µ-Ziq ‎– Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique

Planet Mu ‎– ZIQ190CD
CD, Album


1 Prongh Seemness 3:08
2 Duntisbourne Abbots 2:01
3 Dexedrine Girl 2:53
4 Woozy 2:54
5 2CV 2:33
6 Eggshell 3:03
7 Dirtylush Stinkwife 3:37
8 Strawberry Fields Hotel 3:58
9 Pons Pons 4:45
10 Old & Tired 2:57
11 Rise Of The Salmon 3:52
12 Something Else 3:24
13 Insomnia 3:01
14 Painshill Park 2:18
15 Acid Steak Night 5:54
16 Eggshell 2 4:03
17 Drum Light 5:37

Companies, etc.



Mastered at Optimum, Bristol.

Thanks to my kids: Caleb & Lorien. My family: Mum, Dad, Richard & Jasmine, Maria, Amber & Anna. Special Thanks to Libby Floyd.

Thanks to my friends & those who helped me: Aaron Funk, Alexandra Mileece Abson, Anne Gallien, Attila Schmidt, Ben Curzon, Carly Stacey, J. Valentine, Chris Reeves, Dylan Nathan, Ed Lawes, Harry Srd, Janine & Andy, Jo Apps, Joana Seguro, Jones, Josie, Leafy, Luke Vibert, Mary-Anne Hobbs, Nik, Nina Dallaway, Patrick Fox, Ruby Smith, Sheikh, Tim Shaw, Tim Tetlow & all of the other people I've met in the last year or left off this list: Thanks X.

Tracks published by Chrysalis Music Ltd. except track 15 published by Copyright Control/Chrysalis Music Ltd.
P 2007 Planet Mu Records Ltd. C 2007 Planet Mu Records Ltd.
Made in England.

Issued in a standard jewel case with four page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 600116819024
  • Matrix / Runout: BC11605 @ 2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LW04
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AAHY3


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August 25, 2012
Music is an art, not everyone likes high brow, not everyone likes dada, and not everyone considers comic books to be art. You're allowed to not like Mike Paradinas but to call him second rate or worst of all unimaginative, is disgusting. Richard D. James has risen to greater fame, yes but I find some of his works to be lack luster and repetitive. I think he's talented but I think also that a lot of his fame is do to hype and stupid labels like IDM. Comparing Mike Paradinas to Autechre is insulting. Autechre is NOT in the same league as Aphex Twin, they're earliest works were their most structured. Even works from the late to mid-90's lack structure and they failed to ever evolve. It's all generic. All these factors together are why Autechre have never been put on the pedestal that Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada have. Mike Paradinas has a definitive style and has created plenty of creative and complex works. There is things I would change if I were him, but as a musician my self, I'd like to say, I'd like to see you do better.


March 10, 2012
I feel like a lot of people confuse poor production for poor composition. Paradinas never really worked with sophisticated gear. In an interview I read he said that he had always used the same programming methods and didnt see any reason to change. That said I think his overall image of being a 2nd rate Aphex twin or Luke Vibert has everything to do with his tech and nothing to do with his ideas.


September 1, 2008
It seem µ-Ziq is forever to remain in the shadow of his more illustrious musical friends - Aphex Twin, Autechre, Venetian Snares et al - & for good reason. There's very little imagination or indeed talent displayed in this album. None of the tracks distinguish themselves significantly; there's a variety of styles on display, but that's about as far as the interest goes here. This is basic, uninteresting stuff; not in any way unexpected from µ-Ziq, but very disappointing nonetheless.


February 15, 2008

Although like Bilious Paths and Royal Astronomy before it, Duntisbourne Abbots takes a while to get into and appreciate. Once you do it's one hell of an album. The songs have been planned out, not to go on for too long and as a result most are under three minutes - or slightly over.

A collection of haunting off-tune melodies awaits you, they drone and they are put to catchy beats that although quiet don't let up. The same two or three melodies are reprised in songs in different forms, that was disappointing but in some cases it actually works a charm (however in the order of the tracklist the reprises are significantly worse usually).

Highlights are Prongh Seemness, Dexedrine Girl, 2CV, Strawberry Fields Hotel (brilliant), Old & Tired, Something Else, Rise Of the Salmon, Acid Steak Night, Drum Light.

A brilliant ambient/IDM/whatnot album worth the purchase.