6.2.09

Squarepusher-Numbers Lucent EP(2009)

Squarepusher
One salient observation rarely made about Tom Jenkinson, aka Squarepusher, is that within his often-meandeirng canon, he skillfully navigates the path between invention and interpretation. Save a few releases (last fall's rock concert-fantasy Just a Souvenir among them), d'n'b freakouts like those on his new Numbers Lucent EP have dominated the rhythmic tenor of Jenkinson's schizoid suites. Jenkinson's virtuosic bass work and his jazz training, however, just as often forge a path between breakbeats and fusion. Such live-band musings, even if largely theoretical, have set him apart from his more austere dancefloor cohorts.(pitchfork)