Classic 2003 album by µ-Ziq; 12 tracks consisting of hard cut-up breaks influenced electronics, distorted washes of melodic detritus and occasional serene ambience; all harking back to his various pasts (the track 'Meinheld' for instance recalls '97's 'Lunatic Harness' and 'My Mengegus' would sound like it was lifted off 1993's 'Tango N'Vectif' were it not for the give-away of digital plug-ins. However, much of the album charts new territory for Paradinas, like the opening track 'Johnny Mastricht' which is inspired by the 2-step garage sound, but with Mike's own trademark melodic sensibilities taking the place of the bass and the 'Grape Nut beats' duo of tracks which mix 6/8 gabber-techno; old skool rave and nu-skool breaks with speed garage basslines and jungle drums. 'On?Off' features the vocals of Mike Dykehouse (another Planet Mu artist) embellishing a dirty-bass electroish anthem. It is officially the sixth µ-Ziq album.
released June 2, 2003
Written and produced by Mike Paradinas. Track 4 written by Brad Laner, remixed and produced by Mike Paradinas. Track 5 features vocals by Mike Dykehouse. Track 8 written by Luke McMillan, remixed and produced by Mike Paradinas.
Stellar compilation of everything progressive and electronic from the UK, which is to say - a plethora of gorgeous delights running from placid ambient to drill n' bass. Get this and Touched 2 and basically, you have weeks of joy. Listening to this compilation in 2019 has given me so much delight. About the primer for what's good in IDM of the 2010's. :) Egg Wizard