Be Up a Hello

Squarepusher - Be Up a Hello
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Based on 12 reviews
2020 Ratings: #42 / 79
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Based on 136 ratings
2020 Ratings: #72
January 31, 2020 / Release Date
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RakkSmells
76
Squarepusher comes through with a collection of bleepity bloop IDM / Drum And Bass music, and while repetitive it's a fun album nonetheless. The sound's very wild and dizzying although not entirely inaccessible, and for the most part it succeeds at being a very energetic and glitchy album. That's all I got. Good stuff!

favourite tracks: Nervelevers, Terminal Slam, Speedcrank, Hitsonu, Mekrev Bass
least favourite: 80 Ondula

Summary: Vinesauce ROM Corrupter
thejacktackshac
74
I've always had a soft-spot for Squarepusher's/Tom Jenkinson style of IDM, a style that stood out from all of the rest at the time, that succesfully fused his incredible bass work, with a frenetic mix of drums and electronics. While others in the genre were soley sticking to only electronics, Squarepusher made IDM sound tangible and down to earth with the addition of his instruments that were not sequenced. To this day, my favorite album of his is Hard Normal Daddy, a fantastic release packed ... read more
Plats
75
"Be Up a Hello" delivers on both the energetic IDM and the slower, more meticulous realms of the electronic spectrum Squarepusher is known for. There are a few highlights like "Terminal Slam" and "Detroit People Mover" that test both these sounds, but I wish the record supplied newer ideas into the genre.

Fav Tracks: Terminal Slam, Nervelevers, Detroit People Mover, Speedcrank, Hitsonu

Least Fav Track: 80 Ondula

Score:
7.5
Very Good
KingKRoolisBack
85
Definitely one of the most wildest albums of 2020 so far along with the Lil Darkie album
DCCXX
60
Squarepusher has always remained an artist I just never got around to listening to. Given my love for Aphex Twin, and IDM in general, you'd think it essential to have at least covered the hits, but I always just put off his music for whatever reason. With the release of this newest album, though, I think it's definitely time for me to delve into the back catalogue of Squarepusher. Be Up a Hello is full of cacophanic, skittering acidic beats, and can all just be summed up as "fun IDM". ... read more
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Track List

  1. Oberlove
  2. Hitsonu
  3. Nervelevers
  4. Speedcrank
  5. Detroit People Mover
  6. Vortrack
  7. Terminal Slam
  8. Mekrev Bass
  9. 80 Ondula
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Added on: November 20, 2019