Mike Rich

Mike Rich

Two of experimental techno's most revered figures, Mike Paradinas (µ-Ziq) and Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), joined forces during the mid-'90s for a one-off collaboration under the name Mike & Rich. Alternately referred to by the name Expert Knob Twiddlers or as a self-titled album, the duo's lone release was a casual, playful affair that more closely resembled Paradinas' easy listening lounge-funk produced under the monikers Jake Slazenger and Gary Moscheles than anything else by either musician. Recorded in 1994, the album was initially released by James' Rephlex label in 1996. After the label ceased operation during the 2010s, Paradinas reissued the album on his Planet Mu label in 2016, including several previously unreleased songs and alternate versions. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi