The song is taken from his new album 'Be Up A Hello' set for release January 31st
The video for Squarepusher’s 'Terminal Slam' just got its first play on one of the huge TV screens that populate Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing, probably the most recognisable street crossing and thought to be the busiest in the world.
This was the perfect location to premiere the video, which is set in a very near-future Tokyo and sees a young protagonist don alternative reality glasses to subvert the barrage of commercial advertising into an intense psychedelic experience.
The video was helmed by longtime Squarepusher collaborator and world renowned visual artist, Daito Manabe. The director, artist and co-founder of the Rhizomatiks research group has won awards for the memorable Tokyo 2020 presentation they produced at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio, using AR (Augmented Reality) Technology, and have worked with other music artists such as Bjork, Kyogen performer Nomura Mansai and Japanese techno pop group, Perfume. Daito has worked with Squarepusher many times over the years, firstly on the Squarepusher x Z Machines project in 2013, then he and the Rhizomatiks team provided live visuals for Shobaleader One's highly acclaimed headline set at Sonic Mania in 2017 and later opened for Squarepusher's last Japanese tour.
'Terminal Slam' is taken from 'Be Up A Hello', which is released on Friday and has received widespread critical praise.