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Squarepusher Go Plastic Review

Album. Released 25 June 2001.  

BBC Review

...he's managed to push beat manipulation to its furthest coherent limits all without...

Olli Siebelt 2002

The king of experimental drum and bass cut-ups is back with more recycled timestretched madness. Taking a darker and more complex approach to song writing this time, he's managed to push beat manipulation to it's furthest coherent limits all without sacrificing the overall integrity of a 'song'.

For all it's 250+bpm madness, there remains some lovely melodic touches - especially on tracks like "I Wish You Could Talk" and "My Red Hot Car". However, for all the dextrous and filtered wonder on this album, there is a rather disturbing trend with Mr. Jenkinson's work as of late. As you begin comparing his releases, you notice it's often the same loops used over and over again - the differences between them only in how they are arranged. "Bonneville Occident", for example, could easily be a remix of "Come On My Selector". For a man this talented, innovation should be a walk in the park. In any case, Mr. Jenkinson is still way ahead of the rest of us ... but for how much longer?.

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