Squarepusher ‎– Damogen Furies

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Warp Records ‎– WARPLP264
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2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album
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Tracklist

A1 D Frozent Aac
A2 Kwang Bass
B1 Baltang Arg
B2 Exjag Nives
C1 Kontenjaz
C2 Rayc Fire 2
D1 Baltang Ort
D2 Stor Eiglass

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℗ 2015 Warp Records Limited
© 2015 Warp Records Limited

Made in EU

Recorded at Square One using The System 4.0

This album was made using a bespoke system which has been in development for over a decade. Fragments of earlier versions of the system have been used on other recordings, but this project is the first occasion where all sounds have been generated and processed exclusively on instruments that I have programmed myself. The initial impetus to develope it came from a need to free myself from the constraints of using off-the-shelf gear and the culture of consumerism that engulfs electronic music making in particular. And I came to see that experimenting with the functionality of instruments helps to cultivate an experimental attitude to composing with them. Indeed, for me the process of designing instruments has become indissociable from composition. All of the recordings on this album were made in a single take with no edits, reflecting the system's orientation towards live performance. It is presented in defiance of the path of least resistance.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 801061 02641 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 801061026417
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): WARPLP264 A1 = MATT @ ALCHEMY = BF80653-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): WARPLP264 B1 BF80653-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): WARPLP264 C1 = MATT @ ALCHEMY = BF80653-02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): WARPLP264 D1 BF80653-02 D1
  • Label Code: LC02070

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRC-461 Squarepusher Damogen Furies(CD, Album, Ltd) Beat Records, Warp Records BRC-461 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
none Squarepusher Damogen Furies(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) Warp Records none Europe 2015 Sell This Version
WARPCD264 Squarepusher Damogen Furies(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD264 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
WARPCDD264 Squarepusher Damogen Furies(8xFile, WAV, Album, 24b) Warp Records WARPCDD264 Europe 2015

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brin_shut

brin_shut

December 9, 2017
"Exjag Nives" has some AFX samples, I can hear "Phlange Phace" as the main breakbeat
porkmoss

porkmoss

October 1, 2017

This album is amazing. I had become a bit jaded with respect to Squarepusher having seen him live in the past and feeling that his range of sounds and styles had just become familiar to me. Despite my conscious awareness of the quality of his work I found myself not seeking it out. When I saw his performance at Day for Night in 2016 I was shocked. All of the live, practical instrumentation was gone. This was an entirely electronic and exceedingly spontaneous performance driven as much by the gear as it was his ability to move between setups and manage it. I was blown away. I came straight home and picked this up to realize what I had been missing. This is a pivotal and important step in a new direction that I could not be more excited about. This shit is hot like fucking lightning.
villainC1PH3R

villainC1PH3R

May 10, 2017
the whole album sounds like final boss music from Japanese RPG video games. 10/10
jasonvoelkel

jasonvoelkel

March 1, 2017

It completely blows my mind to see so many fans trashing this album. Damogen Furies is amazing, from start to finish. Some really amazingly dark tunes mixed in with some very creative sounds/tracks. Whatever you're doing Tom, please keep it up. The more experimental you get, the better.
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

October 4, 2016
Tom seems to get more than his fair share of "fans" who cry fowl on every single new release. Tom is constantly pushing himself and his gear which is why we first fell in love with him on Weird Things...wasn't it?
mecha_noiser

mecha_noiser

September 16, 2016
IM GLAD SQUAREPUSHER IS BACK AND STOPPED DOING SHITTY AND BANAL STUFF SINCE JUST A SOUVENIR. THIS IS A GREAT JOB FOR THE BRAINDACE.
thodi

thodi

June 23, 2016

This album surely is a bit difficult to listen to for hardcore Squarepusher fans. (And I feel very sad about this because I feel the same sometimes.)
It feels like it was produced with audiophiles in mind. Some songs are truly nice, others feel like a demonstration of Squarepushers skills. I don't think this makes the album bad though. I enjoyed it a lot several times (and will enjoy it even more in the future) because this album is filled with detail and the love for it.
The word I've read many times is "brutal" and indeed, this is, in my opinion, the most brutal album Squarepusher has ever released. I'd enjoy to listen to something less brutal in the future though.
As the album Ufabulum, Damogen Furies has something very "clean" about it and is definitely pleasing to the ears.
dandypanty

dandypanty

October 24, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
I have PASSIONATELY loved about 80-85% of Squarepusher releases. This album is such a disappointment. There are two tracks that I enjoy, the rest are "meh", but one track just irritates me. I'm shocked right now.
I didn't even spoil it, I waited until my vinyl arrived to hear the tracks for the first time (aside from one track titled Stor Eiglass which made me buy the album). I can't believe that people are giving this 5 stars. Sorry Pusher fans. Preview this album before you purchase it. If someone wants to trade anything for it, give me a shout. Only listened to it twice.
donotseemecricket

donotseemecricket

October 14, 2015

I love this album so much. Easily one of my favourite Squarepusher albums of all.
The vinyl tracklisting is the way to go. If you have the CD or a Digital format, I highly suggest reordering them to match the vinyl.
hcgFlynn

hcgFlynn

September 17, 2015

Best Squarepusher album from the last ten years. Not what I expected, but still good tracks.