Here’s a classic off Squarepusher‘s iconic ‘Ultravisitor‘. Possibly my favorite album of his, it is pure intensity and passion combined with Jenkinson’s terrifyingly brilliant instrumental prowess. This is one of those songs that is already stuck in my head the moment I open my eyes. Tom Jenkinson is absolutely one of the greatest musicians of all time.
This guy is a genius, pure and simple. A master bass guitarist, drummer and programmer, blurring the lines between electronic and instrumental music and fusing jazz, drum and bass, IDM and who knows how many styles of music.
His concepts of music, mind and machine are truly fascinating. Here are a couple of his essays on the WATMM (We are the music makers) forum. And here’s something Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) wrote about his debut album; Feed Me Weird Things, which I found fascinating.