• µ-Ziq - Bilious Paths

    Reviewed by Justin Kleinfeld (CMJ New Music)

    <b> µ-Ziq </b> - Bilious Paths

    Mike Paradinas (a.k.a. µ-ZIQ) creates music on a higher plane than most electronic producers, a fact embodied by the 12 tracks of derailed beats and mind-numbing orchestral arrangements that mark Bilious Paths. The drill ’n’ bass “Meinheld” starts off like a buzz-saw cutting though flesh, but right before hitting the jugular, a stunning layer of synths drifts in to cut the power and heal the wound; the beautiful “Siege Of Antioch,”
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  • 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
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  • µ-Ziq - Bilious Paths

    Reviewed by Gal Detourn (Burnitblue.com)

    <b> µ-Ziq </b> - Bilious Paths

    Mike Paradinas – aka u-Ziq, Jake Slazenger and numerous monikers – is a minor hero to the electronica massive having made umpteen albums, collaborated with Aphex and established the Planet Mu label. Here, he’s does what we expect. And then a little of what we don’t expect. Like the opener, ‘Johnny Maastricht’, which is garage-rave injected with the kind of hardcore beat mayhem we expect from Mr.P. Paradinas’ distinctive melodic
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  • µ-Ziq - Bilious Paths

    <b> µ-Ziq </b> - Bilious Paths

    It seems like forever since we last heard from Mr Paradinas (apart from the constant onslaught of devastating sevens, twelves and albums from an array of new talent on his Planet-Mu imprint and, erm, the odd remix), so it comes as a welcome addition to Mu’s fine and fast-growing catalogue to at long last have a new full-lengther from the man better known as Mu-ziq ready for public consumption. “Bilious Paths” chronicles much that has happened
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