Squarepusher ‎– Port Rhombus EP

Warp Records ‎– WAP 74
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP


A Port Rhombus 6:42
B1 Problem Child 5:41
B2 Significant Others 3:26

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This one is pressed by MPO, later re-pressed by an unknown pressing plant (Squarepusher - Port Rhombus EP)
Issued in a purple Warp die cut sleeve with purple oblong sticker on front containing title, cat# and barcode.

℗ 1996 Warp Records Ltd
© 1996 Warp Records Ltd
Made in England.

BPM (not provided on the record) :

A:190 | B1:182
..........| B2:169

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 074064
  • Barcode (String): 5021603074064
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching Side A): MPO WAP 74 A¹ A PORKY PRIME CUT.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching Side B): MPO WAP 74 B²

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP 74 Squarepusher Port Rhombus EP(12", EP, M/Print) Warp Records WAP 74 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WAP 74 Squarepusher Port Rhombus EP(12", EP, RP) Warp Records WAP 74 UK 1996 Sell This Version
WAP 74CD Squarepusher Port Rhombus EP(CD, EP) Warp Records WAP 74CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
WAP74 Squarepusher Port Rhombus EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Warp Records WAP74 UK Unknown
WAP74CD Squarepusher Port Rhombus EP(CD, EP, Promo) Warp Records WAP74CD UK 1996 Sell This Version


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March 1, 2013
Only a man like Squarepusher could take a cue from the genius that is Richard D. James, take his then-trademark style of drill'n'bass, and make his Warp records debut better than the man who practically invented the style. For those uninitiated, start your journey HERE.

"Port Rhombus" has literally everything; lush keys, lovely bass, drumfunk insanity. His finest track to date. Of course, the B-side is no slouch, either..."Problem Child" is jazz'n'bass at its finest: sick basswork and an amen so chopped up that it's barely recognizable; "Significant Others" is pure UK rave...a rhythm that'd break your neck complete with bells. One for the dancefloor, for sure. Pure, sparkling brilliance!


November 4, 2002
Along with FEED ME WEIRD THINGS this EP is an excellent introduction to early Squarepusher. The programming work here is fantastic and the melodic content (which Jenkinson purposefully now ignores) is what makes Squarepusher so bloody brilliant. Pick up the vinyl in purple if possible. All tracks were later compiled onto the US release of BIG LOADA (Nothing/Warp US).