Squarepusher: Be Up A Hello LP

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After a five year hiatus that has seen him delve into a range of diverse musical projects, Squarepusher delivers the new album, Be Up A Hello. After exciting fans with his hour long mix of brain-melting breakbeat and jungle for Warp's 30th anniversary NTS takeover, expectation has been bubbling away for official new material. The album sees Tom Jenkinson getting back to using analogue hardware, the same equipment that first helped him develop his sound in the early '90's to craft nine new pieces which chart a journey into harder and darker territory. From rinsing breakbeat tracks such as "Nervelevers" and "Terminal Slam" to darker moments such as "Vortrack" and "Mekrev Bass," the album illustrates Tom's continuing fascination with finely balanced psychological overload. As such, Be Up A Hello gives a nod to the mayhem, joyousness and abandon of the DIY Essex rave scene that was a strong determinant in Tom's work.
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