I’ve been meaning to post about Squarepusher for ages.
Tom Jenkinson dropped his latest album Ufabulum last year, along with a wild new live show. Consisting of an LED helmet and fantastic visuals that respond to sound, the experience created by the venerable Squarepusher really takes his music over the top. As if it weren’t explosive enough already!
Nowadays there are plug-ins and apps (such as iZotope’s Stutter or Glitchbreaks for iPhone & iPad) that can produce similar effects to the inimitable Squarepusher’s sound. And of course there are generative video programs as well. What makes Squarepusher special is not just his technical wizardry, but that he is a truly innovative Artist. He doesn’t use the fanciest new equipment to create his work. He painstakingly programs things from scratch, and culls otherworldly sounds from his bass rig that are utterly futuristic. Jenkinson is a sculptor of sound – a visionary, mad genius.
Squarepusher has a new EP entitled Enstrobia available.
Originally released exclusively with the vinyl or double CD versions of his 2012 album Ufabulum, this is the first time the tracks have been available as a standalone EP.
Squarepusher says – “The Ufabulum live show has been constantly developing over the last year of touring – including using parts of Enstrobia at specific events. Although not originally part of the project, these pieces seem very integrated with it now and have triggered a lot of interest from fans who hadn’t heard them before.”
He also has a remix contest
Download stems here: https://bleep.com/release/42392-squarepusher-squarepusher-remix-stems#description
Here are some great interviews and live clips:
Catch Squarepusher at one of his very limited live shows this month:
- 3/28 Bristol, Thekla Tickets/Info
- 3/29 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms Tickets/Info
- 3/30 London, The Roundhouse Tickets/Info