• µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Reviewed by popmatters.com

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

    Oh, hindsight. When µ-Ziq's last album, Bilious Paths, came out four years ago, I found myself decrying its apparent focus on heavy processing and spastic rhythmic overload. µ-Ziq's Mike Paradinas had always distinguished himself from his contemporaries among the '90s IDM pioneers on the strength of his melodies, layered and majestic, whereas the new album buried them in rapid drum edits and noisy effects tweaking. Suddenly Paradinas seemed to be edging into the
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  • µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Reviewed by skinny

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

    Duntisbourne... is by no means bad, on the contrary, it's just that for such a pioneer in his field we might expect a little bit extra from Mike Paradinas


    It's been four long years since u-Ziq's last album release but finally Planet Mu's head and owner has let loose Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique. The album smoothly flows with an IDM consistency; reminiscent of many leading Warp artists such as Aphex Twin and Squarepusher. Similarities
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  • Neil Landstrumm - Restaurant Of Assassins

    Reviewed by The Skinny

    Neil Landstrumm - Restaurant Of Assassins

    Darwin probably wouldn’t have enjoyed ‘Restaurant of Assassins’ much, not least because his seminal ‘Origin Of The Species’ was written while holed-up in a library and considering the lack of basin sized earphones in the late 19th century, he probably wouldn’t have appreciated the kilo-ton sub bass and minimal bleeps. Whilst Charlie D might not have dug raving kick drums and Ragga Twins vocals, he would doubtlessly have felt some affinity with Neil
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  • Shitmat - Grooverider

    Reviewed by Boomkat

    <b> Shitmat </b> - Grooverider

    Described in the press release as a must for the 'discerning breakcore connoisseur' I must say I was surprised to hear that Shitmat's latest record, possibly named after everyone's favourite jungle deejay is actually his most restrained to date. When I say restrained I mean that it doesn't really ever go into Venetian Snares-lite IDM chop-up retardation, rather focusing on the more hardcore-styled junglist/rave sound of the early 90s. This actually works wonders for
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