Squarepusher to Drop Shobaleader One Mini-Album on Warp
- Words: Patric Fallon
At the beginning of last month, we got the strange news that bassist and electronic music mastermind Tom Jenkinson (a.k.a. Squarepusher) would be releasing an EP with Parisian label Ed Banger under a new name, Shobaleader One. That 12" dropped a couple of days ago, and now, another is in works from Jenkinson's new project. Squarepusher presents Shobaleader One: d'Demonstrator is out on October 19 via Warp, and is nine-song mini-album written by the elusive band. On the origins of his new outfit, Jenkinson says, "Last summer a bunch of kids got in contact with me. They were talking about forming an ensemble, which I thought was a ridiculous idea, but I was impressed by their perseverance, so we met up. The idea was that they wanted the 'fantasy group' I had written about in connection with [my] Just A Souvenir [album] to become a real entity that would record and tour...Part of the idea is that this music is a completely clean break with whatever they've done in the past, so I'm not going to mention any names. I can tell you that they are pretty frightening players." You can check out the artwork and tracklist for d'Demonstrator, along with an album trailer, below.
1. Plug Me In
2. Smash Unreason
3. Into the Blue
4. Frisco Wave
6. Abstract Love
7. Endless Night
8. Cryptic Motion
9. Maximum Planck
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