Planet Mu Readies Mike & Rich Reissue, Featuring Seven Previously Unreleased Tracks From Aphex Twin and Mu–Ziq

Aphex Twin and µ–Ziq

Fresh off the release of his recent Cheetah record, Aphex Twin has emerged with a real blast from the past: Mike & Rich’s Expert Knob Twiddlers, a drunken session with Mu-Ziq that was cut a couple days after 1994’s World Cup. Due out September 16th through Mike Paradinas’ Planet Mu imprint, the reissue was re-edited and remastered from its original DAT tapes along with seven previously unreleased bonus tracks. According to a press release, they’re “an absolute delight and well worth the purchase—from a trancier version of ‘Vodka’ to the wonky bounce of ‘Portamento Gosh,’ The 3/4 dub of ‘Waltz,’ the banging door bass of ‘Brivert and Muonds,’ the creepy seasick atmosphere of ‘Clissold Bathroom’ and finishing with the strangely graceful and serious ‘Organ Plodder.’ A generous and welcome return to the racks.”

Check out a complete rundown of the triple LP pressing below, along with its cover art, an alternate “Vodka” mix and a rare Muzik magazine interview that can be downloaded as a hi-res PDF here


Mike & Rich
Expert Knob Twiddlers 3xLP Reissue
(Planet Mu, September 16th)

A1. Mr. Frosty
B1. Jelly Fish
B2. Eggy Toast
B3. Vodka
C1. Winner Takes All
C2. Upright Kangaroo
C3. Giant Deflating Football
D1. The Sound Of The Beady Eyes
D2. Bu Bu Bu Ba
E1. Vodka (Mix 2)
E2. Portamento Gosh
E3. Waltz
F1. Brivert & Muonds
F2. Clissold Bathroom
F3. Jelly Fish (Mix 2)
F4. Organ Plodder

Mike&RichMuzikMagIntvw-2 (dragged) copy
Mike&RichMuzikMagIntvw-2 (dragged) 1 copy
Mike&RichMuzikMagIntvw-2 (dragged) 2 copy