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Chewed Corners: Mike Paradinas' Favourite Records
Joe Clay , April 28th, 2014 10:01

The pioneering electronic musician familiarly known as μ-Ziq, Planet Mu label founder and one half of Heterotic - who have just released their second album, Weird Drift - gives Joe Clay his potted biography in 13 top records


Philip Glass - Music In Twelve Parts
The band had progressed a little bit, and we'd started writing our own songs. We used to play in the school hall. And in about '87 Tom, who was the bassist in the band, his dad had bought this Philip Glass record and we played it in the school hall so it was blasting across the PA. We had Tom cycling round in circles on his bike to this really trippy, hypnotic music. I'll always remember that, I wanted to know what it was. I made a cassette of it at his house. That was always the way in those days. I was trying to work out on the piano how it went, but it had all these small changes every few bars so I couldn't really keep up. I'd try and replicate it and couldn't really, but I got the general vibe of it. But yes, it was the trippiness of it really. So for classical music... it said something to me, whereas most of the stuff I'd heard didn't.