Music Is Rotted One Note

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Music Is Rotted One Note
Studio album by Squarepusher
Released 12 October 1998
Genre Experimental, electronica, jazz fusion
Length 48:28
Label Warp
Producer Tom Jenkinson
Squarepusher chronology
Remixes 12"
(1998)Remixes 12"1998
Music Is Rotted One Note
Budakhan Mindphone
(1999)Budakhan Mindphone1999

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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
NME 8/10[4]
Almost Cool 7.5/10[5]
Pitchfork Media 9.8/10[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.

No. Title Length
1. "Chunk-S" 2:20
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
12. "Ruin" 1:56
13. "Shin Triad" 2:26
14. "Step 1" 1:46
15. "Last Ap Roach" 4:00


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