Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Feed Me Weird Things
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
With 12 tracks of lunacy, mayhem, and sheer beauty, Tom Jenkinson's 1996 debut as Squarepusher remains one of the few must-have records of the electronica revolution. Though Jenkinson builds his tracks around his remarkabl... more »
With 12 tracks of lunacy, mayhem, and sheer beauty, Tom Jenkinson's 1996 debut as Squarepusher remains one of the few must-have records of the electronica revolution. Though Jenkinson builds his tracks around his remarkable fusion-inspired fretless bass playing, the album initially sounds like a study in maniacally intricate drum solos and patterns, themselves built from a few Roland drum machines. But closer listening reveals a keen intellect at work. Jenkinson has no interest in either the repetitive drum patterns most junglists prefer or their vapid soundscapes. Instead his songs douse you in rhythm and melody. The acoustic Brazilian guitar of 'Squarepusher Theme' is soon devoured by a steaming, staccato drum groove, the track ultimately resolving itself as a kind of 21st-century Latin jazz epic. 'Tundra' recalls a battery of mad insects destroying a caterpillar; 'UFOs over Leytonstone' creates a slow death rumba; 'Kodack' revels in glistening beats and streamlined and manic synths, a sign of Squarepusher to come. 'Goodnight Jade' is the album's most unusual track, a lush, ambient drone of lovely bass harmonics and a mouselike melody, showing Jenkinson to be a composer of surprising weight and depth. Squarepusher would make records harder, more intense, and more spectacular, but none more musical than Feed Me Weird Things. Rephlex. 2005.
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N. Hofseth | 06/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Between his somewhat dancy beats and his hardcore jazz breakdowns this has got to one of the best cd's that i have ever heard. This cd, if you read on the back, was soley responsible for the Richard D. James Album. Aphext Twin gave all the credit to Tom Jenkinson and then latter, Aphex Twin got all the credit for IDM. (...) I don't think anyone could touch Tom's style. Allot of people have recreated what Aphex Twin has done. Tom Jenkinson is by far the best bass player of my generation (and thats with Les Claypool taken into consideration). Buy this cd for yourself, your grandmother, your mailman. Everyone should have it."
Miles davis changed jazz once, squarepusher did it twice
N. Hofseth | 07/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"what miles davis was trying to do 30 years ago, squarepusher finally did. Squarepusher changed the way we look at jazz and at music in general. If you want to buy a cd for historical purposes buy Burning 'n' tree. If you want a cd that will change your life buy feed me weird things. You will not know what hit you."