Do You Know Squarepusher

September 30, 2002 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 30, 2002
  • Label: Warp Records
  • Copyright: 2002 Warp Records Limited
  • Total Length: 1:35:01
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  • ASIN: B001GMW88S
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,744 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

The live Cd helps but I have those tracks with better sound quality on the other LPs.
"fu-q"
While I really don't want to criticize any reviewing style, "Do You Know Squarepusher" seems not to be have yet been extensively reviewed here for it's actual content.
Tonal Discrepancy
The effect is an examination of the various influences Jenkinson has seen on his music.
"donkeye"

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "donkeye" on October 1, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The guy who reviewed this album at Pitchforkmedia is so so very wrong, I'm sorry, that's just my opinion, but I have to admit it -- Squarepusher is miles ahead of the pack. Nothing, really, to my ear, rivals the playfulness, complexity, and vitality of Jenkinson's work.
So: reviewers (me included) begone! Ultimately, Jenkinson has to make Squarepusher for himself, and if what he's done satisfies him, then he's succeeded on the most important level. The challenges or qualities of the album will inevitably find its listeners, and if the album proves itself to be amazing, then many people will listen to the album. ...
My own opinion on this record is that it is short. Perfectly short. I wouldn't want it to be longer. Last year's Go Plastic will probably be seen as one of the greatest electronic albums of all time -- it is incredibly dense, complicated, hilarious, and fully energetic, it is beyond the scope of so many artists working today that it boggles the mind, a work of pure imaginative genius -- and so I didn't want Squarepusher to release another full album too soon. I still want to savor Go Plastic.
In a sense Do you Know is not actually an album, but a selection of musical foods that Jenkinson has eaten. This is a bolus of various styles, digested and turned into Squarepusher lumps. The effect is an examination of the various influences Jenkinson has seen on his music. It's like a cover record (and as a clue to that goal, ends with a very real cover of a Joy Division song). From Dj Scud to Stockhausen to Joy Division, here are Squarepusher's influences given the intense scissor cut attack he has perfected. It is a wonderful mini-album to accompany the grand overture that was Go Plastic, and shares many of its superior qualities.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Sherwood on November 11, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This album travels from one end of the IDM spectrum to the other: pop->punk->experimental->Joy Division. Well, the joy division part was just the statement of intent. This album is great music throughout, but it is only one song of each style, so it leaves you wanting more. Kind of a death by diversity. Regardless, this album's point has been well proven by the comments of the audience. Love ~will~ tear us apart. The pop heads all love the first song, (which sort of demonstrates through the constantly shifting DnB styles, the fact that the beat style doesn't change the song that much at all. it kind of steps on the hands of the jenre wh0res out there who think that "tech step is far supreior to dark step or two step or blah blah blah.") but they hate "all that noise [stuff] at the end." On the other side, the experimental freaks all turn their noses up at the poppier songs as being sonically uncreative and overly commercial. As for the Joy Division cover, it seems like no one understood that. oh well.
As music, DYKS is an interesting tour of the scene, and as art, it is the most poigniant work to date. This album is for music lovers, not trendiods with limited tastes. :-p
It *was* still too damn short, and the live disk *was* an insult. Don't pay [too much]. :-)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tonal Discrepancy on December 10, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This album seems to be decidedly unreviewed on Amazon.com (Amazon.co.uk, by the way, has many more user reviews of this particular album). While I really don't want to criticize any reviewing style, "Do You Know Squarepusher" seems not to be have yet been extensively reviewed here for it's actual content. I hope this review will do just that.

The first CD has the new stuff.

The two tracks that possibly make this album worth it are "Do You Know Squarepusher" (the title track) and "Anstromm-Feck 4". The title track is a pristine and masterful drill n bass piece, sporting superb mixing of its drums, its manipulated vocal bits, and its pristine lead humming a quirky and moody melody. Anstromm-Feck 4 is fast and tightly sequenced, a sort of Drum n Bass anthem twisted into a Drill n Bass brain-splatterer.

Now the other tracks are somewhat less interesting, in my opinion. "F-Train" is probably the best of them, with trippy, quirky, drums, layered with a mumbling science-fiction rant. Its quite similar in sound, in fact, to his track "50 Cycles" on his "Ultravisitor" album. "Kill Robok" has a similar set of quirked-out experimental drums, but lacks the vocals, reducing it to not much more than a novelty. "Conc 2 Symmetriac" and "Mutilation Colony" are both experimental ambient tracks, neither of which I found particularly noteworthy. The last track is a passable cover of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart Again", and completely different from all the other tracks on the CD, as it's primarily acoustic in flavor and only moderately syncopated.

The second CD is a live recording, containing mostly tracks from this album and from Squarepusher's previous album "Go Plastic!".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By unionjackass on November 7, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This album blows my mind thinking about how much time it must have taken to program this music. This is certianly not a loop album. The track Kill Robok will make you go mad trying to keep up with it. The sounds are all over the place, you think you ears are going to start bleeding, it's freaking wonderful. The topper on this album is the very well done cover of the Joy Division classic, "love will tear us apart". They drop the sampler and pick up the guitar and bass and pay tribute to one of the greatest mellon-collie songs of all time.
The only bad things I can say about this album is that it is a little on the short side but luckly, they include a bonus CD "alive from japan" to make up for that.
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