Squarepusher is a gaping and frankly quite embarrassing hole in my musical knowledge. I’ve basically thought of him as a “bit like Aphex Twin” for years, without really bothering to delve into his sprawling back catalogue. This is often the case with artists who have a huge body of work behind them: it can feel intimidating and somewhat overwhelming without an obvious point of entry. However his last album Be Up A Hello was listed highly in the Quietus’s always excellent best albums of the year so far list, so I thought this was as good a time as any to get stuck in.
Midi Sans Frontières (Avec Batterie) is actually from his more recent Lamental EP, and it’s brilliant: spine-tingling synths slowly arcing over tranquil breakbeats. So now it’s just the small matter of 16 albums to wade through and I’ll be fully Pusher-literate. Wish me luck.