groupe pas mal du tout qu'on n'entend pas assez souvent... Royal Astronomy,
un de leurs CD... Ecouter
(1/00, p.30) - Ranked #31 in Mojo Magazine's "Best of 1999"
Spin (9/99, p.199) - 7 out of 10 - "...is his most ambitious
work to date....[takes] pomo weirdness back to the old-world parlors
from which it once ran shreiking..."
(9/99, p.110) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...there's a not unpleasant
sense of the beats disappearing into a syncopated lattice of melody
and counter-melody - as if this really were the next step in dance
Weekly (7/30/99, p.75) - "...[Mu-Ziq] crafts knotty compositions
out of everything in reach....[pitting] slapstick against pathos,
pastoralism against urban paranoia....the thrill is always fun."
- Rating: B+
(7/26/99, p.3) - "...[Michael Paradinas'] most accessible release
to date...an extraterrestrial touch that allows its creator to reside
in a galaxy far, far away from his contemporaries."
Press (9/99, p.108) - 4 out of 5 - "...one of the finest electronica
releases you'll probably never hear a peep about....ROYAL ASTRONOMY
is the most cuddly and accessible work of [Paradinas'] career..."
Mojo (9/99, p.112) - "Mike Paradinas graduated from the Aphex
Twin school of techno weirdry...[shifting] at random, between hazy
beauty and ear-serrating noise....everything falls neatly into place..."
Wire (9/99, p.53) - "...a bold work, scattered with exotic
surprises....he slings mud at sickly schmaltz melodies, spraying
them with beats forced throuigh a tarpit of effects."
(9/99, p.76) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...weirdo sonic avant gardism...he
comes up with some of his most immediate work yet by turning to
classical orchestration for inspiration..."