Unreleased Aphex Twin & µ-Ziq Track Surfaces Ahead of Mike & Rich Reissue

"There's a broadminded but sloppy funk to the record"
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"There's a broadminded but sloppy funk to the record"
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News surfaced last week regarding a reissue of the innovative collaboration between Aphex Twin (Richard D. James) and Mike Paradinas, the Planet Mu label head who is also known as µ-ziq. Now an unreleased track has been shared that is expected to be released on the highly anticipated reissue and we have also learned more about how the music was produced.

Aphex Twin had previously attempted collaborations with other producers, but none seemed to click like when he worked with Mike. Recorded during the 1994 World Cup in Aphex Twin's flat in London, the material from the sessions truly has a unique feel.

"The record was made on what is now seen as pretty primitive gear - an Atari, Roland MKS-80, MemoryMoog, Roland R8 and a handful of samples on a Casio FZ-10M - but it’s to their credit that it resonates well with the hardware workouts coming out today."

This new reissued collection of music has been carefully cleaned up, re-edited and remastered from the originals, organized in a better order and, more excitingly, includes seven new bonus tracks and two alternative versions.

Listen to the previously unreleased '11 Vodka (Mix 2)' below and find more on the reissue, including pre-order info, via the Mike & Rich Bandcamp.