Release Date: Mar 9, 2004
Record label: Warp
"Ultravisitor is unknowable, and will never be understood by anybody, least of all its creator," announced Tom "Squarepusher" Jenkinson in a recent email interview. He then described people who don't like his music as "stupid" and "stubborn". What an endearing character. Unfortunately for this stupid, stubborn reviewer, Ultravisitor is yet another scattershot Squarepusher album (his ninth by some counts) that infuriates as often as it delights.
Listening to Ultravisitor is a singular experience. Approached casually, it could be considered uncalculated madness, grating wankery, overtly hostile, or all of the above. Tom Jenkinson has been confusing his casual and serious fans for a good while now, ever since Music Is Rotted One Note in 1998, which a legion of them still feel is his best work.