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    Posted: February 08 2010 at 15:51
One of the newer additions to this site, I present:



I love this guy, I really do. Astonishing stuff.

Anyone who is turned on by this music quickly say "AYE".

And discuss
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2010 at 15:58
One helluva musician.
I'd like to know which instruments other than bass and drums he plays in his compositions.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2010 at 16:19
It's good but I couldn't listen to the entire album if all tracks were in the same vein. Sounds like a dub version of weather report crossed with gamalon or uzeb.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2010 at 16:21
Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

It's good but I couldn't listen to the entire album if all tracks were in the same vein.


I'd have to agree.
Great for passing study time though.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2010 at 16:26
Squarepusher is absolutely fantastic.

I love the 4 or so albums I have; I need some more.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2010 at 17:27
Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Squarepusher is absolutely fantastic.

I love the 4 or so albums I have; I need some more.


Which albums do you own?

And at lucas: Squarepusher is one of those rare artists that has a unique characteristic in almost every song. Magical really, I'd recommend listening to a whole album. Your oppinion may change
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2010 at 17:28
AYE I love Squarepusher. Isn't he usually classified as breakcore? At least on some albums? I don't remember( or particularly care).

His music lends itself well to music videos.


Interesting.

On a side note, has Venetian Snares ever been suggested?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2010 at 14:37
Never given Squarepusher a go, but I've always enjoyed what I've heard on the radio and suchlike. Hello Everything and Just a Souvenir are on Spotify. Which should I go for?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2010 at 15:11
The first YouTube sample is classic prog, the second is modern tehno. Which path should I follow? LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2010 at 15:13
Originally posted by Trouserpress Trouserpress wrote:

Never given Squarepusher a go, but I've always enjoyed what I've heard on the radio and suchlike. Hello Everything and Just a Souvenir are on Spotify. Which should I go for?


I love Hello Everything. Try that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2010 at 15:14
Originally posted by The Pessimist The Pessimist wrote:

Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Squarepusher is absolutely fantastic.

I love the 4 or so albums I have; I need some more.


Which albums do you own?

And at lucas: Squarepusher is one of those rare artists that has a unique characteristic in almost every song. Magical really, I'd recommend listening to a whole album. Your oppinion may change


Hello Everything, Ultravisitor, Hard Normal Daddy, Go Plastic
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2010 at 01:33
Squarepusher is on the site? Great!
 
This can be another excuse to:
 
1. Check out more music by them/him.
2. Sway the site to more IDM based additions like Aphex Twin and Venetian Snares (I'm not being faceitous, and I know they've been rejected before, but whether they belong here or not I'd enjoy being able to rate and review their albums)
 
EDIT: I see he's only been added for Jazz rock/fusion, which unbeknownst to me he has made albums of, this slightly dissapoints me as it makes my #2 on my list less likely.CryTongue


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2010 at 02:08
Although the PA search failed to find the entry in an astonishing new low, I'm glad we got him on. I'm not surprised he got snuck into fusion rather than electronic, since the electronic team seems completely unwilling to move past ambient, but it's insane that we now have him here but not Aphex Twin.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2010 at 02:18
Originally posted by Henry Plainview Henry Plainview wrote:

Although the PA search failed to find the entry in an astonishing new low, I'm glad we got him on. I'm not surprised he got snuck into fusion rather than electronic, since the electronic team seems completely unwilling to move past ambient, but it's insane that we now have him here but not Aphex Twin.

I still don't know why Aphex Twin hasn't been added already.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2010 at 03:19
Originally posted by A Person A Person wrote:

Originally posted by Henry Plainview Henry Plainview wrote:

Although the PA search failed to find the entry in an astonishing new low, I'm glad we got him on. I'm not surprised he got snuck into fusion rather than electronic, since the electronic team seems completely unwilling to move past ambient, but it's insane that we now have him here but not Aphex Twin.

I still don't know why Aphex Twin hasn't been added already.
 
Well said guys Clap.  It is truly beyond comprehension.
 
If any artist sums up the words "truly progressive" surely it's Aphex Twin.
 
You're absolutely right about the electronic progressive section too.  The likes of Boards Of Canada, The Black Dog, BT, Venetian Snares, FSOL and Plaid etc should surely be on there.  They're a damn sight more progressive than the ambient acts that already grace that genre here on PA.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2010 at 05:40
Much as I hate getting involved in these endless debates about who should/shouldn't be included in the archives, isn't the reason for Aphex Twin et. al. getting 'overlooked' the total absence of a rock element to their music? This is a Progressive Rock site (albeit with a pretty broad and inclusive interpretation of that term), rather than an all-out progressive music site.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2010 at 05:57
Originally posted by Trouserpress Trouserpress wrote:

Never given Squarepusher a go, but I've always enjoyed what I've heard on the radio and suchlike. Hello Everything and Just a Souvenir are on Spotify. Which should I go for?
 
 
I didn't listen all his albums, but from what I know, Hard Normal Daddy is most jazz-fusion based. Few others are more electronics (or let say drum'n'bass). So - your choise depends on what you prefer to hear. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2010 at 05:58
Originally posted by Trouserpress Trouserpress wrote:

Much as I hate getting involved in these endless debates about who should/shouldn't be included in the archives, isn't the reason for Aphex Twin et. al. getting 'overlooked' the total absence of a rock element to their music? This is a Progressive Rock site (albeit with a pretty broad and inclusive interpretation of that term), rather than an all-out progressive music site.


I agree with you. Our "electronic" section is concerned with the music obtained by experimenting with the instrumental set of early prog bands - analog synths, guitars, minimals percussion. The purpose was no to include any good music that was ever known as "electronic". So there's both a musical and a historical limit to what we can add.

At least that's how I understood the whole thing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2010 at 06:32
Originally posted by Henry Plainview Henry Plainview wrote:

Although the PA search failed to find the entry in an astonishing new low, I'm glad we got him on. I'm not surprised he got snuck into fusion rather than electronic, since the electronic team seems completely unwilling to move past ambient, but it's insane that we now have him here but not Aphex Twin.
 
Anyone heard about Madlib's project Yesterday's New Quintet, a cross between jazz/funk and electronic music.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2010 at 11:00
Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Originally posted by Trouserpress Trouserpress wrote:

Never given Squarepusher a go, but I've always enjoyed what I've heard on the radio and suchlike. Hello Everything and Just a Souvenir are on Spotify. Which should I go for?


I love Hello Everything. Try that.


Tried it, liked it. Squarepusher = good thing.
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