Saw Squarepusher last night!

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Saw Squarepusher last night!

Post by seedy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:32 pm

first time ever....waited YEARS for this!!

how to frame the review is tough though
what I saw was pretty stellar but i have a little complaint or three...

i also saw the amon tobin isam tour and this show was very similar......both of these shows featured the artists new album and elaborate stage sets and NOTHING more!
well to be clear.....amon played i believe one old tune after isam was finished and then came out for an encore of another old tune.
squarepusher....NOT even that much!!! he played his new album....and the night was over! no old tunes, no live bass, NO ENCORE!!??!?

i mean...i get that some electronic acts are doing the "standard billing" these days and ending at 11:00-11:30 like most rock acts do etc. but we surely are all also used to the the all nighters as well!
this one though.....the gig was an hour and a half long!?!?!? no encore! w t f??!?!?


so getting back....music was great i surely like this new album. for a minute i thought he was going to get all dubstep on us but it was really only hints in about 2 songs.
i gotta say he surely was DJing this gig and not doing much live.....and he's a weird dude it seems. he was pretty insane about making people cheer lol. it would be liking raising his hands etc. "come on...let's hear it!" and we would all cheer and then he would almost shake his head and then ask for more cheers again. and this happened between every single tune lolololol


SO
was an awesome night i loved what we were able to see.
i just left wanting and wishing we got MORE.
it's like paying $25 for dinner and leaving the place still feeling hungry.....just not right my doodz ;)

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Re: Saw Squarepusher last night!

Post by tryptych » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:01 pm

Well, that sucks...

I've heard nothing but good about his live sets, but the no bass-issue really surprises me. I do know he has recently stated that he's once again inspired by purely electronic music so I guess that explains a lot. And for the new stuff.. i guess he's trying to promote his new album. I wonder if he realizes that the fans want to hear at least SOME of the classics.

Anyway, nobody likes situations where they feel ripped off. And I myself don't too controlled situations.. makes you feel "get in -> buy a lot of overpriced drinks -> watch the show -> fuck off" while some roidraged bouncer who looks like a monkey stares you from the corner. Not cool. No feeling in that.
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Re: Saw Squarepusher last night!

Post by beetles » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:13 pm

I used to love Squarepusher - seen him a few times.Last time I saw in in London though ( not entirely sure what year it was) he played after LFO.Unfortunately we got there late totally missed LFO and Squarepushers set put me off.I havent read a forum post or listened to him since that night.It was almost nu-metal style shit.Absolutely couldnt listen to any Squarepusher again.Hopefully his new stuff is a return to his old style.

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Re: Saw Squarepusher last night!

Post by mcbpete » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:31 pm

beetles wrote:I used to love Squarepusher - seen him a few times.Last time I saw in in London though ( not entirely sure what year it was) he played after LFO.Unfortunately we got there late totally missed LFO and Squarepushers set put me off
I was at that ! I've still got the ticket on my desk so I can tell you the exact date was on the 9th Dec 2008 at the now defunct Astoria. This was around his Hello Everything era, the first of his albums that started to divide fans - and I have to say I fell on the side of loving this direction change (that's not to say I didn't like his stuff before that). From clips I've seen of this latest tour to appears as if he's returning to his DYKS/Go Plastic/Ultravistor esque breakbeat uber-processing so it may please older fans on a return to form

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Re: Saw Squarepusher last night!

Post by Ross » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:14 am

I 'saw' him sometime after Ultravistor came out at Northern Light in Leeds, which is some sort of multi-roomed superclub type place, which obviously has a massive capacity having about six rooms - sadly everybody was there to see Squarepusher, so they all attempted to ram into one room. Walking over people's feet, breathing in what seemed like pure sweat, combined with expensive alcohol and some completely ineffective pills meant I left halfway through what seemed like three hours of him wanking his bass. Not the best night of my life.

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Re: Saw Squarepusher last night!

Post by seedy » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:17 pm

yeah personally i REALLY love hello everything and just a souvenier
though the latter does have some of that "nu metal" stuff on a few tunes that i don't enjoy as much.
he took that a bit further with the shobaleader one band which i guess he realized wasn't received well.

new album definitely sounds like a return to form

here's some videos of the show i saw:

http://www.youtube.com/results?q=square ... a=N&tab=w1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Saw Squarepusher last night!

Post by mcbpete » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:25 am

BLAM ! (watch fullscreen in full HD)



"For a while I had apocalyptic nightmares about trails of nuclear missiles in the night sky. So I aimed to recreate that strange combination of exhilaration, terror and sadness both visually and emotionally through this piece. It lead to the idea of a spacecraft leaving earth at vast speed to escape, but oddly the music also made me think of it flying through a library. So I generated the visual aspect such that, as the piece progresses, it seems as if the viewer is ever accelerating through massive corridors of books."

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Post by OffLand » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:54 pm

OK, that was pretty epic. Welcome back Squarepusher.
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Re: Saw Squarepusher last night!

Post by Ross » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:47 pm

Wasn't convinced at the start, but that got pretty good actually.

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Re: Saw Squarepusher last night!

Post by seedy » Wed May 30, 2012 3:33 pm

sheesh....as i've said i always get a weird feeling about this led/projection craze that is sweeping electronica right now.

part of me says "you've sold out" and i'm saying it to all my favorites!
but the other part of me says "these lights are f'n cool!"

i mean....i know EYE am there ultimately for the music and the lights are just a bonus.....so it shouldn't matter


anyhoo...the point of this whole rambling is the discovery of THIS:

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i'll be catching this when it hits the states for sure! ;)

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Re: Saw Squarepusher last night!

Post by Pandemonium » Wed May 30, 2012 5:37 pm

There's nothing wrong to put up a good screen-show with the music :)
Some people say its for saving sucky music, and it is sometimes, but hey, what can we say about Pink Floyd screens or for that matter, FSOL in Athens :) or NIN :)
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Re: Saw Squarepusher last night!

Post by mcbpete » Wed May 30, 2012 6:10 pm

seedy wrote: anyhoo...the point of this whole rambling is the discovery of THIS:

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i'll be catching this when it hits the states for sure! ;)
It looks like a poor man's copy-cat version of Amon Tobin's last live set -



And sounds like ..... well it sounds like it's definitely not for me :D

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Re: Saw Squarepusher last night!

Post by seedy » Thu May 31, 2012 3:21 pm

ha! i'm pretty sure there's some irony there as my understanding is that the same design team that did tobin's set is also doing this IM set ;)

hmmm......idk.....personally this IM set looks a bit better to my eyes than tobin was.

either way i'll be able at one point to report back with my firsthand account of both - considering I've already seen the ISAM show ;)

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