Lunatic Harness by u-ziq. Classic IDM stuff.
really??? haha. I think u-ziq maybe has mixed feelings about that era, I totally think it was the high point of his career but maybe he feels it's too Squarepusher but it's TOTALLY NOT, it's such a mutant take on a squarepusher type idea even if it is. And I think a lot of the other material gets too kitsch but there's such strong melodies on Harness. Royal Astronomy has some great moments too but a little bogged down by certain tracks, I think that MOTORBIKE TRACK was one of them. I don't like the archival stuff he's putting out now though, it feels like total b-sides to this era and not in the good way. Like Lunatic Harness has a bunch of b-sides/singles that came out and it's way better than the recently released archive stuff
I mean I'm not trying to be hip liking MELANCHOLIA to an extent, it feels like u-ziq makes some powerful stuff when he wants to channel it musically, and then there's like these detuned tracks he does where I don't even know if it's ACCIDENTAL melancholy, like was he just playing around with detuning and the mood ended up that way? And then there is that Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique album, if you don't mind dark as heck albums, it's the total darkside of some Lunatic Harness ideas/textures and like INTENTIONALLY INCOMPLETE sound to the album that feels like a cheap trick but doesn't allow you to hang on to any one idea, it's like 18 tracks but they feel sketchy and then there is this track 'Strawberry Fields Hotel' that is out of nowhere perhaps the strongest most non-kitschy thing he's ever done
there are also two tracks, Eggshell and Eggshell 2, as in 'walking on __' and they're like super effective because it almost carves out a lunatic harness type reverb but the drum breaks aren't there, and total..... something's not right here, feeling
Edit: sometimes I wonder what u-ziq's mental health situation really is irl, he seems most likely contender out of the classic IDM guys, to be genuinely... odd. I think Aphex Twin 90% of it is being theatrical