Achieving healthy record sales and staying true to the pioneering spirit of the underground is no mean feat.
Paradinas dished out a wealth of archival material last spring, only a few months after Aphex Twin did the same. Now he's back with Aberystwyth Marine, a long-lost µ-Ziq album whose tracks were written in the period between 1996 and 1998, around the time he released the Lunatic Harness and Royal Astronomy LPs. A fan asked Paradinas on Twitter why it wasn't released at the time it was recorded. Because Virgin Records wanted something different," he replied
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Mike Paradinas has struck gold while digging through his archives. The latest nugget to be unearthed is Aberystwyth Marine, a long-lost album from his µ-ZIQ alias made circa 1996 to 1998, between his albums Lunatic Harness and Royal Astronomy. Paradinas has now released the album on Bandcamp – download it in high quality or stream it below.
Michael Paradinas (born 26 September 1971), better known by his stage name μ-Ziq (pronounced "music" or mu-zik), is an English electronic musician from Wimbledon, London. He was associated with the electronic style intelligent dance music (IDM) during the 1990s, and recorded on Rephlex Records alongside artists such as Aphex Twin and Squarepusher