In anticipation of his forthcoming album Ultravisitor, and as an exclusive to the newly launched Warp Records MP3 download site, bleep.com, two previously unreleased Squarepusher tracks will be made available on 26 January 2004.
‘Square Window’, a devastating electronic ballad, and the acid frenzy of ‘Talk About You And Me’ are not included on Ultravisitor and can only be accessed as an MP3 download via bleep.com.
There will, however, be an extremely limited 12″ pressing (which also includes the album title track, ‘Ultravisitor’) sold in indie shops and available through warpmart.com.
Squarepusher’s ninth album, Ultravisitor is released on 8 March 2004. As part of a Contemporary Music Network live tour in March, Squarepusher, together with the London Sinfonietta, will collaborate in an historic meeting of traditional and contemporary musical ideas.
A continuation of the Warp Works and 20th Century Masters event that debuted at the 2003 Ether Festival, this year Squarepusher and Jamie Lidell will tour with the London Sinfonietta for five UK dates, their music heard alongside the London Sinfonietta’s performance of works by pioneering classical composers Reich, Cage, Antheil, Varèse as well as three new pieces by Aphex Twin. Praised as ‘a brilliantly conceived concert’ by New York Times, the 2004 event promises to be spectacular.
Squarepusher heads to US in April for his own shows.
LONDON SINFONIETTA, SQUAREPUSHER & JAMIE LIDELL in association with the South Bank Centre and Contemporary Music Network perform Antheil, Aphex Twin, Cage, Lidell, Reich, Squarepusher, Varèse:
- 12 March 04 – Ether Festival, RFH London
- 13 March 04 – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
- 16 March 04 – Anvil, Basingstoke
- 26 March 04 – Dome, Brighton
- 27 March 04 – Royal Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool