µ-Ziq ‎– Royal Astronomy

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Hut Recordings ‎– HUTDLP55, Virgin ‎– 7243 8 47725 1 2
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A1 Scaling 4:13
A2 The Hwicci Song 3:40
A3 Autumn Acid 3:37
A4 Slice 4:39
B1 Carpet Muncher 2:59
B2 The Motorbike Track 7:20
B3 Mentim 4:27
C1 The Fear
Vocals – Kazumi
4:22
C2 Gruber's Mandolin 2:37
C3 World Of Leather 4:21
C4 Scrape 1:41
D1 56 3:46
D2 Burst Your Arm 6:23
D3 Goodbye, Goodbye
Vocals – Kazumi
4:07

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ASW 6275-1 µ-Ziq Royal Astronomy(2xLP, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6275-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
CDPHUT55 µ-Ziq Royal Astronomy (Album Sampler)(CD, Promo, Smplr) Hut Recordings CDPHUT55 UK 1999 Sell This Version
VJCP 68155 µ-Ziq Royal Astronomy(CD, Album) Astralwerks, Hut Recordings VJCP 68155 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
cdhut55, 724384772529 µ-Ziq Royal Astronomy(CD, Album, Promo) Hut Recordings, Virgin cdhut55, 724384772529 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
HUTTP55 µ-Ziq Royal Astronomy(12", Promo) Hut Recordings HUTTP55 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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v1bertizm

v1bertizm

November 4, 2017
edited 10 months ago
It's almost worth buying this album for Goodbye Goodbye alone
Chalybs

Chalybs

December 15, 2014
edited over 3 years ago

Mike Paradinas work has always been quite underrated. Sure, he ain't always a master of sound like Aphex Twin or Autechre and this album may sound very dated at times (tracks like Goodbye Goodbye is an exception when it comes to sound). Yes, the drums on "The Fear" are pretty weak but it has some really pretty vocals by Kazumi Kato featured throughout as well on some of his other releases (Lexicon is another great track where the drums sound better). The compositions on this album are pretty varied and keeps you interested through the entirety of this classic release by µ-Ziq. It's decent and does not deserve a 3.0/5!

Here are some top picks: "56", "The Fear", "Autumn Acid", "Carpet Muncher" & "Goodbye Goodbye".
TIM

TIM

June 4, 2011
Pretty average in my opinion. 2 songs are a highlight. 'The Fear' & 'Goodbye, Goodbye'. Both are very good and both are very catchy. Rest of the album I don't really remember much
robcypher

robcypher

May 6, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

This is one of µ-Ziq's best overall releases, and perhaps his best LP release under that alias to date. I'm not sure what "Vimster" (the only other reviewer as of 5/7/11) was listening to when he wrote his review, but this is a delicious bit of IDM to enjoy.
Vimster

Vimster

January 10, 2003

Dear me, this must be Mike P's worst offering to date. It's as slick and uninteresting as this sort of cut-up beat stuff gets, not hard enough to be pulse-increasing, not relaxing enough to be ... relaxing, and just plain dull. Sorry, lads, it has to be said.