Lunatic Harness

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Lunatic Harness
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Studio album by µ-Ziq
Released 30 June 1997 (1997-06-30)
Genre Drill 'n' bass, IDM
Length 71:52
Label Planet Mu, Astralwerks
Producer Mike Paradinas
µ-Ziq chronology
In Pine Effect
(1995)In Pine Effect1995
Lunatic Harness
(1997)
Royal Astronomy
(1999)Royal Astronomy1999
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
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer Guide (neither)[2]
Muzik 8/10[3]
Pitchfork 8.3/10[4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[5]

In 2013, Spin named it one of the 20 best Astralwerks albums.[6] In 2017, Pitchfork placed it at number 27 on the "50 Best IDM Albums of All Time" list.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (31 December 1999). "u-Ziq: Lunatic Harness". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 21 October 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2006. 
  5. ^ "µ-Ziq: Lunatic Harness". Rolling Stone: 64. 7 August 1997. 
  6. ^ Sherburne, Philip (29 July 2013). "µ-Ziq – Lunatic Harness (1997)". Spin. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time". Pitchfork. 24 January 2017. p. 3. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 

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