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3.58 | 21 ratings | 1 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 Coopers World 5:09
2 Beep Street 6:37
3 Rustic Raver 5:08
4 Anirog D9 1:11
5 Chin Hippy 3:16
6 Papalon 8:10
7 E8 Boogie 8:13
8 Fat Controller 5:38
9 Vic Acid 3:07
10 Male Pill Part 13 8:38
11 Rat/P's And Q's 4:33
12 Rebus 2:47

Japanese releases bonuses:
13 Lone Raver (Live In Chelmsford Mix)
14 Fat Controller (G7000 Remix)

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Releases information

CD: Warp Records WARP 50CD UK) ,Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) SRCS 8260,Rough Trade Germany RTD 126.3268.2,

2 x LP: Warp Records WARP LP 50

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SQUAREPUSHER Hard Normal Daddy ratings distribution

(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
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Review by snobb
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3 stars Squarepusher's debut on Warp label is possibly his jazziest and strongest work till now. The music combines complex drum-programming with added relaxed fretless bass and quite melodic compositions. Even if common sound is influenced by acid-jazz, inside compositions' structure has many layers and is of improvisational nature.

With still existing drum'n'bass shadows, music is filled with exotic rhythms (with ultra- speed Tom Jenkinson's bass) and some gentle ambient and electronics touches. Differently from many pure-electronics projects, all album there is more listenable and not boring because of some live-improv nature.

This work is interesting as some experimental music on the border of jazz-fusion and progressive electronics, searching new horizons for jazz fusion development. Hardly acceptable for jazz purists, this album could be interesting for jazz-fusion experimentalists and progressive electronics open ears lovers as well.

P.S. Start your listening from "Papalon"

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