µ-Ziq ‎– Lunatic Harness

Planet Mu ‎– PULP5, Virgin ‎– 7243 8 44309 1 7
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Brace Yourself Jason
A2 Hasty Boom Alert
A3 Mushroom Compost
B1 Blainville
B2 Lunatic Harness
B3 Approaching Menace
C1 My Little Beautiful
C2 Secret Stair (Pt. 1)
C3 Secret Stair (Pt. 2)
C4 Wannabe
D1 Catkin And Teasel
D2 London
D3 Midwinter Log

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 724384430917
  • Matrix / Runout: PULP 5 A-1-1-1 Town House DMM
  • Matrix / Runout: PULP 5 B-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout: PULP 5 C-1-1-1 Town House DMM
  • Matrix / Runout: PULP 5 D-1-1-1
  • Label Code: 3098

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDPU5, CDPU 5, ICPN 724384430924, 7 24384 43092 4 µ-Ziq Lunatic Harness(CD, Album) Planet Mu, Planet Mu, Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings CDPU5, CDPU 5, ICPN 724384430924, 7 24384 43092 4 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ASW 6201-2, ASW 6201 µ-Ziq Lunatic Harness(CD, Album) Astralwerks, Caroline Records ASW 6201-2, ASW 6201 US 1997 Sell This Version
ASW 6201 AD µ-Ziq Lunatic Harness(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Astralwerks ASW 6201 AD US 1997 Sell This Version
724384430924 µ-Ziq Lunatic Harness(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin Music Canada, Hut Recordings 724384430924 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
VJCP-25331 µ-Ziq Lunatic Harness(CD, Album) Virgin VJCP-25331 Japan 1997 Sell This Version


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September 16, 2020
edited about 1 month ago

Lunatic Harness is µ-Ziq's best album and Hasty Boom Alert is one of the greatest IDM tracks ever recorded IMHO. I believe Mike Paradinas, Richard D. James, and Tom Jenkinson are the equivalent of Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach of intelligent dance music and will only gain further appreciation in future decades.


August 19, 2017
Why is this suddenly so expensive? Median is half of what the two for sale are ... yawn.


February 7, 2016

Very interesting IDM release
highly recommended for the braindance crew


December 3, 2014

A lovely and personal favorite of mine. This album has some of the most accessible tracks by Mike.
Many tracks contain very soothing synth work mixed with complex and varied drum patterns just using a bunch of samples.
Still, they're very energetic and works good on the dancefloor as well, it felt like Paradinas really knew what he was doing here.
It can be a difficult task to blend ambient elements with hyper and distorted drums at 150+ BPM but artists like µ-Ziq and Aphex Twin sure knows how to make it work.


July 30, 2014
edited over 5 years ago

I really love the texture of the jacket on this one. It looks and feels remarkably pleasant. I wish more jackets were made like this one. The discs are also somehow very rigid compared to how thin they are.


November 25, 2011
Hasty boom alert is best I ve ever heard. Of course another tracks in this album are also nice.
I keep this LP in my DJ bag always.


November 6, 2003

Definitely THE Mike Paradinas release, weird arrangements & abstract melodies between this breakbeat madness make this tune to something special. And a really excellent work, sure will have an influence on other artists in drum'n'bass scene... respect.


January 10, 2003

This is certainly one of the greatest achievements not only of Mu-Ziq, but an electronic benchmark as well. It combines both melody and rhythm without focusing on one of these dimensions only (and with a better production than Tango N Vectif). On the brink of chaos, but that's why this album is so sparkling with genius. GET THIS!