Half Notes: Squarepusher – Just a Souvenir (2008)

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Squarepusher (OK, it’s really just a guy with a boatload of electronic blurpy noisemaker thingies. Oh, his name is Tom Jenkinson) takes electronic music and infuses it with as much humanity as possible. In this case, the human element is jazz. Now, I sure haven’t heard every electronica recording out there, but my ears tell me that Squarepusher has to be one of the most jazz-influenced outfits in the genre. If you’ve ever been interested in this kind of thing but have been afraid to pull the trigger, Just A Souvenir might be the perfect gateway into that world. Or … you can just stay home and cower, ya big baby!

‘Half Notes’ are quick-take thoughts on music from Something Else! Reviews, presented whenever the mood strikes us.

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Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski is a writer and music obsessive based out of the woods of central New Hampshire. A past contributor to Jazz.com, Blogcritics.org and Salon, he originated several of our weekly features including the Friday Morning Listen, (Cross the) Heartland, WTF! Wednesday, and Sparks Fly on E Street. Follow him on Twitter: @msaleski. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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