Squarepusher has shared the visual accompaniment for a sublime cut from his recent EP. “Detroit People Mover” derives its name from an elevated train encircling Downtown Detroit on which its official music video was filmed.
Shot in March of 2020, the “Detroit People Mover” video comprises a montage of clips of the city’s vacant streets amid COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. It’s synced to one of Lamental‘s five atypically languid tracks, which arrived by way of the producer’s own Warp Records imprint on April 10th.
Squarepusher’s 2020 in Hindsight
Lamental marks the second effort delivered by Squarepusher (real name Tom Jenkinson) in 2020. January saw him release Be Up A Hello on January 31st. The nine-track album offered fare more typical of Jenkins: sample-heavy drum and bass with predominantly 8-bit-inspired elements.
Jenkins has maintained a relatively steady pace of releases since his heyday at the turn of the millennium, which built on a foundation laid by his 1995 debut 12″ EP, Conumber. Prior to Be Up A Hello, his last studio-length effort was 2015’s Damogen Furies.
Lamental is out via Warp Records and can be purchased in vinyl or digital formats via the Squarepusher website.