Squarepusher is the digital pioneer’s return to the forefront of helmeted electronic musicians, though his acid music blacksmith look faces tough competition from Daft Punk’s much-revered electro fireman’s helmet… This long track is an epic and complex piece that lets squelching, lower-than-low bass and furious drums that seem to parry off one another.
Here’s what Squarepusher has to say about Dark Steering:
“For a while I had apocalyptic nightmares about trails of nuclear missiles in the night sky. So I aimed to recreate that strange combination of exhilaration, terror and sadness both visually and emotionally through this piece. It led to the idea of a spacecraft leaving earth at vast speed to escape, but oddly the music also made me think of it flying through a library. So I generated the visual aspect such that, as the piece progresses, it seems as if the viewer is ever accelerating through massive corridors of books.”