Music Is Rotted One Note is 48 minutes of pure Miles Davis/ Teo Macero- influenced jazz, all played live– you heard right. There’s not a sequenced note or wicked breakbeat on the whole record. So… a purely organic electronic record? Yeah, and the result is a decidedly diverse and funky blend of Talking Heads- style African percussion, slap-bass, and wah-wah keyboards that’s as much drug music as any Negativland or Brian Eno record, and twice as much fun.
I was inspired by Thundercat to go back listen to Squarepusher’s Music Is Rotted One Note again. This is probably my favourite Squarepusher album.