Lunatic Harness

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Lunatic Harness
Muziqlunaticharness.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 June 1997 (1997-06-30)
GenreDrill 'n' bass, IDM
Length71:52
LabelPlanet Mu, Astralwerks
ProducerMike Paradinas
µ-Ziq chronology
In Pine Effect
(1995)
Lunatic Harness
(1997)
Royal Astronomy
(1999)
Singles from Lunatic Harness
  1. "My Little Beautiful"
    Released: 1997

Lunatic Harness is the fourth studio album by British electronic music producer Mike Paradinas under the stage name µ-Ziq. It was released on 30 June 1997 in the United Kingdom on the Planet Mu label, and on 29 July 1997 in the United States on the Astralwerks label.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(neither)[2]
Muzik8/10[3]
NME8/10[4]
Pitchfork8.3/10[5]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[6]

In 2013, Spin named it one of the 20 best Astralwerks albums.[7] In 2017, Pitchfork placed it at number 27 on its list of "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time".[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Brace Yourself Jason"6:22
2."Hasty Boom Alert"5:15
3."Mushroom Compost"3:19
4."Blainville"3:40
5."Lunatic Harness"6:05
6."Approaching Menace"7:01
7."My Little Beautiful"5:39
8."Secret Stair Pt. 1"4:16
9."Secret Stair Pt. 2"5:00
10."Wannabe"6:49
11."Catkin and Teasel"4:36
12."London"6:11
13."Midwinter Log"6:38

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cooper, Sean. "Lunatic Harness – µ-Ziq". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "mu-Ziq: Lunatic Harness". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  3. ^ Wyatt, Kieran (July 1997). "µ-Ziq: Lunatic Harness (Planet/Hut)". Muzik (26): 126.
  4. ^ Goldsmith, Mike. "µ-Ziq – Lunatic Harness". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  5. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (31 December 1999). "u-Ziq: Lunatic Harness". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 21 October 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2006.
  6. ^ Micallef, Ken (7 August 1997). "µ-Ziq: Lunatic Harness". Rolling Stone: 64.
  7. ^ Sherburne, Philip (29 July 2013). "µ-Ziq – Lunatic Harness (1997)". Spin. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  8. ^ "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time". Pitchfork. 24 January 2017. p. 3. Retrieved 16 March 2017.

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