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  Squarepusher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Squarepusher, the performing pseudonym of Thomas Jenkinson, is an English electronic music artist (born in Chelmsford, Essex, and educated at King Edward VI Grammar School) signed to Warp Records.
Squarepusher sequenced his pre-2000 work on a Boss DR-660 drum machine, which wasn't designed to sequence entire songs.
Squarepusher holds the belief that the machines used to make music hold just as much influence on the users as the users do themselves, and that humans do not control these machines independently; we hold the same mutual creative capacity as they.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Squarepusher   (907 words)

  
 Disquiet: interviews: Squarepusher
Squarepusher, born Tom Jenkinson, has long distinguished himself as one of Britain's leading pop avant-gardists.
Squarepusher: No, no. I'm never comfortable with the term "ambient." The word ambient is coined by Brian Eno, wasn't it, for music that doesn't actually require any attention — more, it merely complements the atmosphere in the room or something like that.
Squarepusher: [Laughs] I suppose, I'd say, in sort of fairly simplistic terms, I think music is taking over some roles of living in reality.
www.disquiet.com /squarepusher.html   (2462 words)

  
 Squarepusher 23/11/05 - LeftLion Nottingham Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Squarepusher’s sounds of drum and bass blended with experimental electronica and noise are the workings of a pioneer.
Squarepusher, describing himself as a “musician, about live gigs not recordings,” moved beyond the sequencer, tidying up with heavyweight bass guitar improvisations.
Squarepusher demonstrates how to yo-yo with precision: harmony, structure and rhythm, as his playing reached new territory of textures like acid rain on a spaceship’s roof.
www.leftlion.co.uk /articles.cfm/id/982   (758 words)

  
 BBC - Experimental Review - Squarepusher, Go Plastic
I hadn't heard of squarepusher before and with other bands like primus slowly running down it was good to know that there is still a place for intense bass line driven music sorry to upset you d+b purists.
But I don't think that squarepusher managed to create the same funkyness and melow attitude as on Hard Normal Daddy which is, in my opinion, his best album and one of the best albums ever to come out.
Go Plastic and (several of squarepusher's former albums) is another Headf***ing stuff constructed in a heavy and choky(?) way while Hard Normal Daddy is to my mind the definition of "not too few not too much", fluid and brainblasting journey.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/experimental/reviews/squarepusher_go.shtml   (2666 words)

  
 Squarepusher - Ultravisitor : album review
That Ultravisitor is a continuation of Tom 'Squarepusher' Jenkinson's dedication to the art of the drum and bass, both in its 'live' and sequenced varieties, should come as no surprise.
That Squarepusher's next UK tour will seem him sharing billing with the London Sinfonietta, may surprise some, but it is also an indication of the new-classical textures that fill out almost 80-minutes of Jenkinson's first extended collection of 'new' material since 2001.
Squarepusher is an artist that eschews ornamentation and direction, and even at the height of Ultravisitor's cross-play of noise and melody, there is a starkness of form that persists throughout.
www.musicomh.com /albums2/squarepusher-2.htm   (672 words)

  
 The History of Rock Music. Squarepusher: biography, discography, reviews, links
Sheffield dj Tom Jenkinson, who goes by the nom de guerre Squarepusher, is arguably the foremost drum'n'bass artist.
Remnants of meloy surface from the breezy Squarepusher Theme, from the intense spacetime geometry of Theme From Enrnest Borgnine, from the psychedelic vortex of Tundra, and from the ambient lattice of Goodnight Jade.
Squarepusher is disappointingly tedious and predictable on the following EPs: Maximum Priest (Warp, 1999), whose only attraction is a moody ambient piece, Our Underwater Torch; and I Am Carnal (Lo, 1999) a collaboration with Richard Thomas.
www.scaruffi.com /vol6/squarepu.html   (1280 words)

  
 Squarepusher: Ultravisitor - PopMatters Music Review
He is an old man, by now, having released as many albums and EP's and singles in those strange, furious years of the late '90s and early '00s as many artists do in a lifetime.
The only solution is that he had to totally reinvigorate everything about Squarepusher; that he had to smash it all and start from scratch.
The opening title track is simply amazing, pulling every element of Squarepusher 2.0 together and pressing it across the speakers and into your ears like a fine, glittery paste.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/s/squarepusher-ultravisitor2.shtml   (883 words)

  
 Splendid E-zine reviews: Squarepusher
Those of you who have had the pleasure of listening to a Squarepusher album know exactly what an unpredictable son-of-a-bitch he can be.
It is this tireless pursuit of individuality that has endeared Tom Jenkinson, the man behind the Squarepusher mask, to critics and beat-heads across the globe.
Rather than concentrating on mellifluous tones and languid beats, Jenkinson is now on a seek-and-destroy mission to drill his twisted musical vision into your brain.
www.splendidezine.com /reviews/jul-9-01/squarepusher.html   (347 words)

  
 Squarepusher: Ultravisitor: Pitchfork Record Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
But at the end of the day, for Squarepusher and every other musical idiot savant, the power of people (and their ears) reigns supreme.
This album, however, is too long; there are scattered moments that seem redundant in the face of Jenkinson's own catalog, if not that of new-schoolers like Prefuse 73 or Hrvatski; his improvisations tend to meander, and seem more the work of someone much more in love with himself than his audience.
The album isn't a drastic stylistic shift-- though the warped noise-hop of "50 Cycles" suggests Squarepusher might be trying to create a new genre-- but rather, an almost perfectly realized example of how to pull off beat-driven instrumental electronic music without seeming either too abstract, or too hopelessly lost in 1997.
pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/s/squarepusher/ultravisitor.shtml   (1060 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Ultravisitor: Music: Squarepusher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Squarepusher -- Tom Jenkinson -- stares serenely from the cover of "Ultravisitor," as if he's examining whoever is considering buying it.
Squarepusher sounds more polished and sure of himself in this release, as if he has a good grip on what he can do best.
Squarepusher stretches his boundaries in "Ultravisitor," a more mature album that displays all his musical talents.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0001E70BM?v=glance   (1687 words)

  
 squarepusher
Following the deep and free excursions of Music is a Rotted One Note and Buddakahn Mindphone, this LP finds a return  to the junglist mayhem that solidified Squarepusher’s allure with the release of his debut LP for Rephlex almost 5 years ago.
The ones you’ll all be clamouring to grab this twelve for are the mashed up mac-talk edits of Cylob’s “Rewind” decimated to f*ck by a Squarepusher special, and Amon Tobin’s fortified breaks given a jab of dark adrenaline in fine mental style.
With the benefit of hindsight we can perhaps say that Squarepusher's output seems to work at it's best when it's given a sharp dose of adrenaline and allowed to jack.
www.boomkat.com /artist.cfm?a=4992   (706 words)

  
 RADIO.BLOG.CLUB - Squarepusher
Squarepusher - Big Loada - 01 - A Journey to Reedham (7am mix)
Aphex Twin and Squarepusher - Freeman hardy and willis acid
This work is licensed under a contrat Creative Commons.
www.radioblogclub.com /search/0/squarepusher   (85 words)

  
 Squarepusher - Ultravisitor - full album listening party
Even the legion of dedicated Squarepusher fans, not to mention the uninitiated, will be bowled over by the powerful shift in melodic development, Squarepusher's mastery of dynamics the way the album transports the listener to a whole new dimension.
Squarepusher will feature as part of a Contemporary Music Network live tour in March together with the London Sinfonietta, with whom he has been collaborating in an historic meeting of traditional and contemporary musical ideas.
Squarepusher then heads to US in April for his own shows.
www.contactmusic.com /new/home.nsf/webpages/squarepusherx19x02x04   (745 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Go Plastic: Music: Squarepusher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
However, this is not a complete return to previous Squarepusher styles; but then I guess it doesn't have to be, since we'd eventually get bored if he made rehashes of Hard Normal Daddy every time he released a new album.
Squarepusher often utilizes effects and modulates the sounds he uses as much as the notes themselves as an output for his musical genious (with just as much spontenaity, intelligence, and creativity), taking his art to the next level.
If you like Squarepusher for his jungle-jazz side, this is the epitome of his greatest work - the fusion of his earlier head-nodding hardcore and drum-n-bass with his later adventures in spaced-out-acid-jazz and avant-garde synthesizerings.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005K9ZD?v=glance   (2128 words)

  
 URN Music / Squarepusher @ Stealth 13/11/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Squarepusher looks like a reclusive geography teacher and hides behind stacks of amps and laptops whilst uttering only three sentences during his entire performance.
It is however the case that he cannot feed our ears by bass alone, there is a bank of laptops and a frankly crazy amount of effects pedals involved in his show.
Squarepusher gives only enough of himself to keep people wanting more, whilst playing completely by his own rules.
urn1350.net /article/574   (903 words)

  
 Feed Me Weird Things by Squarepusher CD
While DJs were busy squabbling over the distinction between "intelligent" drum-and-bass and "stupid" floor-fodder, 21-year-old Tom Jenkinson dropped "Squarepusher Theme" and bombed all other practitioners of the breakbeat science back to the Stone Age.
This virtually unknown Cornwall resident had rewritten the rulebook for both the "drum" and "bass" factors of the popular dancehall equation.
Squarepusher is freakishly inventive--by turns moody ("Tundra," "Goodnight Jade," "U.F.O.s Over Leytonstone"), manic ("North Circular," "The Swifty," "Windscale 2"), mad as a March hare ("Dimotane Co," the laugh-out-loud funny "Smedley's Melody," "Future Gibbon"), and flat-out brilliant ("Kodack").
cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1155784/a/Feed+Me+Weird+Things.htm   (335 words)

  
 Squarepusher MP3 Downloads - Squarepusher Music Downloads - Squarepusher Music Videos
Tom "Squarepusher" Jenkinson makes manic, schizoid experimental drum'n'bass with a heavy progressive jazz influence and a lean toward pushing the clichés of the genre out the proverbial window.
Rising from near-total obscurity to drum'n'bass cause célèbre in the space of a couple of months, Jenkinson released only a pair of EPs and a DJ Food remix for the latter's Refried Food series before securing EP and LP release plans with three different labels.
Go Plastic appeared in summer 2001, featuring the closest thing to a hit Squarepusher had ever seen, with the single "My Red Hot Car." Subsequent releases such as 2003's Do You Know Squarepusher and 2004's Ultravisitor found him refining his fusion of composition, programming, and musicianship.
www.mp3.com /squarepusher/artists/141208/biography.html   (433 words)

  
 Squarepusher interview
After upping the ante as high as it would go, Squarepusher then took a shocking detour with his latest CD Music Is Rotted One Note.
Where before you heard echos of fusion in his melodies, here he abandoned all the fancy technology to make himself a one-man band that was ready to back up Miles (if he was still around).
This left everyone wondering if Squarepusher was giving up the music that helped him make his mark.
www.furious.com /perfect/squarepusher.html   (2575 words)

  
 BBC - Dance Review - Squarepusher, Ultravisitor
Previous 'pusher albums have been decorated with geometric patterns and abstract shapes, highlighting the anonymous aspect of the bedroom auteur who works in the shadows and lets us know him only through the music.
He has been careful to ensure he continues to challenge and alienate, but one can't help be thankful that he has started to find his human heart.
if you liked early squarepusher and where intrigued by the latter material then this album is a brilliant starting point for an introduction to jazz fusion.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/dance/reviews/squarepusher_ultravisitor.shtml   (1527 words)

  
 Squarepusher - Do You Know Squarepusher : album review
Not so much an album as a statement of intent, a blueprint for aspiring bedroom producers to copy and ultimately fall short of, 'Do You Know Squarepusher' could be Tom Jenkinson's bloody sonic manifesto, a challenge to his critics to put up or shut up.
It was always going to be difficult to follow that opening assault, but he makes a pretty good stab of it.
The CD version of the album comes packaged with a bonus live CD recorded in Japan last year, and while it sounds like it was recorded in a barn, it'll be a must-have for any fan.
www.musicomh.com /albums/squarepusher.htm   (639 words)

  
 nialler9 - Music Blog » Blog Archive » Squarepusher Breezeblock
An oldie but a goodie, this set is two years old this week, but still sounds as fresh as ever.
Squarepusher’s use of breaks and bleeps in conjunction with some atmospheric synth lines make this one of my favourite 25 minutes of music.
When the beats stop, (which they do frequently), they are built back up again with squelching crescendoes only to be ripped apart with some stunning use of percussion and breaks (particularly at 16 minutes 18 seconds after the voice sample).
www.nialler9.com /blog?p=30   (478 words)

  
 * Dusted Reviews - Squarepusher *
The short running time actually aids the disc by disallowing the inclusion of the sonic-wankery that often clouds Squarepusher’s releases.
A seizure-inducing, three-minute BPM blur, the track sets the stage for the epic album centerpiece “Mutilation Colony.” Cut-up organ, beats rising and crackling to silence — “Colony” is alternately beautiful and maddening, the summation of Squarepusher himself.
Less than live up to the heights of albums such as ’98s fusion masterpiece Music is Rotted One Note, this latest release shows the modern Squarepusher as a schizophrenic, angry beat-freak fighting to avoid classification with a stream of multi-directional sonic adventures.
www.dustedmagazine.com /reviews/387   (493 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/bigloada
well, you better be the real squarepusher or i'll be well upset.
I received an email from Warp Records promoting the new Squarepusher album and single, yet there is nothing posted here.
squarepusher has raised me thru my teenage years and one day i will put your music up against my wifes pregnant belly
www.myspace.com /bigloada   (467 words)

  
 SECTION 3 - squarepusher "come on my selector"
This video is more like a short film...and it's better than most full-length features Hollywood tries to get us to watch year-round.
Like many techno/electronica artists nowadays, Squarepusher is just one man: Tom Jenkinson.
OK, here's the story: All the talking is spoken in English, but overdubbed in Japanese (I think), but there are English subtitles at the bottom of the screen.
www.section3.com /video/sqpush_select.shtml   (245 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Ultravisitor [Import]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Richard D James once said that the Squarepusher is someone who wonders what the holes of a flute sound like without the flute.
The album, ‘Ultravisitor’; is not typical Squarepusher, but then again, there has never been a typical Squarepusher record.
The album is superb, and any Squarepusher fan who understands IDM and sound, will absolutely love this album after about 20 listens, as it takes time to understand what’s going on as Squarepusher has taken you to another level of music and sound.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001E70BM   (1645 words)

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