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coolguy
02-23-2012, 10:33 AM
Soooooo new Squarepusher album, titled Ufabulum (http://warp.net/records/squarepusher/announces-ufabulum/), is coming out in May, which is sweet. But also he has announced a tour as well, which by the looks of things will be pretty sweet as well.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYDlsy8eJmc

Jinsai
02-23-2012, 11:51 AM
was just about to create a topic for this. Glad to see him getting back to form. That Daft-Punkish side project wasn't doing it for me, and the previous Squarepusher album just had too much bass wank. I mean, I love hearing a virtuoso rock out, and it's awesome when he goes off live, but that album was so boring. I'm ready for something heavier and more synthetic... and given that he's described this album as "very electronic... very aggressive" my hopes are up. The preview clip is definitely promising. Love the analog bass squiggles.

And it would be good to see him play some shows in the US again. It's been a LONG time. Then again, last time I saw him perform, his strobe light show was almost too much for me.

coolguy
02-23-2012, 01:46 PM
I personally haven't listened to much Squarepusher since Hello Everything, and that was, at times, too jazzy for me. I liked the earlier stuff like Big Loada and Hard Normal Daddy. I hope you are right about the return to form.

Jinsai
02-23-2012, 03:20 PM
I personally haven't listened to much Squarepusher since Hello Everything, and that was, at times, too jazzy for me. I liked the earlier stuff like Big Loada and Hard Normal Daddy. I hope you are right about the return to form.

That teaser clip alone is better than anything from the last two albums he's put out. Hopes are high.

konstantin
02-23-2012, 04:04 PM
that last album was horrid. did anyone think of Skrillex while watching that preview clip?! i know this guy has been doing his own thing long before Skrillex was even allowed to hang out at the mall

sadpanda
02-23-2012, 06:23 PM
that last album was horrid. did anyone think of Skrillex while watching that preview clip?! i know this guy has been doing his own thing long before Skrillex was even allowed to hang out at the mall

some of us were listening to electronic music before 2010

neorev
02-23-2012, 07:04 PM
This preview excites for the new album! Going back to gltchy syntheticness
His last album had its moments, but wasnt spectacular
Ultravisitor was probably his last good one

And Skrillex didnt even cross my mind....
As soon as anyone hears glitchy bass and a half time beat, they shout Skrillex rip off... Come on already

Jinsai
02-23-2012, 08:58 PM
As soon as anyone hears glitchy bass and a half time beat, they shout Skrillex rip off... Come on already

Which isn't exactly a Skrillex invention, I might add. Also, the bass tone in that clip is more 303 than wobbly distorted formant bass anyway.

And I agree that Ultravisitor was his last really good album. Hello Everything had its moments (the modern bass guitar especially), but it was a little dull on the whole. I like to pretend that the stuff that came out after that doesn't exist.

neorev
02-24-2012, 12:48 AM
Which isn't exactly a Skrillex invention, I might add. Also, the bass tone in that clip is more 303 than wobbly distorted formant bass anyway.

Exactly! Which makes it even more annoying when people say it.

konstantin
02-24-2012, 09:00 AM
LOL. re:Skrillex, i was actually just talking about the visuals responding to the sound. but Squarepusher has been doing this for quite a while. that's all i was saying. saw the guy a few years ago and i agree that the non-stop strobe lights were an overkill. he also totally ignored what album he just released (which wasn't very good) and turned the set into a non-stop speedy d'n'b assault.

Autechre did a similar thing (ignored the album they just released) and just played a super heavy on the bass set. actually that Autechre was one my all time favorite shows. all lights were off, you can only see tiny LED lights coming from the equipment, and OMG the BASS!! the audience primarily consisted of introverted single dudes.

neorev
02-24-2012, 03:41 PM
Well, Skrillex stole the crazy projected visuals from Amon Tobin...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4tz8Mlz8bU

Amon did it better though :P

sadpanda
02-24-2012, 06:03 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/4/45/20110714211709!DiffusionOfInnovation.png

botley
03-27-2012, 08:46 AM
Just preordered the "LP-T" (ie. digital album in FLAC plus wicked glow-in-the-dark T-shirt) from bleep.com — excited!!

botley
04-12-2012, 04:07 PM
Difference between the Fucking Daddy and those other guys is that Squarepusher designs and programs his visuals all by himself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYDlsy8eJmc

Ax Mr. L
04-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Dark Steering:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvLAKrVbCBM
Pre-ordered the cd+ep a while ago. Really looking forward to hearing the full album.

coolguy
04-13-2012, 04:56 AM
I had to link it again, from a non-youtube site. It's blocked on youtube for me, dunno about everyone else...

But... holy shit that song/video is sweet. I loved how aggressive it is, but also having that subtle gentle touch that got me into Squarepusher to begin with. This sounds really promising. I still couldn't help to think, after the last couple albums, a frettless bass would valmorphanize out of thin air and a dorky bass solo would ensue, luckily that wasn't the case. New/old sound all the way!
If the handful of live shows implement LCD effects like this video, then I will definitly be seeing him in Paris. Man, I need to recheck the dates.

Oh yeah, click the HD button!


http://vimeo.com/40161059

Ax Mr. L
04-28-2012, 07:33 AM
Drax 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KX3Sb6-WIY&feature=player_embedded

This track sounds really good, I think Ufabulum will be much better than the last couple albums. Also, the album has leaked, but I think I'm going to wait for the CD to arrive.

Beta
04-28-2012, 04:37 PM
drip drip...

Jinsai
04-28-2012, 04:46 PM
This track sounds really good, I think Ufabulum will be much better than the last couple albums. Also, the album has leaked, but I think I'm going to wait for the CD to arrive.

Yeah, the new songs are great, but to be honest I was really disappointed with the last couple Squarepusher albums, and I really didn't like that Shobaleader project. This is a step in the right direction for sure though

Ax Mr. L
04-29-2012, 05:10 AM
Yeah, the new songs are great, but to be honest I was really disappointed with the last couple Squarepusher albums, and I really didn't like that Shobaleader project. This is a step in the right direction for sure though

I think that the Shobaleader is not that bad, there are at least couple tracks I really enjoy, but yeah overall it was bit of a let down. The last albums I really enjoyed are Hello Everything and Ultravisitor.

exilajei
05-17-2012, 10:09 PM
So Ufabulum came out a few days ago. What do you guys think of it?

I'm pretty disappointed to be honest.

botley
05-17-2012, 10:17 PM
I've only had the chance to hear it once, but I love what I heard... and the T-shirt it came with rules! Glow-in-the-dark arrowhead logo FTW!

ziltoid
03-16-2014, 08:56 PM
On 13th February 2014, a new EP entitled 'Music For Robots (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_For_Robots)' was announced, a collaborative project composed by Tom Jenkinson and performed by the three robots that comprise the Z-Machines.[4] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squarepusher#cite_note-4) Tom first started working with the team of Japanese robotocists behind the Z-Machines in 2013, who had commissioned him to write music for robots that were capable of playing beyond the capabilities of the most advanced musicians.[5] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squarepusher#cite_note-5) Following the success of the first piece of music, entitled 'Sad Robot Goes Funny, Tom went on to compose four more pieces for the robots which comprise the upcoming EP 'Music For Robots' due to be released on 7th April (8th in North America) 2014.[6] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squarepusher#cite_note-6)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkUq4sO4LQM

I gotta say its really interesting to see where this is going. I hope its just as good as his last album.

elevenism
03-17-2014, 03:04 AM
Weeeeeee caaaaaaame toooop doooown!

Maximilian
03-17-2015, 12:53 PM
New stuff!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-usL_kRXm6s

Ax Mr. L
03-18-2015, 07:50 PM
Sounds great! Although, The melody reminds me of Cure's Just Like Heaven.

pulse
03-19-2015, 06:08 AM
Sounds great! Although, The melody reminds me of Cure's Just Like Heaven.

That is a dead ringer. I immediately thought of "Just Like Heaven" during that chord progression. I knew others would notice. It doesn't sound intentional, but it's clearly there.

xolotl
04-21-2015, 10:51 AM
I'm definitely digging Damogen Furies. I'm hoping that we'll eventually get some kind of tour of how he's set up System 4.0 - apparently each track on the album was performed "live," without any editing. I'm always interested in finding out what that actually means from a UI perspective. There's a lot going on in there. But yeah, quite enjoyable.

I'd heard it described as being a close kin to Ufabulum, which I don't really agree with after a few listens. Ufabulum sounds precisely programmed to within an inch of its life, whereas this does have a feel of a human's hand at a control panel somewhere. (Or at least that's what I've been telling myself. I wonder if I'd think the same if I hadn't heard about the System 4.0 thing.) I'd also heard Damogen Furies described as being super harsh/violent/whatever, which I also don't really agree with. At least, it's no more harsh than plenty of past songs, etc.

Anyway, always nice to have more Squarepusher...

thefragile_jake
04-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Yeah, this new album is great. Melodic, abstract and addictive.

neorev
04-21-2015, 01:04 PM
i saw him live over the past weekend at Webster Hall in NYC and it was awesome!
Here is some of footage of new tracks...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV5m_vSUOFg

neorev
04-21-2015, 01:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od04AZsS-8w

Camille
04-27-2015, 06:43 AM
http://www.factmag.com/2015/04/27/fact-mix-493-squarepusher/

botley
04-27-2015, 12:32 PM
^ Amazing. The new album is tits!

Rdm
04-28-2015, 04:02 AM
^ Amazing. The new album is tits!

Shit , is it really ? I kinda have given up on him . I need to hear this

neorev
04-28-2015, 08:01 AM
New album is great!
Definitely one of the best things he's done in a while.

botley
05-13-2015, 04:09 PM
Fully interactive YouTube 360 immersive user-controlled music video (open in Android YouTube app to control with your phone's accelerometer, or use WASD keyboard buttons on Google Chrome, or the keypad in upper left corner with your mouse).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Olt-ZtV_CE

botley
12-07-2016, 11:18 PM
LA... Echoplex... are you fucking kidding me?? (https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1318383?utm_medium=bks)

ninsp
12-17-2016, 10:12 AM
Bout to go see Aphex tonight and Squarepusher tomorrow. So pumped.

elevenism
12-17-2016, 02:03 PM
Bout to go see Aphex tonight and Squarepusher tomorrow. So pumped.
Where?

God DAMNIT i miss the fucking metroplex. I am stranded 90 miles north of amarillo probably forever.

ninsp
12-17-2016, 03:30 PM
Where?

God DAMNIT i miss the fucking metroplex. I am stranded 90 miles north of amarillo probably forever.

Actually houston.

www.dayfornight.io

It's an amazing mix of art and music. They really are trying to make this the next big worldwide music fest. Saw some incredible acts last year, from Kendrick to Psychic TV.

Toadflax
01-11-2017, 01:10 PM
Does anyone know the history between Squarepusher and Nothing Records? Is it just simply that Nothing put out some of Warp's releases in America, and Reznor and Jenkinson never had any kind of relationship? I'm curious about the Nothing artists that weren't directly involved with Trent the way Manson, Prick, etc. were and how the collaborations came about. Same question with Autechre if anyone knows.

botley
01-11-2017, 01:20 PM
Does anyone know the history between Squarepusher and Nothing Records? Is it just simply that Nothing put out some of Warp's releases in America, and Reznor and Jenkinson never had any kind of relationship? I'm curious about the Nothing artists that weren't directly involved with Trent the way Manson, Prick, etc. were and how the collaborations came about. Same question with Autechre if anyone knows.
Yep, purely a licensing deal from what I understand.

botley
01-19-2017, 05:56 PM
Tom's band Shobaleader One is putting out an album (called 'Elektrac') of Squarepusher classics, re-recorded with live instruments on their tour last year... AND IT SOUNDS AMAZING


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXtQDsf4gJA

clarktrent
01-19-2017, 07:20 PM
Funny how they just now put out a track when just yesterday I was looking to see if there was any new info... Awesome rework, can't wait for the record!

EDIT: Also, is the album art supposed to be a joke?

EDIT2: From WATMM,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SYnq-fR7iw

Well, this new Shobaleader track is ruined now.

elevenism
01-19-2017, 08:10 PM
Tom's band Shobaleader One is putting out an album (called 'Elektrac') of Squarepusher classics, re-recorded with live instruments on their tour last year... AND IT SOUNDS AMAZING


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXtQDsf4gJA
That is pretty fucking groovy!

Jesus, now wait. Are those drums REALLY all real? that's insane.

elevenism
01-19-2017, 08:12 PM
sorry for double post but ninsp i saw a bit of aphex twin in H town on youtube.

How was it, the being there experience? And how was Squarepusher? My brother once either nearly walked out on Squarepusher or DID walk out because it gave him The Fear, lol.

xolotl
01-20-2017, 03:28 PM
Tom's band Shobaleader One is putting out an album (called 'Elektrac') of Squarepusher classics, re-recorded with live instruments on their tour last year... AND IT SOUNDS AMAZING
There aren't enough thumbs-up on the internet. This is wicked as hell.

ziltoid
03-10-2017, 03:53 PM
Shobaleader One - Elektrac has been released today!
I just purchased it off of iTunes.
It sounds so fucking phenomenal.

ziltoid
03-22-2017, 08:57 AM
A new Live Stream will debut tomorrow with Shobaleader One playing some classic Squarepusher songs.
https://boilerroom.tv/session/shobaleader-one/

Jon
03-22-2017, 09:50 AM
A new Live Stream will debut tomorrow with Shobaleader One playing some classic Squarepusher songs.
https://boilerroom.tv/session/shobaleader-one/

The show/stream is only 15 minutes? :(

ziltoid
03-22-2017, 10:04 AM
The show/stream is only 15 minutes? :(
Damn, you are right, I didn't notice that :(.
I hope the material that they play is different from Elektrac so I can rip it and make an extended version of the album.

ziltoid
03-23-2017, 10:00 AM
Here's the recording of Shobaleader One at the Boiler Room. It sounds just as fantastic as Elektrac.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=hXs-RnM29Pc

pulse
04-03-2017, 02:27 PM
Hot damn, these guys are insane live. I've been playing the shit out of Elektrac.
The drummer is just perfect for Jenkinson.

Correction: The drummer is perfect, period.

ziltoid
04-05-2017, 02:16 PM
Fucking lush!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsJXsFSs8wU

Maximilian
04-06-2017, 12:38 AM
Excellent version. Still waiting on my copy from Amazon, I can tell it's going to be fantastic.