• Electric Company - Slow Food

    Reviewed by Tim diGravina (all music guide)

    Electric Company - Slow Food

    Like its predecessors, Slow Food is an album of flanged tones, rampant clicks & cuts, and kitchen sink effects. The demo Brad Laner submitted to Planet Mu emerges here with very few changes. Like experimental ambient peers Oval, Pan Sonic, and Pole, Laner fuels his music via glitches and distortions, foregoing traditional arrangements and more mathematical compositions. Slow Food works best when Laner tosses gentle melodies into the general sonic debris, as on "I'm in
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  • Electric Company - Slow Food

    Electric Company - Slow Food

    An album of quiet extremes, as Medecine's Brad Laner gets back in touch with his indie roots, rummaging through a ragged selection of electronic tones in search of the introspected and disruptive. Apart from an occasional gathering of effects, as on the threatening crescendos opening "Watch Yrself" and "Men's Pocky", his collaboration with Kid606, little is allowed it's full moment. Stuff tends to come and go too quickly over rhythms that often sound unimaginative and boxed in. He could have taken a little longer.

  • Electric Company - Slow Food

    Reviewed by Mark Blacklock (Bizzare mag)

    Electric Company - Slow Food

    more electroonery from Brad Laner aka electric company, this time for Mike Paradinas' label Planet Mu, which is enjoying a run of putting out some deeply strange recordings. Digitally disturbe, clunky, lurching attck tracks. Some quasi-melodies creep through occasionally but only enough to lull you into a false sense of security before more raw data bombards your spongiform noggin and squeezes all the juice out of it.

  • Mu Allstars - Criminal

    Reviewed by David Day (Boston's Weekly Dig)

    Mu Allstars - Criminal

    Originally a promotional 12”, Criminal (On Mu-Ziq’s Planet-m) threw the staff into hysterics when we spun it at Other Music. You see, the first track remixes MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This.” But “remix” is not right. Rude-Ass Tinker compresses, destroys and re-creates the Gulf War anthem. It blows so up, all stretched and fucked, that I get the shakes when I hear it. Criminal sets down the manifesto for the new Planet-m, and it’s all Sinecore
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