• µ-Ziq - Bilious Paths

    Reviewed by MF (Citybeat)

    <b> µ-Ziq </b> - Bilious Paths

    It's experimental, kids, and it's going to hurt a little. Mike Paradinas, aka µ-ziq (pronounced mew-zeek -- try filing that, Mr. Record Store Owner!), returns after a four-year absence, and picks up right where he left off -- namely, approximating the apocalypse. You don't listen to Bilious Paths as much as you defend yourself against it, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. There's definitely some composition happening; the chaos contained herein is rather deliberate, which makes it that much more effective. Distorted drill-n-bass rhythms and abrasive electronic shards come flying out of your speakers like aural shrapnel -- not quite into Alec Empire territory, but not far from it. The old-school breakbeat and Electro leanings provide occasional respite, or at least something to cling to, as cold, clinical melodies dance around the line separating "interesting" and "painful." Highly recommended for clearing the stragglers out of your house party or for scaring your pets. My teeth hurt.

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