Squarepusher ‎– Feed Me Weird Things

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Someone had just got glassed right in front of me at the George Robey pub, Finsbury Park, North London, and I was thinking I wish I had stayed at home in my studio. Oh, I might as well stay and watch the bloke with the bass guitar, who keeps wandering behind the Dj booth. That, I thought, is almost certainly going to be good for a laugh. The next thing I felt was a fuzzy vibration, as monophonic sound waves that had travelled from the other side of the room at the speed of light, compressing the air and displacing the smoke of ten spliffs, hit me in both ear bones simultaneously. It was Mr. Jenkinson who was turning my heartbeat into the sound of a ring piece modulated resonant phaselocked trapezoid backwards edit phlanged kick drum. He made the sound of ambulances turn into slide trombones and the sound of a secretary filing her nails into a 24-piece string section. When my partner Grant Wilson-Clarriarge saw Tom spasmodically twitching in order to play a funky bassline in time with a 347 bpm drum and bass track, he thought he should either be committed or recorded (fortunately he chose the latter).
Undoubtedly, Tom Jenkinson is the first man in history to orchestrate an akai-seltzer fizzing a two mega byte simms memory upgrade chip (with 1 nanosecond access time) and a toilet flushing. When Mr. Jenkinson is conducting, the rest of the world is in the pit. One of his earliest experiments was recording an ant walking on sand. Unfortunately, the experiment was cut short by a cat meowing. Of course, this is not to say that Tom 'Squarepushing' Jenkinson was the first person ever to discover that the sounds of everyday life can be more melodious than the sounds of traditional music. For instance, George Bernard Shaw once said, "Nothing soothes me more after a long day of pianoforte recitals, than to sit and have my teeth drilled." The Squarepusher is someone who wonders what the holes of a flute sound like without the flute. Sound like sound never sounded before, Richard Rodgers and Julie Andrews gave us the Sound of music, John Cage and Simon and Garfunkel gave us the Sound of silence and now the Squarepusher gives us the SOUND of SOUND. - PRichard.D.Jams

Tracklist

Squarepusher Theme 6:18
Tundra 7:50
The Swifty 5:15
Dimotane Co 4:53
Smedleys Melody 2:30
Windscale 2 6:34
North Circular 6:05
Goodnight Jade 2:42
Theme From Ernest Borgnine 7:52
U.F.O.'s Over Leytonstone 6:33
Kodack 7:12
Future Gibbon 2:16

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CAT037LP, 037LP Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things(2xLP, Album) Rephlex, Rephlex CAT037LP, 037LP UK 1996 Sell This Version
CAT 037 LP Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things(2xLP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Rephlex CAT 037 LP UK 1996 Sell This Version
CAT 037 LP Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Rephlex CAT 037 LP UK 1996 Sell This Version
CAT037CD Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things(CD, Album) Rephlex CAT037CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
CAT037CD Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things(CD, Album, Promo) Rephlex CAT037CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
SRCS 8323 Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things(CD, Album) Sony Music SRCS 8323 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
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5788 Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music Land Records (2) 5788 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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v1bertizm

v1bertizm

August 11, 2017
referencing Feed Me Weird Things, 2xLP, Album, CAT037LP, 037LP

This is prime time Squarepusher. Hard Normal Daddy and Feed Me Weird Things are two albums that I don't think in all these years Tom has surpassed (and both have, let's say, questionable names for albums, don't you think?) . His newer works just don't reflect his creativity in the correct way. FMWT is a bit darker than Hard Normal Daddy but does not lack in the insane drum programming and Amen chopping. The track Tundra is my favourite Squarepusher track to date, at the time I'd heard nothing like it. Around this time Tom had wanted to bring drum 'n' bass / jungle to a much darker psychedelia and nothing screams his motives more than Tundra. This gloomy vibe is not continued so much throughout the album but this allows for tracks like Theme From Ernest Borgnine, which has a much lighter lead and almost flowing drums - I always feel like this track describes an escape from a gushing river. Fantastic album. If you find it for a good price on vinyl grab it and run.
gianmario.avena

gianmario.avena

February 1, 2017
referencing Feed Me Weird Things, 2xLP, Album, CAT037LP, 037LP

Just one name track ............ T U N D R A !!!! <3
Bloni3

Bloni3

May 13, 2016
referencing Feed Me Weird Things, 2xLP, Album, CAT037LP, 037LP
This and Big loada are still my faves.. Port Rhombus is also very good.. It saddens me to see the kind of music he is making now, but everyone moves on.
animalsound

animalsound

June 6, 2013
referencing Feed Me Weird Things, 2xLP, Album, CAT037LP, 037LP
This is what I call a powerful album.
Feed me with weird things is one of my favourite release from Squarepusher. Classic
lancelot323

lancelot323

April 28, 2012
referencing Feed Me Weird Things, CD, Album, CAT037CD
Squarepusher learns drill'n'bass from Aphex Twin, and somehow does it better on his debut...

From the opening guitar of "Squarepusher Theme" to the closing drum psychosis of "Future Gibbon", this album is the dictionary definition of a classic...from the eerie atmospherics in "Tundra", straight-up jazz in "The Swiftly", and the tongue-in-cheek humor in "Smedley's Melody", to the skittering craziness of "Dimotane Co" and "North Circular", to the sheer jazz'n'bass bliss that is "Kodack". One that I'm glad to own, as the CD is trading hands for as much as $115 on sites like eBay and Amazon! Find this one and treasure it.
makisgroove

makisgroove

January 27, 2011
referencing Feed Me Weird Things, 2xLP, Album, CAT037LP, 037LP
Great "broken sixteenth-note" drum stuff!! Some music like this on vinyl is a VALUE...let's 'try' it...
pkrpmusic

pkrpmusic

November 21, 2010
referencing Feed Me Weird Things, 2xLP, Album, CAT037LP, 037LP
A bit of a landmark album, truth be told. Head straight for side C and the skittery headmash, "North Circular" - truly one of the best technical rhythms laid on vinyl of all time. Future Jazz? who cares....and the rest of the album ain't too far behind either. My mint copy is staying in my collection!
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July 12, 2010
referencing Feed Me Weird Things, 2xLP, Album, CAT037LP, 037LP
Got this on my headphones now. This album is still excellent... incredibly varied, often moody (Windscale 2), sometimes downright tongue-in-cheek (smedley's melody). Tundra is astounding still. I don't know if Mr Jenkinson was living up north when he made it but it certainly seems to sum up my experience. Wonderful.
madcow

madcow

June 5, 2004
referencing Feed Me Weird Things, 2xLP, Album, CAT037LP, 037LP

Personally I'd love to hear Tom re-explore some of his earlier sounds (coherent jazz, intricate, painstakingly obsessive and classic rhythmic innovations) like this album, Budakhan Mindphone, and of course Hard Normal Daddy.. Songs like "Squarepusher Theme", "Tundra", "Kodack", and so many others are (imho) the essence of what electronic music perfectionism is about... The more recent sounds he has delved into (the kind of stunts he pulls on his live shows) once had their charm but there is hardly much enduring in his late endeavours, I feel, as compared with this album, which is unmistakably one of the most precious vinyl LPs that I've ever owned. I suspect hard drugs might have something to do with it, which would be quite shameful indeed.. (of course, only if in case of a creative burn-out) This album for me is a 5/5.