The track in the performance is “Drax 2” off his forthcoming album Ufabulum due out May 15 via Warp. Ufabulum will be released on phosphorescent special edition vinyl and special edition CD (both include 3 track “Enstrobia” EP on CD), there’s also a Phosphorescent t-shirt with the album download. Pre-order here.
The film includes an exclusive interview with Squarepusher and live footage from his appearance at the Creators Project: San Francisco event this past March.
Here’s Squarepusher explaining the new track:
As a boy I had a Ladybird book about power stations that I used to re-read every day. Im obsessed with electrical energy and especially in the vast quantities generated by power stations. The sound of the massive electric motor from a fairground Ferris Wheel has always stayed humming in my head and lots of my synth sounds refer to it, as they do in this piece. From there I tried to generate images of bizarre transitory phenomena that I imagined could be found in the huge furnaces of power stations.
The release of this film follows the “Dark Steering” song and video:
Live Dates (more to be announced soon):
4/28/12 Electronic Beats Festival, Poland
5/3/12 Donau Festival, Austria
5/6/12 Simple Things Festival, Bristol
6/12/12 Sonar Festival, Brazil
6/15/12 Sonar Festival, Barcelona
6/29/12 Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats
7/7/12 Bloc Festival, London
7/12/12 Dour Festival, Belgium
7/14/12 Melt Festival, Germany