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mu-Ziq

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#1 span

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 06:08 AM

I've wanted to go through planet mu's catalogue for a while so I've come up with this: twice a week, say mondays and fridays, I'll be posting an album from planet mu, and anyone who so wants to listens to it, and shares thoughts. I think twice a week is a reasonable rate - one for the work days and one for the weekend. I'll be doing it chronologically using this handy dandy list of releases: https://planet.mu/releases/

 

tomorrow i'll be starting with tango'n'vectif, and from there we'll go through the breakcore, dubstep, footwork eras, with all sorts of weird stuff inbetween. Personally i'll be using spotify since i paid for premium like a fuckin moron, but I'll be posting spotify / bleepstore / whatever links for your convenience. Ain't that nice


Edited by span, 18 November 2018 - 06:09 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2018 - 06:24 AM

Haven't heard a mu release in ages since Machinedrum rooms. Any current (more breakbeat focused) tips would be nice, don't have time to go through the whole catalogue. 



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Posted 18 November 2018 - 07:07 AM

Lasers N Shit

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 07:28 AM

Sounds fun, I don't know much of the Mu catalog (Mu-Ziq nor Planet Mu).

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 07:42 AM

Tango N Vectif 2xCD version (~2001 Rephlex reissue)? What a stunning record, timeless electronic music.

 

So many fantastic records released on planet µ over the years, crucial for my personal musical tastes. I haven't compulsively, repeatedly listened to anything in their catalogue for a little while though, but still. Really enjoyed the recent Sinjin Hawke and Zorah Jones EP, quite underwhelmed by Ital Tek's latest.

Personal favorites, aside from Mike P's output, might be Kuedo's Severant, Leafcutter John's The Housebound Spirit, Ital Tek's Hollow, Hrvastki's Swarm & Dither, The Host, Eero Johannes. And Jega.



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Posted 18 November 2018 - 08:02 AM

Haven't heard a mu release in ages since Machinedrum rooms. Any current (more breakbeat focused) tips would be nice, don't have time to go through the whole catalogue. 

 

All of the Herva, Jlin, Ital Tek, Kuedo albums are all solid. New and previously released u-Ziq is all damn good too. I really enjoyed Claude Speeed and WWWINGS. Ekopletz is a bit more experimental but interesting dubby stuff.



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Posted 18 November 2018 - 10:51 AM

 

Haven't heard a mu release in ages since Machinedrum rooms. Any current (more breakbeat focused) tips would be nice, don't have time to go through the whole catalogue. 

 

All of the Herva, Jlin, Ital Tek, Kuedo albums are all solid. New and previously released u-Ziq is all damn good too. I really enjoyed Claude Speeed and WWWINGS. Ekopletz is a bit more experimental but interesting dubby stuff.

 

also the new richard devine is 1 of the best records i heard this year, good that it's released on P-mu



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Posted 18 November 2018 - 06:05 PM

Tango n vectif was released 25 yrs ago this thursday!
Slag boom van loon prolly my all time favourite planet mu release...

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 02:48 AM

Buying all the random one-off artist albums on Mu back in the day was a big part of my early collecting years.

Couple of years ago an online friend wanted a lil primer of that stuff so I made him a µ.zip. Got him to send it back to me yesterday to remind me what was in there.

 

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^so there's some potentials. There's some missing I think though as there no way I woulda left out Ambulance.


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 08:58 AM

hey this is a great idea. I'd say I've tackled about half of the mu-verse, and certainly 95% of the last 10 years. I'll try and keep pace - sounds fun! Someone else do this so I don't have to *just* yell at span cmon guys



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Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:24 AM

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Tango N’Vectif

Released 22-11-1993

 

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Bleepstore: https://planetmu.ble...q-tango-nvectif
Bandcamp: https://mikeparadina...m/tango-nvectif
Spotify: https://open.spotify...DQyScIR_vaID3CA

 
 
Tracklist:
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Description:
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Relevant mu20 section:
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:48 AM

you know, I intended to post relevant bits from the book for each release, but that might be a pain in the ass, so don't expect much.

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 10:56 AM

Haven't heard a mu release in ages since Machinedrum rooms. Any current (more breakbeat focused) tips would be nice, don't have time to go through the whole catalogue. 

lol wtf are you doing on this board?



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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:24 AM

 

Haven't heard a mu release in ages since Machinedrum rooms. Any current (more breakbeat focused) tips would be nice, don't have time to go through the whole catalogue. 

lol wtf are you doing on this board?

Fuck you.



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Posted 19 November 2018 - 03:31 PM

lots of good modern Mu stuff. I was also not paying attention to them from about 07-13 then woke up like "oh shit THATs on mu? THAT too?! oh whats this new stuff... whoa"



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Posted 19 November 2018 - 03:43 PM

Just listened to the regular record, liked almost everything in there. I've heard some before but definitely not all and definitely all at once as an album. Title track, u-Ziq theme, Burnt Sienna, Iesope, and stood out, lots of good throughout. Definitely a bit dated at times, seems weird hearing for the first time like 20 years later. But overall I can see why it's gotten a lot of love, it was enjoyable. A few tracks sounded a touch Aphex-y in sounds, last few tracks I think Sonic Fox and another gave me those vibes...last track didn't do much for me, though I liked the start.

 

I didn't know u-Ziq's first was Paradinas + friend, that's news to me so thanks for adding that reading span



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Posted 19 November 2018 - 03:52 PM

Haven't heard a mu release in ages since Machinedrum rooms. Any current (more breakbeat focused) tips would be nice, don't have time to go through the whole catalogue.

lol wtf are you doing on this board?

Fuck you.


off to a good start lol

anyway, tango n vectif... not much to say about this one... as far as early 'braindance' or however you wanna call this goes, which has never been my fav genre, this is fairly enjoyable. I do appreciate that he went mostly for harsh, distorted drum sounds, cause clean-ish sounding drums (ie Vibes) just bore me to tears. Would be unfair to call him out on track selection since this thing is a completionist 2 hours edition which some extras tacked on, but I could probably make a pretty killer album out of my favs from these. Some real earworms on this thing, like Caesium and 4 Part Egg. I remembered this album being way more boring than it ended up being

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 03:58 PM

i was thinking, in a blind test with some afx, muziq, and some other artist from the same circle's music, would I be able to tell who did what? as in, what makes mike's tunes unique? I guess the arrangement choices and melody style would give it away... maybe

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 04:51 PM

This is a great idea Span - I wonder if there's some way beyond the forums we could have like a "listener's club" for these kinds of things...



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Posted 19 November 2018 - 04:53 PM

The sound of Iesope (and its later cousin Phiesope off In Pine Effect) always warms my heart.

 

At a rate of two releases per week, this thread should go on for about eight years before getting to the current point in the catalogue. One wonders where we'll be at by 2027...



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Posted 19 November 2018 - 06:04 PM

This is a great idea Span - I wonder if there's some way beyond the forums we could have like a "listener's club" for these kinds of things...


Discord ?

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:19 PM

At a rate of two releases per week, this thread should go on for about eight years before getting to the current point in the catalogue. One wonders where we'll be at by 2027...


really? i didnt bother doing the math... the plan is to do 2 "main" albums every week, plus whatever singles and EPs were released in that timespan

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 12:06 AM

This series is perfect for me, as I've not delved too far into Planet Mu discography. I have a compilation CD in storage that I haven't listened to in years, might have to dig it out.



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Posted 20 November 2018 - 12:58 AM

Buying all the random one-off artist albums on Mu back in the day was a big part of my early collecting years.

Couple of years ago an online friend wanted a lil primer of that stuff so I made him a µ.zip. Got him to send it back to me yesterday to remind me what was in there.

 

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^so there's some potentials. There's some missing I think though as there no way I woulda left out Ambulance.

 

Knew there was some missing, here's the whole thing

 

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 01:43 AM

spoilers man





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