Squarepusher ‎– Selection Sixteen

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Warp Records ‎– WARPCD72
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1 The 'Eye 2:17
2 Square Rave 3:01
3 Time Borb 1:03
4 Dedicated Loop 3:47
5 Tomorrow World 4:56
6 Cool Veil 0:32
7 Schizm Track #1 5:07
8 Freeway 1:37
9 Snake Pass 3:30
10 Yo 0:28
11 Mind Rubbers 4:05
12 Tesko 0:20
13 Acid Tape Track 3:53
4 Bonus Mixes:
14 8 Bit Mix #1 1:04
15 8 Bit Mix #2 0:55
16 Schizm Track #2 Mix 3:45
17 Ceephax Mix
Remix – Andy Jenkinson
6:02

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Stills taken from the film 'Acid Trayners 4'.

Warp Music/EMI Music. ℗ 1999 Warp Records Ltd. © 1999 Warp Records Ltd.
Made In England.
Shout to Schizm Crew.

Jewel case release with four page card insert. Tracks 14 to 17 are mentioned on a sticker placed on the jewel case, not the release artwork.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603072121
  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 072121
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): none
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 7303
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 7305
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 95499 WARPCD72 DOCdata UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 95499 WARPCD72 1 - 1 - 1
  • Label Code: LC02070

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
unknown Squarepusher Selection Sixteen(Cass, Promo) Warp Records, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. unknown Japan 1999 Sell This Version
WARPLP72 Squarepusher Selection Sixteen(2x12", Album + 10") Warp Records WARPLP72 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Squarepusher Selection Sixteen(CDr, Album, Promo) Nothing Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
3447 Squarepusher Selection Sixteen(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music Land Records (2) 3447 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
6648909962 Squarepusher Selection Sixteen(CD, Album) Nothing Records, Warp Records 6648909962 US 1999 Sell This Version

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lancelot323

lancelot323

September 27, 2013
edited 3 months ago
Mr. Pusher fills us with acid, and we should be thankful.

One might consider 1998 a strange year for Mr. Jenkinson, given the release of "Music is Rotted One Note"(the man's take on "Bitches Brew", if one were to compare it to something), and "Buzz Caner"(his release as Chaos AD, an album full of rave stormers), especially after basically two years of skittering drill'n'bass. So given that the man is apparently one to defy all pigeonholing, we have an album of acid, and 'Pusher uses it to full(genius) effect. From the opening ambient creepiness of "The 'Eye", to the funk-laden swagger of "Schizm Track #1", this album runs the gauntlet from acid techno("Snake Pass") to drum'n'bass psychosis("Mind Rubbers", which is a must must must hear), to jazz-funk("Freeway", "Time Borb").

For those looking for another album of drill, you might be disappointed. Save for "Mind Rubbers" and "Tomorrow World", we don't see a track faster than 140 bpm(save for the last track, but the beat is relatively straightforward, if you could call it that). However, if you want to hear yet another evolution in the man's sound, this is a stunner, for sure.

Highlights: "Dedicated Loop"(a perfect example of what acid should be), "Schizm Track #1"(the funkiest thing since Rick James' "Bustin Out"), and "Mind Rubbers"(300,000 MPH mind-blowingness).

Pick up the nothing records release of this album, as it contains the 4 tracks from the Anti-Greylord Protection Scheme(Prelude) EP(a bonus with the Warp records release), as "Schizm Track #2 (remix)" is the tits. 10/10 for certain.
D_Oranger

D_Oranger

December 18, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
A very underrated Squarepusher release. It is actually my favorite album of his. Particularly as it contains some absolutely BRILLIANT acid tracks. Square Rave, Dedicated Loop, Schizm Track #1, Snake Pass, Acid Tape Track, Schizm Track #2, Ceephax Mix. I wish he'd pursued this acid avenue further. Dedicated Loop is one of my all time favorite Squarepusher tracks. But the standout is Schizm Track #2. A frickin rave STORMER that fades in with a dread synth line like the menace to civilized society it knows it is. I wish all rave music were this good. Plus, the breakdown is RIDICULOUSLY funky.

Oddly enough, Square Rave was used as the theme music for one season of MTV's Real World Road Rules Battle.
out-spaced

out-spaced

August 14, 2002

Whenever somebody mentions this record, they say the best trak is square rave or tomorrow world.

I don't get it, can't you handle the ultra-insanity of mind rubbers?? This is one of my favourite trax ever, it has everything you could ask for - a really heavy bassline, inconceivable beats, loads of head-f_ck noises and all at about 300,000 miles per hour!

I don't know if this is the most complex piece of music to be discharged from Tom Jenkinson's brain, but it must be a close second if it's not. Just remember one thing: PLAY IT LOUD!!!
illegal_limb

illegal_limb

February 1, 2002

after "hard normal daddy", "feed me wierd things", and just about everything he'd put out up to that point, this lp come off as profoundly anti-climatic_ the positive points
of this release included a few catchy melodies (especially in "tomarrow world") and an appearance of his brother andy
aka ceephax acid crew, for a rmx on the last track_