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Saturday, March 27, 2010



Digging out some old, long-unplayed vinyl for a bit of variety and just realised I haven't bought a new record by Squarepusher for about 5 or 6 years.

Have I missed anything?

7 Comments:

At 9:03 pm, Blogger Pete Um said...

My copy of Ultravisitor is up on Discogs. It's mint! Perhaps I should have mentioned that it was given to me by Felix out of Hot Chip. Maybe that would shift it.

I don't like the 'pusherman though, so don't ask me.

 
At 9:14 pm, Blogger JonR said...

there were some fun junglistic bits on Hello Everything. but you should stick with whatever records you've got and avoid the rest, they might irreversibly taint your enjoyment of the good ones. also a colleague knows some of Squarepusher's former housemates and reckons he's a cunt! you simply can't argue with that.

 
At 10:21 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

"Squarepusher's a cunt" - LOL! You read it first here lol.

Thanks, fellas.

"Ultravisitor" is sposed to be quite good; I seem to remember it getting good reviews and I toyed with buying it, then decided I'd had enough. I bought pretty much everything he did up to [not sure when/things get a bit hazy for various reasons]. Saw him live a couple times around (I think) '96, '97...really enjoyed it.

I just found and played a copy of the "Do You Know Squarepusher" EP (2002?) which I've no recollection of buying whatsoever - must've been when I was ill. Probably only played it once. Quite like the Concrete-y bits (him and APX went thru a sort of short Pseudo-Concrete phase) - tho not as good as some other Concrete-y things I was playing earlier this evening, but still. The trickier, hyper-edited Amen-ish stuff sorta reminded me why I finally gave up on all that stuff (besides the physical/mental exhaustion wh/ made it a bit difficult for me to enjoy much stuff for a while anyway)...

Gawd, it all seems like a lifetime ago.

 
At 2:09 am, Blogger Fritz Bogott said...

I actually like Squarepusher reasonably well, but it occurs to me to make a recording using a vinyl Jaco record, a suitcase record player, a mic, a ducker, a bin full of china dishes and a brick wall. Here's dusty-vinyl Jaco playing big thanatoid fretless slides: woo, woo, woom, woom, (dishes) CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, TINKLE (ducker fades Jaco back up) woom, woom, woo, woo...

 
At 10:34 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Actually, Fritz, you've just made a very strong and convincing case there for Squarepussher...

 
At 2:16 am, Blogger Fritz Bogott said...

Yes, absolutely! I LIKE Squarepusher, and I would quite like the performance I just described!

 
At 7:44 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Saw him play a couple times.

First time was pretty frantic, but fairly well-mannered: live bass-gtr was very prominent: Pastorius-like runs and slap-solos over Junglist hyperbreaks...I think he had a DAT and/or a sampler n FX, but lots of live bass.

Second time he played at lunchtime at a fest and apologised for having stayed up all night and getting mashed. He was completely bug-eyed on drugs and gurning: "I can't play me bass! Sorry!" he yelled, half-apologetic/half manically shrieking at the audience. He was completely fucked (!!!), so just played a bunch of unreleased tunes off of DAT and danced like a maniac loon to his own loops, etc. It was utterly brilliant and completely out-there: far better than any of his records. The audience (most of which had been up all night too) were completely stunned. People tried to dance, but kept falling over, etc. The rhythms kept changing pitch/tempo/etc. Pitched-down voices taunting the audience, etc. Wish I had a boot of that show.

 

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