"The album was written in the same period as Mike Paradinas' recent Heterotic project (a collaboration with his wife Lara Rix-Martin and Warp's singer/songwriter Gravenhurst) while he was home alone. Mike says he intended the compositions 'to evoke drama and emotion' and while the music was made with no conscious influences, after listening back, Mike says Kuedo, Aphex Twin, Chicago Footwork, Art of Noise, Orbital, Japan and Rustie must all have had an effect. While his last album, 2007's 'Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique', was at times as harrowing and miserable as its title suggests, 'Chewed Corners' is almost the polar opposite, relaxed, self-possessed, and a pleasure to listen to. The innovation on 'Chewed Corners' is subtle and inviting, exuding happiness. It also foregrounds probably one of Mike's most important characteristics - something that has always shone through his far-reaching experimentation and kept it sounding both personal and accessible - his knack for great melody and lush arrangements." (label info) also available on CD
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2013| PLANET MU | 20.90

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