• µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Reviewed by tiny mix tapes

    <b> µ-Ziq </b> - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Mike Paradinas, best known as µ-Ziq, owns my heart and soul. From his humble new wave keyboardist roots in the ‘80s, to the Francis Naughton/Paradinas incarnation of µ-Ziq (featured on the double-album, minimal techno debut Tango N’ Vectif released on Richard D. James’ Rephlex label), to his now famous and supremely legendary Planet Mu label, Paradinas has proven to be quite the visionary. And he’s savvy, too. He haggled with Virgin Records to allow
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  • Luke Vibert - Chicago,Detroit,Redruth

    Reviewed by The Silent Ballet

    <b> Luke Vibert </b> - Chicago,Detroit,Redruth

    Okay, it’s a given that Luke Vibert brings the ‘hurt’. I mean, come on, it rhymes. One needs to only look at ‘I before E except after C’ or ‘beer before liquor; get sick quicker’ to validate this belief of if-it’s-true-it-must-rhyme-ism. Further proof on this universal law can be seen on track 6, “Clikilik”, but let’s pause for a bit before we get too far into Chicago, Detroit, Redruth (it’s Luke’s hometown if you’re wondering… har
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  • Luke Vibert - Chicago,Detroit,Redruth

    Reviewed by Pop Matters

    <b> Luke Vibert </b> - Chicago,Detroit,Redruth

    I typically end up starting off Luke Vibert reviews by talking about the ridiculous seven new albums and EPs he’s already put out just this year, under four different pseudonyms or whatever the specific year warrants. This time, I’ll spare you such an enumeration. Though Vibert seems to be maintaining the same prolific level of output as the last few years, his latest, Chicago, Detroit, Redruth is perhaps the most notable in a while. Whereas Vibert usually has a
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  • Luke Vibert - Chicago,Detroit,Redruth

    <b> Luke Vibert </b> - Chicago,Detroit,Redruth

    As Plug, Luke Vibert turned drum-and-bass breakbeats in on themselves. As Wagon Christ, he helped crystallize trip-hop's dread-filled MO. Under his own name, he's flittered about with a number of styles, with bright-eyed, songwriterly panache. On Chicago, Detroit, Redruth, Vibert corrals his many approaches into a cohesive album which plays like a career-spanning overview that happens to consist entirely of new material. All of it fits, and plenty of it is
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