• µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

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    <b> µ-Ziq </b> - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Duntisbourne... is by no means bad, on the contrary, it's just that for such a pioneer in his field we might expect a little bit extra from Mike Paradinas


    It's been four long years since u-Ziq's last album release but finally Planet Mu's head and owner has let loose Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique. The album smoothly flows with an IDM consistency; reminiscent of many leading Warp artists such as Aphex Twin and Squarepusher. Similarities to Autechre are also present, and on some of the less beat intensive tracks, hints of Plaid can be found. Unfortunately, upon listening it becomes clear that a number of tracks never really seem to venture anywhere. If released ten years ago, this would turn more heads. In essence, it lacks any real invention and despite being a well-produced album created by a truly talented artist, as a musical exhibit, it lacks originality. There are positives on the album, in the form of gems such as Dirtylush Stinkwife, Rise of the Salmon and Acid Steak Night, the latter of which is a collaborative piece with Mu label mate The Doubtful Guest. Duntisbourne... is by no means bad, on the contrary, it's just that for such a pioneer in his field we might expect a little bit extra from Mike Paradinas.

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