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Squarepusher - Feed Me Weird Things

by Bob Coyne Rating: Release Date:2000-06-15

Though the programming complexity of Tom Jenkinson's debut Feed Me Weird Things looked to drum and bass for its inspiration, his softening of the genre's base elements with gentle analogue keys and restless bass guitar proved irresistible to listeners of all percussive persuasions upon its original release in the summer of 1996. But this is a story of weird things, not one of beat pedantics and low-end theory, and Feed Me... is indeed as odd as they come, ranging from the warmth of the guitar intro which introduces "Squarepusher's Theme" right through to the rattling rhythm section which accompanies the emotional Aphex noodling of "Theme from Ernest Borgnine". Stepping like a bass guitar-equipped Wagon Christ or Boomerang with a sense of jazz purpose, this is an album that far exceeds the sum of its parts and as such reaches the heady heights of seminal status. --Kingsley Marshall

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