up his bass playing here? Some good stuff on the album but it's all pushed to the mid-level; not much of a low-end, which is a killer.

That's a pretty funky dance, Garfield. Show me how you do it. (frogbs), Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:34 (four years ago) Permalink

aw boo no one like burning'n'tree other than me i guess

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:46 (four years ago) Permalink

i mean yes i know it is a comp + new stuff but w/e i like it

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:47 (four years ago) Permalink

plus i never would have gotten my hands on those singles anyway.

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:48 (four years ago) Permalink

is it just me or does he artifically speed up his bass playing here?

probably, a lot of his acoustic drums sound sped up to me.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:55 (four years ago) Permalink

that too - either his chops just improved to the point where he could actually play the way he sounds on record or he learned a better way to pull this off. because on Feed Me it literally just sounds like the tape is sped up.

That's a pretty funky dance, Garfield. Show me how you do it. (frogbs), Thursday, 3 May 2012 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

there are great moments on the new one, though the tracks frequently build to the point of excess, w/showy displays of editing prowess/haste. First half of DRAX 2 (on youtube) is pretty nice. wish he built tracks more spare, or exercised more restraint on this. welcome release though

Lowell N. Behold'n, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:16 (four years ago) Permalink

There are at least four killer tracks on this (4001, Unreal Square, Drax 2, Dark Steering), and the rest are listenable and may grow on me. Pretty good hit rate for a Squarepusher album.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 17 May 2012 13:49 (four years ago) Permalink

basically agreed with most of what he's saying but I find it a little hard to believe he wants us to take everything he's done so seriously

frogbs, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:29 (four years ago) Permalink

just listened to Music is One Rotted Note for the first time in years. I remember not liking it much before - expected something more like Hard Normal Daddy - but holy cow this album is brilliant. It's amazing how good he can be when he just tries to sit down and play instead of seeing how fast he can loop an Amen break. Naturally, he didn't make another album like it.

frogbs, Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:43 (four years ago) Permalink

I remember the reaction when it came out, "now he's gone too far" etc.

hot slag (lukas), Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:44 (four years ago) Permalink

I listened to it twice and found it really boring, but I don't really like free form jazz.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:38 (four years ago) Permalink

I dunno, give it more of a chance. It's really great.

frogbs, Friday, 25 May 2012 15:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Music is Rotted... has been my favourite for *years*. Thanks to this thread though getting into other stuff.

Philsatawny Punx (S-), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 06:39 (four years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

I dunno if this was posted elsewhere but whoa


flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 24 March 2013 20:07 (four years ago) Permalink


flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 24 March 2013 20:09 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Just stumbled upon a cool cover of "Journey to Reedham" by a Montreal jazz trio:

jaymc, Sunday, 8 March 2015 20:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Awesome. Thanks.

Squarepusher is underrated in 2015.

Allen (etaeoe), Sunday, 8 March 2015 20:40 (two years ago) Permalink

New album soon

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Monday, 9 March 2015 02:34 (two years ago) Permalink

oh hey, new single is actually really good. i could see it going over with EDM kids but it's not pandering at all.

lil urbane (Jordan), Friday, 20 March 2015 14:06 (two years ago) Permalink

wondering if he reads his youtube comments, and has since become familiar w/The Cure

Dominique, Friday, 20 March 2015 14:35 (two years ago) Permalink


lil urbane (Jordan), Friday, 20 March 2015 19:01 (two years ago) Permalink

The main descending synth line is heavily reminiscent of "Inbetween Days"

DJP, Friday, 20 March 2015 19:39 (two years ago) Permalink

er I meant "Just Like Heaven" oops

Cure card revoked

DJP, Friday, 20 March 2015 19:41 (two years ago) Permalink

If I go see him play live is it just gonna be him hitting play and then noodling on a bass

the most painstaking, humorless people in the world (lukas), Saturday, 21 March 2015 18:22 (two years ago) Permalink

there's a rad light show apparently

oochie wally (clean version) (sic), Saturday, 21 March 2015 22:41 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

i have always been super-into "my sound"

jaymc, Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:46 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah that one's excellent. squarepusher rarely does the chilled/pretty jazz thing but it's something he's really great at.

but then again, who really cares? I don’t. (dog latin), Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:58 (one year ago) Permalink

new one seems super maximal and overdriven, with barely a deep breath in sight

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 16 April 2015 22:48 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm enjoying the new one. Very much continuing in a similar vein to the last one, unusually for him.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Monday, 27 April 2015 15:26 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Just saw him with Shobaleader One in SF. Was expecting all Shobaleader songs with Tommy J going off and maybe a Squarepusher track as fan service, but instead it was an all Squarepusher cover set with them playing classics from almost every album from 1996-2007. I think they finally dropped a Shobaleader song for the encore. If you get a chance, check this show out! Some tracks I recall hearing:

Cooper's World - Hard Normal Daddy (opened the show)
Squarepusher Theme - Feed Me Weird Things
Iambic 5 Poetry - Budakhan Mindphone
Don't Go Plastic - Music Is Rotted One Note
A Journey To Reedham (7am mix) - Big Loada
Tetrasync - Ultravisitor
Hello Meow - Hello Everything

Of all the times I've seen him live (this was the 5th now) this had to be the most satisfying from a fan service perspective. And the drummer was NUTS. Incredible. RDJ in Houston? Squarepusher jamming his classics with a full band? What a time to be alive.

octobeard, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 21:47 (three months ago) Permalink

that sounds absolutely awesome, and exactly the sort of thing I have been wishing him to do for like, a decade now. this vid confirms:

hopefully he releases a live disc, cuz damn

frogbs, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 21:51 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I decided to play Hard Normal Daddy after years of skipping over it in favor of other things and it is the best decision I've made in a long time.

(The caption: “fine dining.”) (DJP), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 20:17 (two months ago) Permalink

you gotta hear his live band play the tracks it's incredible

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 25 January 2017 20:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Dude seriously has one of the most detailed musician pages on Wikipedia I've ever seen:


Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 25 January 2017 20:27 (two months ago) Permalink

holy shit that video

(The caption: “fine dining.”) (DJP), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 20:29 (two months ago) Permalink

the Journey to Reedham video is insane as well


(The caption: “fine dining.”) (DJP), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 20:36 (two months ago) Permalink

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