Reviewed by John Cochrane (noiseloop.com)
It's almost ten years since Mike Paradinas made his debut on rephlex with the classic 'tango 'N Vectif',a decade and countless albums later,
it's time for his first album since 2000s 'Full Sunken Breaks'.And his back as Mu-Ziq.
The album plays like a History lesson in the art of the Ziq,opener 'Johnny Mastricht' will be familiar to those who heard Mikes' Rude Ass Tinker track on last years 'Criminal 02' e.p.Almost a carbon copy but not as effective without
One of the original electronica masters, Mike Paradinas has been releasing music for ten years, yet, despite his almost legendary status, he remains one of the most discreet and approachable guys around. From releasing three albums in 1995 (as µ-ziq, Jake Salzenger and Kid Spatula) and another three in 1996 (as Gary Moscheles, Jake Slazenger and, with Richard D. James as Mike & Rich), Mike Paradinas has, since the release of his last album, Royal Astronomy in 1999,
Reviewed by Don Keye (Junkmedia)
From his 1993 debut, the clanging industrial funk-up, Tango 'n' Vectif, through the emotionally taut (and puzzlingly sedate) Royal Astronomy from 1999, µ-Ziq has alarmed, confused, and mostly impressed pretty much anyone interested in electronic music. And now Mike Paradinas, the man behind µ-Ziq and the electronic label Planet Mu, is set to release his seventh album in ten years
Bilious Paths is not Paradinas' best record -- not surprising, considering his
Reviewed by Paul Lloyd (Igloomag.com)
"...Planet Mu head honcho and electronic recording artist in his own right, Mike Paradinas releases his 18th full length release on his own imprint, his first release since 1999’s Royal Astronomy album..."
Paul Lloyd, Contributing Editor
For this album Paradinas unleashes his own brand of breaks infused electronic music with an assortment of influences from ragga to gabba, all with a healthy dose of experimentalism familiar to fans of Planet Mu.
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel