Ufabulum

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Ufabulum
Studio album by Squarepusher
Released 15 May 2012 (2012-05-15)
Genre IDM, glitch, drum and bass
Length 51:15
Label Warp
Producer Tom Jenkinson
Squarepusher chronology
Shobaleader One: d'Demonstrator
(2010)
Ufabulum
(2012)
Alternative cover
Special Edition
Singles from Ufabulum
  1. "Dark Steering"
    Released: 16 April 2012

Ufabulum is an album by Squarepusher released on 15 May 2012. Tom Jenkinson has stated that "It's music which is generated purely from programming. There's no live guitar or drums, there's nothing in it which is live, really at all."[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Financial Times 4/5 stars[4]
musicOMH 2.5/5 stars[5]
NME 6/10[6]
Pitchfork 6.3/10[7]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin 7/10[10]
Sputnikmusic 2/5 stars[11]

AllMusic reviewed the album giving it a score of 4 out of 5, saying "The most striking aspect of Ufabulum is the sense that Jenkinson is building on top of foundations he laid himself. Where early Squarepusher records were notable for their innovative work with beat programming or infusion of organic instruments with electronic mayhem, the songs here seem to begin with that template of jittery beats and grow into dense compositions."[12]

Track listing[13][edit]

All songs written and composed by Tom Jenkinson. 

No. Title Length
1. "4001"   6:35
2. "Unreal Square"   5:17
3. "Stadium Ice"   4:21
4. "Energy Wizard"   3:48
5. "Red in Blue"   3:11
6. "The Metallurgist"   3:50
7. "Drax 2"   7:22
8. "Dark Steering"   6:51
9. "303 Scopem Hard"   4:56
10. "Ecstatic Shock"   5:08
Total length:
51:15
Japanese Bonus Track[14]
No. Title Length
11. "On Crack"   2:29
Special Edition CD with Enstrobia EP[13]
No. Title Length
1. "Angel Integer"   4:04
2. "Panic Massive"   3:46
3. "40.96a"   6:27
Total length:
14:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Design – Nick Robertson
  • Music, Artwork (Led Imagery) – Tom Jenkinson
  • Photography – Donald Milne, Nick Robertson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robin Murray. "Dreams Recurring: Squarepusher". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Ufabulum – Squarepusher". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  3. ^ Fred Thomas. "Ufabulum Squarepusher". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  4. ^ Ludovic Hunter-Tilney. "Squarepusher: Ufabulum". ft.com. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  5. ^ Jon Clark. "Squarepusher – Ufabulum". musicomh.com. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  6. ^ Kristian Dando. "Squarepusher – 'Ufabulum'". nme.com. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  7. ^ Jess Harvell. "Squarepusher – 'Ufabulum'". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  8. ^ Mark Shukla. "Squarepusher – Ufabulum". theskinny.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  9. ^ "Slant review". 
  10. ^ Christopher R. Weingarten. "Squarepusher Ufabulum". spin.com. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  11. ^ Deviant. "Squarepusher, 'Ufabulum'". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  12. ^ Fred Thomas. "Ufabulum Squarepusher". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  13. ^ a b "Squarepusher: Ufabulum". Warp.net. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  14. ^ "Ufabulum Squarepusher". Retrieved 8 May 2012.