I'm a longtime fan of warped and mashed drums and I'd like to know more about how to make them! I have two points of reference: this Squarepusher song (for example, the drum part between 2:00 and 3:15) and this song by Andy Stott (drums start at 3:05). To my ear, it sounds like a mix between samples (played both backwards and forwards) and sequenced drum machines, but I'm not sure exactly how it's done.
My question is: which is the most efficient way of creating these kinds of drum patterns? Is there some plugin/program that is better – or is it just a matter of rolling up the sleeves and getting on with the meticulous sequencing work ahead?
I'm a Reason user, so answers relating to the functions there would of course be preferable, but any input on the subject would be interesting.