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Music Review: 'Royal Astronomy'

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Royal Astronomy

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Record Collection

We gave it a B+

Mike ”[Mu]-Ziq” Paradinas is to fellow sound collagist Norman ”Fatboy Slim” Cook what Robert Rauschenberg is to Roy Lichtenstein: Where Cook turns pop riffs into oversize cartoons, Paradinas crafts knotty compositions out of everything in reach. Meshing orchestral pomp with hip-hop roughnecking or snarling techno with gnomic choirs, [Mu]-Ziq’s most epic session pits slapstick against pathos, pastoralism against urban paranoia. In the end, it’s usually a draw. But the thrill is always fun. B+

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