Boomkat Product Review:
With the benefit of hindsight we can perhaps say that Squarepusher's output seems to work at it's best when it's given a sharp dose of adrenaline and allowed to jack. His ambitious jazz tinkerings and extended percussive noodles are interesting enough, but give us some Squarepusher acid mangling and we're talking something else - the reason we liked him in the first place. "Venus No.17" is just the ticket in that respect, featuring the title track (originally included on the limited 3" cd that came with the "Ultravisitor" album) plus a seriously awesome, twisted Acid Mix and the breaks-opera that's "Tundra 4" sprawled across the flipside. This is an epic piece in 3 parts originally recorded for the acclaimed Sinfonietta tour, moving from tumbling broken beat edits and phazed keys, through to a choral, beatleass, heartsopping segue and ending with a killer mesh of moving tones, acid trips and classic jenkinson drillin' beats. Seriously good stuff, his best for some time. Buy.