June News µ-Ziq, Fabric, John Wizards

  • Posted by: Thomas on Jun 27, 2013

    Monday saw the release of the brand new µ-Ziq album Chewed Corners. (The first new material since 2007's Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique). All the pre orders have now been shipped however, there was a slight delay on the vinyl and CD so please be patient. If you have not got it yet it is available now from the Planet Mu store as well as all good record shops.

    On the 12th of July Planet Mu are taking over room 3 at Fabric, on the lineup for Planet Mu is Boxcutter, Ital Tek, Konx-Om-Pax and the Planet Mu Dj's. 'Boxcutter') and 'Konx-Om-Pax') have both done awesome mixes for the Fabric blog to give you some idea of what to expect on the night.

    On the 17th of June we released the digital single for our new signing John Wizards. Featuring remixes from Ital Tek and LV it gives a little taste of what to expect from the full length set for release in September i.e lush South African vibes, the perfect soundtrack to the summer.

    Lastly on the 15th of July we have a new single from the Intergalactic Prophets.

    After their collaboration at last year’s Unsound festival, there were rumours about a recorded EP from Interplanetary Prophets a.k.a. Jamal Moss (Hieroglyphic Being) and Daniel Martin Mccormick (Ital). The good news is they were true.

    These tracks are the fruits of studio jams earlier this year, edited down into three long, dense pieces. And the coupling really works; Interplanetary Prophets feels and sounds like a brand new entity.

    Burning Chrome opens, stretching effects and warm, filtered chords over popping drums, designed for deep space voyaging. Zero Hour manages to mirror the intention and seriousness of post-punk electronic bands such as Ike Yard or Monoton, Jamal’s deadpan voice dropping incantions over a stark, hypnotising beat, and whooshing atmosphere. The closer, Running out of Time is beatless, and cosmic. Held together with pulsing bass and quiet breathing, notes flicker like burning embers, occasionally shaped by slabs of synth.

    These are tracks that mirror their creators, carving techno into new shapes with a nod to the past and a foot in the future.

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