• 14 Tracks from Planet Mu

    Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu

    Reviewed by Michaelangelo Matos Source: (Resident Advisor)

    <b> Various </b> - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu

    It's not quite fair to compare Planet Mu with Warp, but it's not totally inapt either. Both focused early and often on IDM but grew to encompass a lot more, and both have released key bass albums over the past few years. But while Mike Paradinas runs one of the tightest ships in the electronic world (doubly impressive given his label's focus on albums more than singles), Planet Mu is, by design, a lot more subcultural than Warp—Paradinas has yet to
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  • 14 Tracks From Planet Mu review

    Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu

    Reviewed by Belinda Rowse Source: (Juno Downlad)

    <b> Various </b> - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu

    Founded in 1995, initially as a subsidiary of Virgin before breaking off and going independent in 1998, Planet Mu has gone on to become an undisputed force in electronic music, setting the benchmark high and releasing some of the scene’s seminal and groundbreaking artists. Blending house, techno, dubstep, hip-hop and all the grey areas in between that have come to dominate the sonic landscape of recent years, as a label, Planet Mu have never been
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  • 14 tracks from Planet Mu

    Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu

    Reviewed by Sarah Ferguson Source: (Exclaim)

    <b> Various </b> - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu

    Deep urban grooves and bass-y IDM pervade this compilation of current music from UK-based Planet Mu. The label's debut release of 2011 could be likened to a rich tapestry of beats calmly woven with muted downtempo shades of drum & bass and dubstep. A gently illuminating vocal sample aligns beauty with intelligent drum & bass, lighting up first song "Solar" by Oriol. Ireland's Solar Bears guide the record softly and cinematically with the exclusive "To
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  • Various Artists – 14 Tracks From Planet Mu

    Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu

    Reviewed by Juliun Source: (Little Detroit)

    <b> Various </b> - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu

    Wallet-friendly round-up from the institution that is Mike Paradinas’s Planet Mu label. Proceedings get underway in some style courtesy of Oriol and his densely-layered two-step/jazz fusion cut ‘Solar’. Dubious? Even a cursory listen should prove it’s not only an accurate description, but the track is gorgeous.

    It’s hard to imagine there are many albums out there during the course of which the lambent, slow-paced melancholia of Solar
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