Music Is Rotted One Note

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Music Is Rotted One Note
Studio album by
Released12 October 1998
GenreExperimental, electronica, jazz fusion
ProducerTom Jenkinson
Squarepusher chronology
Remixes 12"
Music Is Rotted One Note
Budakhan Mindphone

Music Is Rotted One Note is the third full-length album released by Squarepusher, on UK electronica label Warp.

Following the abrasive sounds of Hard Normal Daddy and the drum and bass feel of the Big Loada EP, Music Is Rotted One Note has a far more relaxed, abstract sound, owing much to both jazz and electroacoustic music.


The album production did not involve any sequencing or sampling equipment, which had featured heavily on Squarepusher's previous work.[1] Many of the tracks instead have a 'live' feel, featuring virtuoso playing by Squarepusher on the drums and bass guitar. His own comments on the album include:


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Almost Cool7.5/10[5]
Pitchfork Media9.8/10[6]

The album won critical praise, with notable inclusion in Pitchfork Media's Top 100 Albums of the 1990s.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed and instruments played by Tom Jenkinson.

2."Don't Go Plastic"4:20
3."Dust Switch"4:28
4."Curve 1"2:06
5."137 (Rinse)"3:45
6."Parallelogram Bin"2:24
7."Circular Flexing"4:57
8."Ill Descent"2:37
9."My Sound"6:07
10."Drunken Style"0:45
11."Theme From Vertical Hold"4:25
13."Shin Triad"2:26
14."Step 1"1:46
15."Last Ap Roach"4:00


  1. ^ a b BCC Collective interview 2008
  2. ^ Perfect Sound Forever interview 1999
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ NME review
  5. ^ "Review: Squarepusher: Music Is Rotted One Note". Almost Cool. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  6. ^ Schreiber, Ryan. "Squarepusher: 'Music Is Rotted One Note' Review." Pitchfork ( Retrieved 2003-02-19.

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