Squarepusher album review

Synth-fuelled funk and R&B opus from the drill ’n’ bass supremo

Squarepusher album review

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4/5

One time drill ’n’ bass supremo Squarepusher breaks from his solitary ‘I’m going to play everything’ style to start a band (albeit an anonymous one) for this synth-fuelled funk and R&B opus. The strangely luxuriant results come complete with silky melodies, actual choruses, complex harmonies and plaintive vocodered vocals. Flashes of hard-edged distorto-funk also pop up on the massive ‘Megazine’, on a perversely satisfying album that finds Squarey flirting openly with mainstream sounds on his own twisted terms.

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