• Various - The Sacred Symbols Of Mu

    Reviewed by adam anonymous (Plan B)

    <b> Various </b> - The Sacred Symbols Of Mu

    If music were a competition - and perhaps it should be - Planet Mu would run out undisputed heavyweight champions of the (electronic) world. Like all great winners they bost talent and punches to spare, celebrated and demonstrated on this 100th album-commemorating double set. Initially, the temptation is to field haymakers from brilliant big and bashy beat-meisters Venetian Snares, Shitmat, Soundmurderer or label founder µ-Ziq, but delve a little deeper and it's the comparative featherweights who hit hardest. Dubstep duo Vex'd refine their distinctive brand of what shall henceforth be known as speaker-wobbling 'womp'; Pinch, Boxcutter and Distance do similar slow-moving gymnastics with sonic splendour, after their vocal Mancunian cousins Virus Syndicate expand grime's geography once more via 'Neva'. One hundred not out's rarely felt so fresh.

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