Squarepusher ‎– Ultravisitor

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Ultravisitor 8:33
I Fulcrum 3:31
Iambic 9 Poetry 6:55
Andrei 2:00
50 Cycles 8:33
Menelec 5:43
C-Town Smash 1:29
Steinbolt 7:44
An Arched Pathway 4:06
Telluric Piece 1:53
District Line II 8:33
Circlewave 6:28
Tetra-Sync 9:27
Tommib Help Buss 2:10
Every Day I Love 2:36

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD117 Squarepusher Ultravisitor(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD117 UK 2004 Sell This Version
BRC-82, none Squarepusher Ultravisitor(CD, Promo) Beat Records, Warp Records BRC-82, none Japan 2003 Sell This Version
BRC-82LTD Squarepusher Ultravisitor (Special Edition)(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Beat Records, Warp Records BRC-82LTD Japan 2004 Sell This Version
WARPLP117 Squarepusher Ultravisitor(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARPLP117 UK 2004 Sell This Version
BRC-82 Squarepusher Ultravisitor(CD, Album) Beat Records, Warp Records BRC-82 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
WARPCD117X Squarepusher Ultravisitor(CD, Album, Ltd) Warp Records WARPCD117X UK 2004 Sell This Version
WARPCD117P Squarepusher Ultravisitor(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD117P UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Squarepusher Ultravisitor(CDr, Promo) EMI MusicResources none US Unknown Sell This Version

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donotseemecricket

donotseemecricket

October 8, 2015
referencing Ultravisitor, CD, Album, WARPCD117

Seriously tho, does anyone know the deal with the 3" CD containing the Japanese bonus tracks that came with this release?
mine's housed in a little cardboard sleeve that says "Promo only - not for resale. 3WARPCD117"
Everything else about the CD, case and artwork matches this release perfectly.
I did buy it used. This 3" wasn't in all copies I'm guessing. Just seems weird it's not mentioned on the discogs page anywhere. and the japanese version has a regular 5" bonus disc.
donotseemecricket

donotseemecricket

October 8, 2015
referencing Ultravisitor, CD, Album, WARPCD117

It took me several listens to really grasp it, and now that I have I'll just say…
This album is a goddamned motherfucking MEISTERSTÜCK/MASTERPIECE
Thank you so much for making this Mr Squarepusher, whoever you are.
lancelot323

lancelot323

September 1, 2015
referencing Ultravisitor, CD, Album, WARPCD117
One could say that "Ultravisitor" is almost a return to form for TJ, but what form would that be? This is a man who defies description; no amount of pigeon-holing will ever work.

After the intense electro-schizophrenia of his last two albums, "Ultravisitor" is a welcome change of pace. It isn't without its craziness (Menelec & District Line 2, I'm looking at you). But In between the 4000 BPM bangers we have "I Fulcrum", "An Arched Pathway", and "C-Town Smash" (which are all incredible bass workouts). "50 cycles" is more "F-Train" wankery(if you like hearing Tom rap what sounds like a physics textbook, this is for you). Then, to top it off, we have 2 incredibly beautiful pieces of classical-esque basswork with "Andrei" and "Every Day I Love".

Highlights of the album are by far "Iambic 9 poetry" & "Circlewave". Worth the price of admission.

Seek out the limited edition (comes with the 3" Ultravisitor EP(which includes the unheard track "Talk about you and me").
puppyrevenge-2009

puppyrevenge-2009

May 13, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Ultravisitor, CD, Album, WARPCD117
My copy came with a 3" CD Square Window EP containing the tracks from the limited Japanese edition (5 tracks) complete with tiny cardboard picture sleeve?? its not listed on discogs. 3"CD Cat-- 3WARPCD117-
EcstaticEntropy

EcstaticEntropy

August 18, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Ultravisitor, CD, Album, WARPCD117
You can easily debate this as Jenkinson's best work to date. With gems like "Iambic 9 Poetry," "Circlewave," and "Ultravisitor," concatonated with live snippets of Tom jamming on his bass, this is a 79 minute album of pure genius. Get it any way you can.
Filmore_Mescalito_Holmes

Filmore_Mescalito_Holmes

February 21, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Ultravisitor, CD, Album, Ltd, WARPCD117X

Tom Jenkinson’s new one is certainly not for the light eared. Despite the often mellow pace and jazzy interludes, this CD often launches into a grating hell of catastrophic sound. When “50 Cycles” peaked, there was such an explosion of pure noise my flat became temporarily convinced Judgment Day had arrived: lamps cast shadow, chairs became flaccid, and my cat took out nine life insurance policies online, despite my protests that he really only needed one, before merging interdimensionally with a Smoking Baby® incense holder. He never was much into electronica anyway.
A relative departure from 2001’s lyrically intense Go Plastic, Ultravisitor is almost entirely an adventure in sound. Cascading synths roll behind a jazz-funk bass while fractured snares and the like accompany a truly gifted set of overworked, natural drums. The presence of well-timed crowd sounds give the album a sense of completion and comfort during an often bumpy ride. It also sucks the listener into a concert type feeling forcing one to pay more attention to the man behind the music and the creative process which helped bring this album to life as opposed to the dehumanized approach heralded by the likes of Kraftwerk.
As such, your enjoyment of this LP depends on your tolerance of generally menacing noise and patience during the many interludes. I, for one, find it to be a powerful, immensely enjoyable and moving piece of electronic art which should age well and influence many in the future.
radio.ethiopia

radio.ethiopia

March 17, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Ultravisitor, CD, Album, WARPCD117
The tunes Ultravisitor and Circlewave are worth the cost of the CD alone. Be prepared for an out of body experience. Insanely sporatic drums and bass will make make your heart palpulate while your mind will forever dwell in this chaotic beauty by genius Thomas Jenkinson. 10/10
theK_plusCat

theK_plusCat

May 29, 2004
referencing Ultravisitor, CD, Album, Ltd, WARPCD117X

He was never off form, he wasn't tryna big him self up or whatever with the title "Do you know squarepusher" he was tryna explain that he's not just about what he's best known for, and even the little lyric in the title track contained "makes all the different kinds of drum n bass" as a kinda pisstake, the rest of the album was just him rubbing in that you dont know tom jenkinson, just squarepusher, and now you don't really know squarepusher so well either. Now with Ultravisitor he's gone on to expand on that and innovate and he's created a goddam bloody brilliant load of whatever it is that he's created, at first listen a little odd, and i found my self picking out Ultravisitor Iambic 9 Poetry District Line II and Tetra-Sync, but after a fair bit more listening, i just sat there and listened to it all the whole way through, and when it finished i just sat there and thought... that was fkin brilliant. Since then i've happily appreciated all the tracks, but the best way is to listen to the album as a whole.
Leonid

Leonid

May 13, 2004
referencing Ultravisitor, CD, Album, Ltd, WARPCD117X

Wow! I've been listening to this record for days now. And it is clear that Tom Jenkinson is back in form! On this album you have classic squarepusheresque drill n'bass tracks, very mellow, harmonic stuff, incredible live tracks and extremely hard and noisy stuff. One track could even be described as some sort of hip-hop ("50 Cycles". This is what Stockhausen would have sounded like if he was into hip-hop).

"Ultravisitor" is basically Tom Jenkinson showing off all his skills. He runs through all the different styles he has dealt with during his carreer. And he does it well! I've always been a great fan of Squarepusher, but quite frankly I was starting to get a bit bored with all the records sounding more or less the same (hysteric drill n'bass with the occasional softish track). This record finally shows signs of renewal and progression, while keeping all the traditional trade marks of Squarepusher. If you're a fan, you won't be dissapointed. This is the record we have been waiting for.
Boxus

Boxus

March 21, 2004
referencing Ultravisitor, CD, Album, Ltd, WARPCD117X

Ultravisitor has quickly become my favorite Squarepusher album. The songs "Ultravisitor", "Tetra-Sync", and "Iambic 9 Poetry" are absolutely incredible, and represent some of Tom's finest work in nearly all styles he has touched on in the past. Essentially this release can be seen as a grand retrospective on Tom Jenkinson's entire career.

The only weak points to me are tracks 9 and 10, "An Arched Pathway" and "Teluric Piece", which are relatively boring and easily could have been removed to lighten the 79-minute running time. But this is only a small complaint; ignoring these two songs, the album is incredible all the way through.