• µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Reviewed by warpmart

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

    Stripped back variations on themes and sonics on Mike 'Mr Planet-Mu'Paradinas's first album in four years. Is this really a concept album? A man on the cover lays with his brain smashed on a road somewhere near Gloucester and the album and song titles seem to hint at very difficult feelings. However the music seems to have been created as Panacea to the feelings hinted at in the titles, gentle pastoral ambient techno that gently unfolds, each track fairly short, no
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  • µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Reviewed by smallfish

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

    I must admit I was slightly concerned about this release (mainly due to the grisly cover artwork). However I needn't have worried as it turns out because this is a classic slab of Mike Paradinas electronica. And by that I mean I really like it! Comes across like an updated, slightly modernised version of Tango n Vectif or Bluff Limbo at times with some wonderfully odd melodic moments and a collection of eclectic, funky, weird and just plain brilliant rhythmic
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  • µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Reviewed by Boomkat

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

    The break-up album, it's the way otherwise totally autistic musicians (read : most of them) manage to tell the outside world how they're feeling, and few have left less to the imagination than electronica old-skooler and Planet Mu boss Mike Paradinas on the cover art of this latest full-length. 'Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique' as if you didn't get the idea from the title is an album which goes through the break-up of Paradinas and his partner, and
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  • Hypnotherapy.

    µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Reviewed by BBC

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

    Fans of early µ-ziq releases such as Tango N’ Vectif will be pleased to hear that, for his eighth album, Mike Paradinas has turned his back on the groove-less drum’n’bass assaults that have made up much of his recent output. He’s opted instead for stripped, hypnotic rhythms and lush-but-seasick melodies. This kind of woozy electronica may not dazzle in the way it did back in its mid-90s heyday, but there’s still a dizzying kind of fun to be had from
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