I will relisten to this EP in light of the previous review, but my first few listens haven't yielded even a fraction of my counterpart reviewer's satisfaction. Yes it's 'rave', but for me it smacks of recording bin doodlings than returning to one's roots.
Among Squarepusher's earlier efforts (Vic Acid EP for instance) there were some seriously pounding tracks that really ran with the idea of pushing the 'dance' music envelope. Often these sat comfortably beside Jenkinson's more fusion-jazz muso meditations (equally brilliant). To me, these and 'rave by numbers' (forgive the pun) workouts undo all that good work for what seems like an exercise in nostalgia.
The recent album, Just a Souvenir, offers a concise summary of what Squarepusher does, and it's well presented. No surprises but no turds either. Just a set of tight, electro-jazzrock pieces at a reasonable price. Not a lot in common with these six tracks, but I'd suggest you try there before you come here. That is, unless you're tempted by the previous review.
I dunno, maybe I'm way off the mark, but having been treated to so many innovative moments by the 'Pusher I start to get impatient when I sense water being trodden. You may feel differently; I hope so.