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Mu-ziqs latest album
any good?


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#51 doug

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:25 PM

there's a pretty good little EP hiding in there:

01. prongh seemness
02. duntisbourne abbots
03. strawberry fields hotel
03. something else
05. insomnia

but the rest distracts from it i think... some of it is ridiculous.

#52 chenGOD

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 09:20 AM

This whole album is fucking lush. Some of his most organic and life-filled tracks.
Seriously, people, just sit down and listen to the album. I don't mean flick through the mp3s. I mean listen to it.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 01:48 PM

I don't really get the hate. A lot of this album is beautiful.

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 10:46 AM

And a quick µ-Ziq noob/jzzbnd question: Has Mike P ever actually said what the actual relevance of Duntisbourne Abbots (as in the place) is to the songs on the album?

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (Caretstik @ Dec 30 2007, 04:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And a quick µ-Ziq noob/jzzbnd question: Has Mike P ever actually said what the actual relevance of Duntisbourne Abbots (as in the place) is to the songs on the album?



dunno but its over there in the west country near where he used to be based init?
probably the location of some bad goings on id say

none of my business really

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 02:26 PM

QUOTE (LUDD @ Dec 30 2007, 06:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Caretstik @ Dec 30 2007, 04:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And a quick µ-Ziq noob/jzzbnd question: Has Mike P ever actually said what the actual relevance of Duntisbourne Abbots (as in the place) is to the songs on the album?



dunno but its over there in the west country near where he used to be based init?
probably the location of some bad goings on id say

none of my business really

Yeah, that's what I thought as well LUDD. Was just curious if he'd ever mentioned publicly the place itself as well the other stuff that had gone into his making the album.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:35 PM

QUOTE (LUDD @ Dec 31 2007, 04:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
none of my business really


hehe, despite the fact he included it in his album title for the whole world to see and speculate over : O

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 12:43 PM

seemed folks were saying it was shit but from the sound samples, it sounds like the best thing since Royal Astronomy. i'm certainly going to pick this up now that i've found out i don't have to listen to all that annoying as fuck drill n bass/breakcore stuff anymore.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:56 PM

yeah, people are dumb. trust your own ears.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:15 PM

Yeah, I need to pick this one up too.

P.S. It's nice and quiet in the µ-Ziq sub-forum. A man can actually hear himself think.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:49 AM

I love the shit out of it!

THE SHIT!


mmmmmmmmmmmusixk...........

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 08:12 AM

i gave this a listen and wow, what a totally underwhelming album, it meanders and nothing stands out.
i give this album a strong meh.

Edited by azatoth, 20 February 2008 - 08:13 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2008 - 02:25 AM

I dropped out of electronic music for awhile and managed to completely not hear there was a new mu-Ziq until just over a month ago. There are some great melodies on this one, for sure (2CV) but in general it sounds to me like he put a Kid Spatula amount of effort into it but wants us to take it seriously.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 08:41 AM

like someone said there's a great EP in there (at best) but on the whole i feel like i'm listening to 17mixes of the same track. compare this to the tango or lunatic albums and it pales in comparison.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:48 PM

utter crap (this album)

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:04 PM

utter no.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:52 PM

QUOTE (SPD² @ Jan 27 2008, 10:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the best thing since Royal Astronomy.


LOL

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 04:12 PM

QUOTE (Fred McGriff @ Mar 4 2008, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (SPD² @ Jan 27 2008, 10:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the best thing since Royal Astronomy.


LOL


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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:50 PM

Are we laughing because it's actually way better than royal astronomy?

Royal astronomy was utter wanks.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 07:47 PM

I dunno, production-wise Royal Astronomy was definitely a step down from Lunatic Harness/Brace Yourself and had more of a cheesy/pop feel to it, especially with all the phony orchestral sounds. I think it's still a pretty solid release though and has some really memorable, catchy tracks (fuckin World Of Leather, hell yes).
Duntisbourne Abbots on the other hand just seems like a half-assed effort. It's nice enough, and will probably grow on me with time when I actually bother to give it more listens, but it just doesn't seem to have as much substance to it.

Edited by Chogg, 06 March 2008 - 07:48 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2008 - 08:43 AM

QUOTE (Amen Warrior @ Mar 4 2008, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Royal astronomy was utter wanks.


carpet muncher was great.




i tried Duntisbourne Abbotts again last night, forced myself to listen to the whole thing, and i still hate it. it's so bloody depressing to listen to. especially while looking at the album art

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 08:52 AM

i certainly thought Bilious Paths was the one with the least substance. a plateauxing of his sound and not a move forward but rather sideways. Duntisbourn Abbots is definately a movement.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:53 AM

Carpet Muncher WAS great, i don't think i enjoyed anything else on royal astronomy apart from maybe the last tune.

Duntisbourne is lush though, who gives a shit if he uses the same sounds throughout when the composition is that great. Some of those tracks are fucking gorgeous.

Bilious Paths was wicked as well..a move sideways? Plateauxing of his sound? It doesn't sound like any other of his releases.

I'm seeing him next week, wahey.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:41 PM

Royal Astronomy is the pure musical soul of Mike. its the Dungeons & Dragons computer music nerd album he was always meant to make. its so him. it's all there in plain sight (/sound).

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:24 AM

Been listening to this a lot lately. The last track is my favorite.