µ-Ziq - Lunatic Harness (1997)
Cover Front Album
Artist/Composer µ-Ziq
Length 70:51
Format mp3
Genre Ambient Techno; Electronica; Experimental Techno; IDM
Index 14
Track List
01 Brace Yourself Jason 0 06:22
02 Hasty Boom Alert 0 05:15
03 Mushroom Compost 0 03:19
04 Blainville 0 03:40
05 Lunatic Harness 0 06:05
06 Approaching Menace 0 07:01
07 My Little Beautiful 0 05:39
08 Secret Stair, Pt. 1 0 04:16
09 Secret Stair, Pt. 2 0 05:00
10 Wannabe 0 06:49
11 Catkin and Teasel 0 04:36
12 London 0 06:11
13 Midwinter Log 0 06:38
Personal
Rating 70%
Location TRAX_055
kbps 128
Details
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
Notes
Mike Paradinas' first success story from the frontlines of ambient/electro/drum'n'bass experimentation comes via his second attempt, Lunatic Harness. Following the brief but for the most part uninteresting toybox chop-up of 1996's Urmur Bile Trax, the album escapes the mire of noncommittal cheekiness (an affectation that also damaged some of his Jake Slazenger work) by returning to early releases such as Tango 'N Vectif and Bluff Limbo for inspiration, fusing pretty, affecting melodies and dynamic ambient atmospheres with beats that manage a tight balance between structured groove and complete chaos.