µ-ZiqLunatic Harness

Label:Planet Mu – CDPU5, Planet Mu – CDPU 5, Hut Recordings – ICPN 724384430924, Hut Recordings – 7 24384 43092 4
CD, Album
Style:Abstract, IDM, Drum n Bass, Experimental


1Brace Yourself Jason6:22
2Hasty Boom Alert5:15
3Mushroom Compost3:19
5Lunatic Harness6:05
6Approaching Menace7:01
7My Little Beautiful5:39
8Secret Stair Pt. 14:16
9Secret Stair Pt. 24:59
11Catkin And Teasel4:36
13Midwinter Log6:40

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Comes in a standard jewel case with stiff card insert.

Mastered at the Townhouse.
All compositions published by Chrysalis Music Ltd.
The copyright in this recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd.
℗ 1997 Virgin Records Ltd. © 1997 Virgin Records Ltd.
Printed in the U.K. on the backcover
Made in the U.K. on the disc

Cat#s on inlay, CD and backcover: CDPU 5 7 24384 43092 4

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (text): 7 24384 43092 4
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1445
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 1448
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): EMI SWINDON 844309 2 @ 1 :1:7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): EMI SWINDON 844309 2 . 1 :1:1
  • Label Code: LC 3098

Other Versions (5 of 15)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Lunatic Harness (CD, Album)Astralwerks, Caroline RecordsASW 6201-2, ASW 6201US1997
Recently Edited
Lunatic Harness (2×LP, Album)Planet Mu, VirginPULP5, 7243 8 44309 1 7UK1997
Lunatic Harness (CD, Album)Planet Mu, Planet Mu, Hut Recordings, Hut RecordingsCDPU5, CDPU 5, 7243 8 44309 2 4, ICPN 724384430924Europe1997
Recently Edited
Lunatic Harness (CD, Album)VirginVJCP-25331Japan1997
New Submission
Lunatic Harness (CD, Advance, Album, Promo)AstralwerksASW 6201 ADUS1997


  • Numanoid's avatar
    Edited 14 days ago
    Paradinas knew how to put out records, this was like his eight or ninth in just 4 years (including Mick & Rich). And quality kept on getting better as he went along, Lunatic Harness is among his best ever releases, and probably his magnum opus.
    • greatbigbluesky's avatar
      I had a MINT/MINT copy of this which I sold. It was returned as Side one features 'The Way We Swing' by Crazy Penis. Some people may have this on vinyl and wonder why S1 sounds different...cos it aint Paradinas its a misspress. Any-one else got the misspress?
      • CamiloCB's avatar
        By far my fav. VG to get into IDM.
        Also waiting for the repress!
        • radiophonic72's avatar
          Great album Mike - probably your best and most consistent work!
          • norepetitivebeats's avatar
            There is something very soothing and timeless about this record. Just listened to it for the first time in about 15 years or so and it really has aged well. Loads of smooth Moog type sine wave lead synth sounds, lush pads and organs placed over extremely well programmed glitch scattery beats with just a little melancholy. Definitely his best work IMO. Well worth digging out. If the Clangers had Logic this is what they would make ;)
            • Vimster's avatar
              Well, perhaps not an 'absolute genius', but certainly one of the originals, much imitated. Muzik magazine, in 1997 asked "his most accessible record yet?" perhaps so, the beats aren't so messed up you can't get into them, and this is good pre-DSP beat-trickery.
              • Illabadilla's avatar
                Edited 21 years ago
                Mike Paradinas, the man behind U-ziq, is an absolute genius. In the mid 90's he hung out with Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher), Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), and Luke vibert (Plug, Wagon Christ) His style feature more funk/jazzish stylings, with flowing atmospherics with a spacey feel. This best track on this album is the first track!



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