Squarepusher ‎– Just A Souvenir

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Tracklist

Star Time 2
The Coathanger
Open Society
A Real Woman
Delta-V
Aqueduct
Potential Govaner
Planet Gear
Tensor In Green
The Glass Road
Fluxgate
Duotone Moonbeam
Quadrature
Yes Sequitur

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPLP161 Squarepusher Just A Souvenir(LP, Album) Warp Records WARPLP161 UK 2008 Sell This Version
WARP CDD 161F Squarepusher Just A Souvenir(14xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARP CDD 161F UK 2008
WARP CDD 161 Squarepusher Just A Souvenir(14xFile, MP3, Album) Warp Records WARP CDD 161 UK 2008
BRC-211 Squarepusher Just A Souvenir(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-211 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
WARPCD161 Squarepusher Just A Souvenir(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD161 US 2008 Sell This Version
WARPCD161 Squarepusher Just A Souvenir(CD, Album, Car) Warp Records WARPCD161 UK 2008 Sell This Version
WARPCD161P Squarepusher Just A Souvenir(CDr, Album, Promo, Wat) Warp Records WARPCD161P UK 2008 Sell This Version

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lancelot323

lancelot323

September 1, 2015
referencing Just A Souvenir, LP, Album, WARPLP161
An experimental rock/jazz/funk album from the king of drill? Why not?

Tom is truly one who does everything; We go from funk to grunge to electro to jazz to weirdness (most of the time in the same track). An interesting listen, for sure.
SpineTunes

SpineTunes

March 12, 2010
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Just A Souvenir, CD, Album, Car, WARPCD161
A good Squarepusher album.
XavierNC

XavierNC

March 31, 2009
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Just A Souvenir, LP, Album, WARPLP161

Tom, the 1-man band - drums, guitar, synth, engineer, mixer, master.. In this album he shoves the squares straight into your stupid face while you're still doubled over in joy from the last track.

Everything is well covered - drum & bass & jazz - to progressive & grunge. All in the same track even.

Take a time-out to listen through in one setting. Superb production & musical progression take it to the next level.

The one annoyance is that some of the tunes are arguably cheesy. The the melodies and chord progressions in a few of the tracks take me back to playing Nintendo's F-Zero, with that silly soundtrack of generic early '90s guitar solos.

From the man Squarepusher, this is, overall, a timeless marvel of "where it's at" now - mind-melting, genre-bending music fit to wear his name.
Headphone_Commute

Headphone_Commute

November 2, 2008
referencing Just A Souvenir, LP, Album, WARPLP161
With his twelfth album, Tom Jenkinson takes even a further departure from his staple Squarepuher sound of broken beats atop slapped bass and twisted triggers of the Amen Break. Warp's own store, Warpmart, categorizes the album as "Drum and Bass / Breakcore / Electronica", but I assure you, nothing could be further from the truth! (kind of misleading actually). Just A Souvenir is more in the realms of experimental rock and future jazz, with a touch of electronic treatment and a few very tasteful drills, where Jenkinson continues evolving (as a true musician should) in his experimentation with abstract accompaniment of acoustic instruments (mostly his custom built 6 string bass guitar once again) and drums that effortlessly morph between organic and digital. With Just A Souvenir, Jenkinson introduces an element of early garage rock, with vocoder and all, and reminds us once again of his amazing instrumentalist skills. First thing's first - I like it! And after only a few listens, the melodies come back haunting me later during the day. A true sign that I will return to the album! Just A Souvenir opens up with a track titled, Star Time 2 (makes you wonder about its first part) with a fun funky synth/clavichord melody and light beats. From then on Squarepusher moves into improvisational, jazzy, and effected bass slaps over barely comprehensible vocoder blurbs. All of it is truly of psychedelic nature with sparking notes in a kaleidoscope of white, red, green, blue and yellow. On his site, Jenkinson explains that "this album started as a daydream about watching a crazy, beautiful rock band play an ultra-gig." He then goes on describing his fluorescent trip which included an Eskimo on the drums and a classical guitar player that could speed up and slow down the time in his vicinity. I recommend you read up on on Tom's blurred delirium before embarking on this trip. Then bathe yourself in this album which is the interpretation of Jenkinson's memory of the daydream which he held on to as a souvenir. Running at (only) 45 minutes long, Just A Souvenir picks up where Hello Everything left off, becoming more organic with every track. If that sounds like your cup of tea, then you'll enjoy this rubber band trip through time. Only the way Squarepusher could.