Squarepusher - Lamental EP - New 12" EP
Format: New Black EP Label: Warp Cat. No. WAP440 Barcode: 0801061944018 Released: 10/04/2020
Black 12" EP
Following widespread acclaim for his recent album Be Up A Hello, Squarepusher (Tom Jenkinson) opens a new chapter to this musical journey with the Lamental EP.
Shining a light on the more melodic aspects of Be Up A Hello, the Lamental EP reveals a contemplative side to the music Tom has been making over the last few years. The spacey, squelchy synth techno of The Paris Track is a new accelerated interpretation of Detroit People Mover which is taken from the album, where it offers a cinematic contrast to the high-octane rave rush of the first four tracks.
Originally composed as a response to the EU referendum in 2016, Tom made the score and recorded stems of his beautifully plaintive, wave-like slow roller MIDI Sans Frontières available to all, encouraging remixers to participate as a form of “internationalist collaboration with sound makers, irrespective of what kind of music they make, where they live, their background or their age.” Also included on the EP is his own new Avec Batterie deep breakbeat rework of the track.