Tom Jenkinson is a restless musical soul. For his latest album he's dropped the Squarepusher moniker after 'Just A Souvenir' in favour of the cryptic Shobaleader One tag, which also includes his new band of Strobe Nazard on keys, Sten t'Mech and Arg Nution on guitar, and Company Laser on drums. Apparently this new set up came about when "Last summer a bunch of kids got in contact with me...Their idea was that they wanted the 'fantasy group' I had written about in connection with 'Just A Souvenir' to become a real entity that would record and tour...".
Whether this band is real or a figment of his playfully overactive imagination is up to you (or any forthcoming live shows), but it's certainly enabled him to articulate his music in a very, very different manner. There's heavy hints of French cartoon theme tunes, the proggiest of prog-pop, super-slick R'n'B and hirsute fingertap soloing, all delivered with the most overwrought muso cleverness. If you loved the last album, you'll be all over this one. Keep up with him if you can.