Going through the stack of UK electro albums I've recently received has turned into a much more laborious task than I first imagined. Luckily the first disc I chose was Squarepusher's "Just A Souvenir," because I have literally had to rely on track 4, "A Real Woman" to cleanse my palate after each subsequent album.
Sure it's got all the snare drum fidelity of a 311 album and the vocals are all vocodered up, but given the recent influx of auto-tune that seems to have overtaken hip-hop, I'll take vocoder every time.
With lyrics like "You are real / You exist / You are sane / You're alive / You are dreaming / You're a person / You are happy / Because you're real," I'm not sure if actually is singing about a real woman or trying to justify his feelings for some form of AI (which the vocoders make even more confusing).
Trust me though, regardless of your feelings when the track starts, by then end you'll strangely feel like starting it over at least once.
MP3: Squarepusher - A Real Woman