• Distance - My Demons

    Reviewed by Mixmag

    <b> Distance </b> - My Demons

    Unlike other dubstep players like Skream and Burial whose backgroundwas in two-step/garage, Kent lad Distance was initially inspired to fire up the music software by the electronic touches of experimental metal bands like Tool and System Of A Down. You can really hear the rock influence here in the rigid, woody drums of 'Ska'and 'Weigh Down'. But what really dominates is a really edgy, strung-out brand of atmospherics: a bleak, sci-fi vibe with threatening sub-bass
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  • Distance - My Demons

    Reviewed by Subba-Culcha

    <b> Distance </b> - My Demons

    When the single Traffic, from dubsteppers Distance, hit the UK, it was a call to arms for all fans of the genre. A demonic, growling bass line grinded the echoing rave synths and punchy, dubstep break. All eyes were then on how Planet Mu’s Bromley dub connection would follow this up in album form. My Demons, Distance’s debut release, follows in the footsteps of the mammoth 2006 dubstep album, Hyperdub by Burial and whilst it exudes similar quality and depth to
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  • Julian Fane - Our New Quarters

    Reviewed by Future Music

    <b> Julian Fane </b> - Our New Quarters

    Planet Mu's move away from releasing only challenging material continues apace with this shoe-gazing extravaganza. It has elements of Sigur Ros, although the vocals enforce Radiohead comparisons, perhaps unfairly. Beautifully produced and crafted, it could still do with one or two tangetial tracks to help swing the mood from what is a very intense and rigid experience - although one you'll want to come back to and admire.

  • µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Reviewed by barcodezine

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

    I make this the 7th U-Ziq (Mike Paradinas) album since the project’s conception in 1993. Renowned U-Ziq albums include Tango N’Vectif (1993), Lunatic Harness (1997) and Royal Astronomy (1999), all of which illuminated the ambient/electro genre.

    With Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique, however, Paradinas stands nakedly transparent. Everything from the title to the artwork to the song titles to the music itself signals an artist struggling for
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