Squarepusher ‎– Budakhan Mindphone

Nothing Records ‎– INTD-90312
CD, Mini-Album


1 Iambic 5 Poetry 5:30
2 Fly Street 4:52
3 The Tide 4:25
4 Splask 3:08
5 Two Bass Hit (Dub) 3:32
6 Varkatope 4:09
7 Gong Acid 4:49

Companies, etc.



Squarepusher presents: Budakhan Mindphone "A mini-album"
Warp Music / EMI Music.
Design by Tom Jenkins and Kleber.
(P) 1999 Warp Records Ltd. Released under exclusive license to Nothing Records Limited Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 66489 03122 7
  • Matrix / Runout (1-0-1 is mirrored, lowercase ifpi is a logo, IFPI LD44 is upside down): NTH90312 ifpi 1644 IFPI LD44 1-0-1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD44
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 1644

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPLP62 Squarepusher Budakhan Mindphone(LP, MiniAlbum) Warp Records WARPLP62 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WARPCD62, RTD 126.3579.2 Squarepusher Budakhan Mindphone(CD, MiniAlbum) Warp Records, Rough Trade WARPCD62, RTD 126.3579.2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
WARPCD62 Squarepusher Budakhan Mindphone(CD, MiniAlbum, RE) Warp Records WARPCD62 UK 2006 Sell This Version
WARPLP62 Squarepusher Budakhan Mindphone(LP, MiniAlbum, Promo) Warp Records WARPLP62 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WARPLP62 Squarepusher Budakhan Mindphone(LP, MiniAlbum, W/Lbl) Warp Records WARPLP62 UK 1999 Sell This Version



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October 10, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

There are some albums to buy for one song, and this could be one of those. It's not that the rest lack beauty, but that Iambic 5 Poetry is brilliant. This is a rare song which I can enjoy after hearing repeated for hours - the blend of drums, bass, chimes, electronics and spooky whispering feel like they should go on forever. You can focus on something different each time, thanks to the layering of sounds.

Fly Street seems flat in direct comparison to Iambic 5 Poetry. The Tide is interesting, feeling quite cinematic, something from a spooky chase on foot through a foggy night in some metropolis. Splask feels like free jazz plus electronics, and doesn’t quite catch my ear. 2 Bass Hit (Dub) reminds me a lot of Primus, mostly due to the funky basswork. Varkatope is a really interesting track, with weird bass and creepy electronic keyboard type sounds. Gong Acid is comprised mostly of percussion, with minimal electronics in the background, sounding a bit like more traditional Japanese drumming to me for some reason.

In the end, I keep coming back to Iambic 5 Poetry. The rest seem to rely on a single instrument or sound-set, none as beautifully complex as that first track. I’ll listen to the whole mini-album, but the first gets the most play from me.