Single of the week!! Yup folks, this is the one you've all been waiting for. Planet-µ comes correct with this heavyweight EP of mixes that has been rumoured and anticipated for time on end. Including 5 remixes of tracks produced by the collaboration between Speedy J and Mike Paradinas, this EP is, off course, most notable and collectable for the inclusion of Boards of Canada's immense 'Poppy Seed' track. And what a truly gorgeous track it is...trademarked boards
Reviewed by Scot Gelinas (skinny.com)
He of many monikers, Mike Paradinas, returns to his Tusken Raiders alias to put out these two new 12"s on his own Planet Mu imprint. Bantha Trax vol.2 does not resemble the original Bantha Trax released by Clear records in the least. What we have actually has more in common with Panacea and the Position Chrome crew. Yes, it is over the top, brutal dark drum and bass. And hey, to make the package complete, you get song titles like "Death" and "Ice Nine" and cover art
Reviewed by Laird Sheldahl (the-plague.com)
Being the side project of Mike Pardinas (u-zik) and Jochem Paap (Speedy J), you know this has to be good. It opens up like a big, wet, psychedelic tune from the Legendary Pink Dot's Maria Dimension and then travels into some strange realm of sound design. At times its easy to pick out Paradinas' beats and melodies run through Paap's effects processors-- the combination works out most excellently. Slag Boom Van Loon is more textural and less rhythmic than the solo work
New York's Matador Records has long been known for its incredibly high quality indie rock releases, and they've got some of the biggest names in the business on their roster to support my claim: Pavement, Yo La Tengo, Liz Phair, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Guided By Voices... and the list goes on. But the label's never had a big selection of electronic music, until now.
Lately, Matador's offerings have been growing more diverse. And now that experimental
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