Squarepusher produces another solid album without pushing any boundaries. The beats are as intricate as ever, whilst the melodies keep their charm.
This new record sees a heavy focus on collaborative production, exploring many sounds while seldom digging deeper into any one of them.
Furious metal rackets trade blows with soft, elegant jazz fusion and string arrangements, and the whole exchange is gorgeous and horrible at the same time.
This is a compact, highly rewarding record; 30 minutes of mesmerising electronica that is both pleasingly disorientating and emotionally stirring.
This isn't a game changer; instead a proud statement, delivered with finesse and flair by one of the true masters of IDM.
The album makes for hypnotic listening, bobbling along like a well-mannered German robot. All these years later it still sounds like the future.
The record listens like an all-night jam at an impossibly cool bohemian gettogether. It’s funky, relaxed, audacious, exhausting... but above all, it’s brilliant.