Go Plastic

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Go Plastic
Studio album by Squarepusher
Released 25 June 2001
Genre Drill n' bass, breakcore,[1] IDM, experimental, noise
Length 48:39
Label Warp
Producer Tom Jenkinson
Squarepusher chronology
Selection Sixteen
Go Plastic
Do You Know Squarepusher

Go Plastic is an electronic music album by Squarepusher. The album was preceded by the single "My Red Hot Car".

The album shows a marked increase in musical complexity over its predecessor, Selection Sixteen, featuring a more open-ended, less structured approach to composition which was explored further on Do You Know Squarepusher, and culminated with Ultravisitor.

The track "Tommib" was featured in the films Lost in Translation and Unleashed.


Unlike many of his earlier albums such as Hard Normal Daddy and Music Is Rotted One Note, which often prominently featured live instrumentation (particularly drums and bass guitar), the sound palette on Go Plastic is almost exclusively synthetic, with an emphasis on high-velocity breakbeats subjected to extensive manipulation and granular effects. In a contemporaneous interview, Squarepusher claimed to be 'fed up' with real instruments, wanting everything 'brutal and digital.'[2]

Despite this, Squarepusher claims that the album was not produced using a computer but rather by utilizing a range of hardware including the Eventide DSP4000 and Orville digital effects processors, BOSS DR-660 and Yamaha QY700 sequencers, Yamaha TX81Z and FS1R synthesizers, and an Akai S6000 sampler.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars link
Mojo 3/5 stars p.97, July 2001
NME (9/10) link
PlayLouder 5/5 stars 9 July 2001
PopMatters (favourable) link
Q 3/5 stars p.141, August 2001

At Metacritic, the album has an average score of 70 out of 100 based on 17 reviews.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "My Red Hot Car" 4:42
2. "Boneville Occident" 4:50
3. "Go! Spastic" 6:21
4. "Metteng Excuske v1.2" 1:08
5. "The Exploding Psychology" 6:43
6. "I Wish You Could Talk" 4:53
7. "Greenways Trajectory" 7:10
8. "Tommib" 1:19
9. "My Fucking Sound" 7:05
10. "Plaistow Flex Out" 4:28


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