An amazing return to form from Mike Paradinas: 12 tracks of hard breaks influenced electronic music harking back to his various pasts (the track "Meinheld" recalls '97's Lunatic Harness remixed by Remarc and "My Mengegus" could have been off Tango N"Vectif). But much of the album charts new territory for Mike, like the opening track "Johnny Maastricht" which mixes the new 2-step "hardcore garage/rave" sound with his own trademark melodic sensibilities and the "Grape-Nut Beats" duo of tracks which mix 6/8 gabber-techno; old skool rave and nu-skool breaks with bassline ragga hardtek. On/Off features the vocal talents of Mike Dykehouse (another Planet Mu artist) embellishing a dirty-bass electroish anthem (definitely nothing like that "electroclash" thing though - apparently). It's most probably the sixth µ-Ziq album (depending on how you count - the last being 1999's 40,000 selling Royal Astronomy) and it's Mike Paradinas' 18th full length release. It's good! Mike Paradinas will bringing his µ-ziq show stateside this summer in support of the release of this album, with a full country tour.
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