• Kid Spatula - Full Sunken Breaks

    Reviewed by Skip Tracer (playlouder.com)

    Kid Spatula - Full Sunken Breaks

    It's a full 7 years since Mike Paradinas delivered his debut µ-Ziq album. Far from taking his lead from Leftfield, Stereo MCs or the Stone Roses, however, Paradinas has subsequently averaged 2 albums a year ever since. This, his second as Kid Spatula, represents album no. 13 and, as you would expect from any of his various aliases (Jake Slazenger, Gary Moscheles, Tuscan Raiders, Mike & Rich, Slag Boon Van Loon and, of course, µ-Ziq), it's an album saturated in
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  • Jega & Kid Spatula - Unity Gain / Hard Love

    Reviewed by Chris Z (Re:mote Induction)

    Jega & Kid Spatula - Unity Gain / Hard Love

    I suppose reviewing this release is rather futile. It's only two songs, can't be longer than fifteen minutes, and it's probably out of print by now. But I'll be damned if this isn't one of the finest IDM / whatever releases to come my way for a while.

    Dylan Nathan (AKA Jega) and Mike Paradinas (AKA µ-ziq, Kid Spatula, Jake Slazenger, et al) have been good friends for a while. Rumor has it, in fact, that Mike convinced Dylan to start making music and lent him
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  • Capitol K - Sounds Of The Empire

    Reviewed by Tim diGravina (all music guide)

    Capitol K - Sounds Of The Empire

    Sounds of the Empire sees Capitol K making tweaked-out electronic sound collages that bristle with as much ear-pleasing melody as they drip with innovation. Kristian Craig Robinson and Cliff Harris weave loads of ringing synth sounds with layers of more traditional instruments and sound effects toward a most moody atmosphere. Songs like "People" boom with heavy bass and crash and stutter via dark samples. Unlike knob-twisting peer Luke Vibert, who plays with samples
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  • Capitol K - Sounds Of The Empire

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)

    Capitol K - Sounds Of The Empire

    a remarkable album, no doubt about that. the range of sounds, moods and textures that are created throughout it's fifty odd minutes are impressive and would last some artists their entire career. capitol k are kristian craig robinson and cliff harris. two individuals who have journeyed across the world during their lives. this so obviously evident on opener 'song for banana' where a cacophony of background and everyday sounds are piled on top of one another while a
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