- Summary: The first new solo full-length studio release in five years for the British electronic artist features vintage analogue equipment.
- Record Label: Warp
- Genre(s): Electronic, Electronica, Pop/Rock, IDM, Jungle/Drum'n'Bass, Experimental Jungle, Drill'n'bass
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Feb 13, 2020Your response to Be Up A Hello will depend on your tolerance for Squarepusher’s virtuosic onslaughts. It can be as exhausting as it’s exhilarating. If there’s a sameness to the BPM readings of the up-tempo tracks a deeper listen reveals the layers that are buried beneath the frenzy and show Squarepusher has lost none of his edge.
Jan 29, 2020After several records of heady composition and high-concept music, Be Up a Hello is refreshingly direct. Without simply revisiting a bygone golden era, Jenkinson reconsiders some of his old ways, taking some of his more familiar ideas to new, strange places. As always.
Feb 4, 2020Absorbing a Squarepusher LP in one sitting has always been for more adventurous or diligent listeners, but the dank final section means that, outside of more hardcore fans, Be Up A Hello will probably need to be navigated in exactly the right sort of mood.
The WireFeb 5, 2020The nine tracks here compact his characteristic baroque late jungle excesses into compact, juddering frames. While they still rarely swing, their frenetic motion carries bent and warping keys, rolling breakbeats and maddened blarps of synth towards a clear endpoint. [Feb 2020, p.58]
MojoJan 28, 2020As restless and fidgety as ever. [Feb 2020, p.91]
Feb 14, 2020Definetely Squarepusher's best in a decade. Every song is a banger. Also, the ambient songs are beautiful as well. Very technical and a greatDefinetely Squarepusher's best in a decade. Every song is a banger. Also, the ambient songs are beautiful as well. Very technical and a great listen from front to back!… Expand
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