Kid Spatula

Full Sunken Breaks

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More than four years after the first Kid Spatula album, Mike Paradinas revisited the alias with Full Sunken Breaks, a treasure chest of what sounds like outtakes from the 1999 µ-Ziq LP Royal Astronomy, plus a few tracks that didn't quite suit the flavor of his other full-lengths. Perhaps it's just over-appreciation of the quality of material Paradinas relegates to his indie-label side projects, but several tracks here sound much better than those included on µ-Ziq LPs. For the most part, they're a world away from the brittle, metallic experimentation of 1995's Spatula Freak and much closer to the processed breakbeat freakery of µ-Ziq material ever since 1997's Urmur Bile Trax. Definitely more than just a collection of throwaway tracks designed for collectors only, Full Sunken Breaks hits almost as many highs as Paradinas' µ-Ziq full-lengths.