Reviewed by john bush (all music guide)
The first µ-Ziq release on Mike Paradinas' own Planet µ label since he debuted it with a 1997 double EP, Bilious Paths returns him full circle to the master-craftsman mayhem of that year's Lunatic Harness. And since it's also his first full-length not on a major-distributed label since 1995, Paradinas allowed himself a refreshing degree of latitude when it came to genre workouts (hardcore techno, junglistic dread madness, chilled experimental techno). Still, there
Reviewed by Ralph Cowling (absorb.org)
mike paradinas, thoroughly respected in the world of electronica and with good reason. having founded a decent, progressive and independent label - planet mu, of course. however, now coming to his 18th long player, he's produced a record so cluttered with such a stabbing urge to prove how complex and intelligent it is, that it deeply and horrifically obfuscates any real chance of dancing to it. in other words, mike paradinas is too damn tek for his own good.
Reviewed by tadah (urbansmarts.com)
He felt bad as he didn't want to touch his own father. Afraid that the death that was in him, would somehow be contagious and find its way onto him, had him step back more than was appropriate. Not the first dead person he saw, it was certainly the first where other people were expecting him to embrace. For that one last time or whatever. But the grayness of the skin seemed to be powder that would rub off on him. He was afraid.
Therefore he sat down. And listened
The return of Mike Paradinas AKA U-Ziq, has been the high point of several online chat groups and mailing lists of late. Listening to Bilious Paths, it’s welcoming to hear many of those U-Ziq idiosyncrasies that have featured on past productions. What really sounds and feels different on this record is the way the elements interact in the mix. There’s a great deal of ‘bright’ sounds and detailed processing on this record, which will please some and make
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