• Various - Children Of Mu

    Various - Children Of Mu

    Possibly indicating a sea-change in the world of electronica, the spastic beats and off-beat vocals on Patrick Wolf's "A Boy Like Me", and Leafcutter John's pedal-steel guitar and harmonica lament "In A House or A Soul" sound a lot fresher and more of-the-moment than the more IDM based tracks on this compilation. Although there a some other great moments - Chevron's "Swimmin Lessons" is a great dislocated electro-tinged breakcore ragga track, with ghostly, reverbed
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  • Various - Children Of Mu

    Reviewed by GH (Other Music)

    Various - Children Of Mu

    Featuring two CDs with 26 tracks in all, Children of Mu is the perfect reminder of just how prolific Planet Mu really is. The liner notes acknowledge this by chronologically listing all 90 of the label's releases, which only go as far back as six or so years. Prolific indeed. Diverse is another word that is certainly reinforced with this collection. There's a lot of electronic territory covered, from Luke Vibert's spacey, break filled funk to Chevron's hyper-dub'ed
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  • Various - Children Of Mu

    Various - Children Of Mu

    Founded by Mike Paradinas some years ago, Planet Mu has slowly become one of the labels to rely on for quality electronic music. With a roster counting the likes of Venetian Snares, Leafcutter John, Hellfish, Hrvatski, Nautilis and many more, Paradinas has provided a constant flow of new artists, giving them a platform to express their musical talent. From dense post-modern electronica to hardcore techno, Planet Mu constantly surprises. This new collection, follow up
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  • Various - Children Of Mu

    Reviewed by dan p (gusset)

    Various - Children Of Mu

    This album presets new comers to Planet Mu a great guide of what to expect from the electronic music label and this double CD release is as varied as it is well endowed. Imodium from the forth coming Gasman album is a beautiful, ethereal piece to start the album of with before switching to the opposite extreme of the electronic music spectrum with Chevron's fast moving, bass heavy, cut-up Deep End Version of Swimming Lessons. OOO then manages to combine these two
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