Reviewed by Jon Bailey (angryape.com)
Being compared to such huge, jaw-dropping names as Radiohead and Sigur Ros before actually releasing anything, can either go one way or the other; the inevitable failing to cope with the hype, or it means Julian Fane has just recorded one of the most intelligent and brilliantly executed albums of the year.
As a taster for things to come, Planet Mu release ‘Safety Man’ - a one-off promotional 7", which lifts the main track from the ‘Special Forces’
Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)
ok, so they may be outtakes and leftovers from mike 'µ-ziq' paradinas' floor, but his scraps are better then most people's proper servings. and there are a lot of them here; 34 tracks in total, lickedly-split into 2 cd's. to be blunt; i thought his last lp ('bilious paths') sucked. too complex, horribly obtuse and somehow we'd heard it all before....
ahh, this is much better. the sounds on this album make it more suitable for a person my
Reviewed by Maurizio Pustianaz (chaindlk.org)
Mike Paradinas is an experimenter of electronic delicatessen and he's active on different fronts of the electronic scene: with µ-ZIQ and with the Planet Mu label (he runs it and he's also the owner). This new double CD (his third one released as Kid Spatula on Planet Mu) contains material picked up from his 1994/1998 DAT archives. The thirty four tracks paint a wide range of ambients and atmospheres passing through ambient music (see the last tracks of the first
Reviewed by Dan Collins (cyclic defrost)
Mike Paradinas is a busy man. Apart from running the Planet-Mu label and releasing unique work under many pseudonyms across many genres, he has managed to don the Kid Spatula hat for a while, and dusted off 34 quality tracks originally created in the 94-98 period. The Kid Spatula pseudonym seems to be reserved for work which is largely playful and melodic, with Meast being the 3rd release following on from Full Sunken Breaks (Planet Mu, 2000) and Spatula Freak
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel