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Somerset Avenue Tracks (1992-1995)

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To celebrate 20 years of µ-Ziq, and Planet Mu's 300th release, Mike Paradinas, owner of Planet Mu has prepared this carefully compiled, limited edition album charting his unreleased productions from the start of his career in the early nineties. Curated by his wife and partner in the band Heterotic, Lara Rix-Martin, the twelve tracks on this double album run the gamut of his various styles from the placid, evocative ambient rhodes of 'Air' to the syncopated industrial techno of 'Toy Gun #2' and lots more inbetween.

The album opens with the woozy yet elegant counterpoint of 1993's 'Jewel Tea' which swiftly descends into distorted HR-16 drum machine chaos. 'Vinxel' switches to a more stately mood with it's woodblock bassline and measured 4/4 pulse keeping pace with one of those patent µ-Ziq melodies you'd swear you've heard somewhere before. Both 'Trail Quest' and 'Spooky Tooth' continue in this melodic vein until the aforementioned 'Air' slows it all down with a much needed breather.

The second half of the album goes into darker territory with the detuned piano of 'Str06' duelling it out with a low-slung hip hop beat. 'Diala' sustains the reverb drenched mood while adding a sweeter edge as a synth line makes an appearance straight out of his 1993 album Tango N'Vectif. 1995's 'Airto' brings some Marimba pierced, dark, cut-up jungle and the album starts to approaching the final stretch with the Peel Session tracks 'Johnson's Q-Fab' and the classic 'Green Lanes'.

The second disc comprises a further 12 tracks from the µ-Ziq DAT archive.

Dedicated to Neil Jones R.I.P.

Somerset Avenue Tracks (1992-1995)

  • Artists: µ-Ziq
  • Title: Somerset Avenue Tracks (1992-1995)
  • Released: Jul 22, 2013

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Collection (24 Tracks) : £13.99 add to basket
Play 1. Jewel Tea
Play 2. Vinxel
Play 3. Trail Quest
Play 4. Toy Gun #2
Play 5. Spooky Tooth
Play 6. Air
Play 7. Pollux
Play 8. Str06
Play 9. Diala
Play 10. Airto
Play 11. Johnson's Q-Fab
Play 12. Green Lanes
Play 1. Toss
Play 2. Boistron
Play 3. Preero
Play 4. Victor's March
Play 5. Ischjgt Mmp
Play 6. Billy Bellsium
Play 7. Boilig
Play 8. Sinc
Play 9. Poc
Play 10. Ropt
Play 11. Oh
Play 12. Melodion
Collection (24 Tracks) : £7.95 add to basket
Individual tracks: £0.99
Play 1. Jewel Tea [£0.99] Buy
Play 2. Vinxel [£0.99] Buy
Play 3. Trail Quest [£0.99] Buy
Play 4. Toy Gun #2 [£0.99] Buy
Play 5. Spooky Tooth [£0.99] Buy
Play 6. Air [£0.99] Buy
Play 7. Pollux [£0.99] Buy
Play 8. Str06 [£0.99] Buy
Play 9. Diala [£0.99] Buy
Play 10. Airto [£0.99] Buy
Play 11. Johnson's Q-Fab [£0.99] Buy
Play 12. Green Lanes [£0.99] Buy
Play 1. Toss [£0.99] Buy
Play 2. Boistron [£0.99] Buy
Play 3. Preero [£0.99] Buy
Play 4. Victor's March [£0.99] Buy
Play 5. Ischjgt Mmp [£0.99] Buy
Play 6. Billy Bellsium [£0.99] Buy
Play 7. Boilig [£0.99] Buy
Play 8. Sinc [£0.99] Buy
Play 9. Poc [£0.99] Buy
Play 10. Ropt [£0.99] Buy
Play 11. Oh [£0.99] Buy
Play 12. Melodion [£0.99] Buy
Collection (24 Tracks) : £9.94 add to basket
Individual tracks: £1.48
Play 1. Jewel Tea [£1.48] Buy
Play 2. Vinxel [£1.48] Buy
Play 3. Trail Quest [£1.48] Buy
Play 4. Toy Gun #2 [£1.48] Buy
Play 5. Spooky Tooth [£1.48] Buy
Play 6. Air [£1.48] Buy
Play 7. Pollux [£1.48] Buy
Play 8. Str06 [£1.48] Buy
Play 9. Diala [£1.48] Buy
Play 10. Airto [£1.48] Buy
Play 11. Johnson's Q-Fab [£1.48] Buy
Play 12. Green Lanes [£1.48] Buy
Play 1. Toss [£1.48] Buy
Play 2. Boistron [£1.48] Buy
Play 3. Preero [£1.48] Buy
Play 4. Victor's March [£1.48] Buy
Play 5. Ischjgt Mmp [£1.48] Buy
Play 6. Billy Bellsium [£1.48] Buy
Play 7. Boilig [£1.48] Buy
Play 8. Sinc [£1.48] Buy
Play 9. Poc [£1.48] Buy
Play 10. Ropt [£1.48] Buy
Play 11. Oh [£1.48] Buy
Play 12. Melodion [£1.48] Buy
Collection (24 Tracks) : £22.00 Out of Stock
Play a-1. Jewel Tea
Play a-2. Vinxel
Play a-3. Trail Quest
Play b-1. Toy Gun #2
Play b-2. Spooky Tooth
Play b-3. Air
Play c-1. Pollux
Play c-2. Str06
Play c-3. Diala
Play d-1. Airto
Play d-2. Johnson's Q-Fab
Play d-3. Green Lanes
Play DL-1. Toss
Play DL-2. Boistron
Play DL-3. Preero
Play DL-4. Victor's March
Play DL-5. Ischjgt Mmp
Play DL-6. Billy Bellsium
Play DL-7. Boilig
Play DL-8. Sinc
Play DL-9. Poc
Play DL-10. Ropt
Play DL-11. Oh
Play DL-12. Melodion

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