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Album:
Challenge Me Foolish
Style:
IDM, Experimental
Released:
2018
Country:
Europe
FLAC vers. size:
1779 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1531 mb
WMA vers. size:
1595 mb
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Challenge Me Foolish’ is an almost lost album of µ-Ziq material circa 1998-99, an era that saw Mike Paradinas release ‘Royal Astronomy’ on the now defunct Virgin subsidiary Hut records, and also tour with Björk. It’s an era of his music that’s definitely worth re-exploring, in which Mike went against the grain by producing music that was baroque, melodic and whimsical, while the IDM movement he was lumped with made instrumental music that was often neurotic and complicated

Challenge Me Foolish is the third compendium of "lost" µ-Ziq material to surface on Planet Mu in the last three years-the fourth if we're including Expert Knob Twiddlers, the reissue of Paradinas' collaborative album with Aphex Twin. It compiles music written between 1998 and '99, and serves as a retrospective primer for the orchestral pop leanings of Royal Astronomy, Paradinas' fifth µ-Ziq album. Both Royal Astronomy and Challenge Me Foolish feature tracks with the Japanese vocalist Kazumi.

Mike Paradinas returns to his µ-Ziq moniker after five years. Inclement is a lumbering, spooky, peak-time Paradinas melody from 1998, it's arpeggios intertwining to make more than the sum of it's parts. From the album "Challenge Me Foolish" out 13th April.

Following two previous archival collections, Challenge Me Foolish dusts off unreleased tracks from the late 1990s, when the Planet Mu founder was making breakbeat-laced IDM with a strange sense of humor. Perhaps if Virgin had properly marketed µ-Ziq’s 1997 album Lunatic Harness, Paradinas wouldn’t have had to take matters into his own hands with his independent imprint Planet Mu. In the 21st century, focusing more on A&R than his own productions, Paradinas had a hand in spreading breakcore, dubstep, and footwork globally, helping to establish the careers of RP Boo, Traxman, Pinch, Venetian Snares, and others. Since the release of his 2013 comeback Chewed Corners, Paradinas has also dug deep into his old hard drives for archival forays like RY30 Trax and Aberystwyth Marine

He hasn't released much new music during this period, apart from one LP and two EPs as µ-Ziq and two albums as part of Heterotic, the synth pop duo consisting of him and his wife, Lara Rix-Martin. Apart from these, there have been several collections of rare and unreleased material, not to mention hundreds of loosies uploaded to SoundCloud, most of which date from the '90s.

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Challenge Me Foolish ‎(CD, Album). ZIQ400, ZIQ 400. µ-Ziq. Challenge Me Foolish ‎(2xLP, Album). Planet Mu, Planet Mu.

Challenge Me Foolish, 2018.

Challenge Me Foolish’ is an almost lost album of µ-Ziq material circa 1998-99, an era that saw Mike Paradinas release ‘Royal Astronomy’ on the now defunct Virgin subsidiary Hut records, and also tour with Björk.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Inclement 4:21
2 Undone 4:35
3 Challenge Me Foolish
Featuring – Kazumi
4:00
4 Bassbins 4:01
5 Robin Hood Gate 3:55
6 Perhaps 4:14
7 Durian
Featuring – Kazumi
3:55
8 Ceiling 2:47
9 Lexicon
Featuring – Kazumi
4:16
10 Perfame 4:13
11 Playbox 4:52
12 Sad Inlay
Featuring – Kazumi
4:59
13 Peek Freans 4:39
14 DoDaDu
Featuring – Kazumi
3:21

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Planet Mu
  • Mastered At – Ten Eight Seven Mastering
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Planet Mu Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Planet Mu Records Ltd.
  • Pressed By – Keyproduction.co.uk

Credits

  • Artwork – Tyrone Williams
  • Design – Fabian Harb, Joseph Shakespeare
  • Mastered By – Beau Thomas

Notes

µ-Ziq logo sticker attached to front of jewel case with clear tray.

Mastered at Teneightseven Mastering.

Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 055300 392756
  • Matrix / Runout: KEYPRODUCTION.CO.UK ZIQ400 13 A00
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 946A

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ZIQ400, ZIQ 400 µ-Ziq Challenge Me Foolish ‎(2xLP, Album) Planet Mu, Planet Mu ZIQ400, ZIQ 400 Europe 2018
ZIQ400 µ-Ziq Challenge Me Foolish ‎(14xFile, FLAC, Album) Planet Mu ZIQ400 Europe 2018
ZIQ400 µ-Ziq Challenge Me Foolish ‎(15xFile, FLAC, Album) Planet Mu ZIQ400 Europe 2018

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Inclement 4:21
2 Undone 4:35
3 Challenge Me Foolish
Featuring – Kazumi
4:00
4 Bassbins 4:01
5 Robin Hood Gate 3:55
6 Perhaps 4:14
7 Durian
Featuring – Kazumi
3:55
8 Ceiling 2:47
9 Lexicon
Featuring – Kazumi
4:16
10 Perfame 4:13
11 Playbox 4:52
12 Sad Inlay
Featuring – Kazumi
4:59
13 Peek Freans 4:39
14 DoDaDu
Featuring – Kazumi
3:21

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ZIQ400CD µ-Ziq Challenge Me Foolish ‎(CD, Album) Planet Mu ZIQ400CD Europe 2018
ZIQ400, ZIQ 400 µ-Ziq Challenge Me Foolish ‎(2xLP, Album) Planet Mu, Planet Mu ZIQ400, ZIQ 400 Europe 2018
ZIQ400 µ-Ziq Challenge Me Foolish ‎(15xFile, FLAC, Album) Planet Mu ZIQ400 Europe 2018