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CD released: Apr 13, 2018

Tracklisting:
1. 01/ Inclement
2. 02/ Undone
3. 03/ Challenge Me Foolish (Ft. Kazumi)
4. 04/ Bassbins
5. 05/ Robin Hood Gate
6. 06/ Perhaps
7. 07/ Durian (Ft. Kazumi)
8. 08/ Ceiling
9. 09/ Lexicon (Ft. Kazumi)
10. 10/ Perfame
11. 11/ Playbox
12. 12/ Sad Inlay (Ft. Kazumi)
13. 13/ Peek Freans
14. 14/ Dodadu (Ft. Kazumi)
U-ZIQ
CHALLENGE ME FOOLISH
Label: PLANET MU
Cat No: ZIQ400CD
Barcode: 5055300392756
Packaging: CD Regular

'Challenge Me Foolish' is an almost lost album of -Ziq material circa 1998-99, an era that saw Mike
Paradinas release 'Royal Astronomy' and also tour with Bj rk. It's an era of his music that's definitely

worth re-exploring, in which Mike went against the grain by producing music that was baroque, me-
lodic and whimsical. His taste for melody and dreamy beauty above roughness and intricacy con-
fused people who were hanging on too tightly to the rules. He even brought in Japanese vocalist

Kazumi, adding an extra human touch. 'Challenge Me Foolish' is something of a companion to the Royal Astronomy record; argu-
ably even better given the fresh ears selecting the material. It's imbued with a confident sense of pastoral colour, and a gentle

optimism, utilising bells, studied orchestral arrangements and airy synthesisers. There's a strange sense of the old and new
throughout, the sentimental and utopia, with nary a hint of darkness. Even when the album dips into the hyperkinetic rhythms of
jungle, the melodies and mood still retain a sense of gentle warmth. Dive into peak time Paradinas.

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