• µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Reviewed by amoeblog

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

    µ-Ziq has a new album out today. It is called "Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique." This is about the seventh album Mike Paradinas has released as µ-Ziq. Mike has been a busy little man over the last 15 years or so. He has been around through the shifts and changes in the world that is electronica music. I have been listening to him for a while now and am always intrigued and excited to hear what new thing he has worked on. Most of his µ-Ziq albums
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  • The electronic musical maestro returns with a somewhat mixed new album

    µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Reviewed by subba-culture

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

    Mike Paradinas AKA Mu-Ziq AKA Kid Spatula etc can rightly take his place as one of the major players in modern British electronica. Just like Richard D. James, Paradinas has inspired and influenced a whole generation of electronic artists. In doing so he has also created some of the greatest electronic music of all time. The debut Mu-Ziq record - Tango N’ Vectif in 1993 - can rightly be considered one of the classic albums amongst the genre. His style mixed
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  • µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Reviewed by barcodezine

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

    I make this the 7th U-Ziq (Mike Paradinas) album since the project’s conception in 1993. Renowned U-Ziq albums include Tango N’Vectif (1993), Lunatic Harness (1997) and Royal Astronomy (1999), all of which illuminated the ambient/electro genre.

    With Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique, however, Paradinas stands nakedly transparent. Everything from the title to the artwork to the song titles to the music itself signals an artist struggling for
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  • µ-Ziq - Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

    Reviewed by popmatters.com

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

    Oh, hindsight. When µ-Ziq's last album, Bilious Paths, came out four years ago, I found myself decrying its apparent focus on heavy processing and spastic rhythmic overload. µ-Ziq's Mike Paradinas had always distinguished himself from his contemporaries among the '90s IDM pioneers on the strength of his melodies, layered and majestic, whereas the new album buried them in rapid drum edits and noisy effects tweaking. Suddenly Paradinas seemed to be edging into the
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