Squarepusher has unleashed another track from his new LP, Ufabulum, due out May 15th via Warp. Following the lead single and video “Dark Steering”, the seven-minute album track “Drax 2” is streaming below.
Squarepusher had this to say of “Drax 2”: “As a boy I had a Ladybird book about power stations that I used to re-read every day. I’m 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.”
Also below you’ll find a new short film by The Creators Project featuring an interview with Squarepusher and live footage from his performance at the Creators Project: San Francisco in March.
Squarepusher – “Drax 2”: