Digital Music — March 2, 2015 at 7:57 am

µ-Ziq digs up cover of OMD’s ‘Souvenir’ he recorded as a 13-year-old in 1985


For the past five days, Mike Paradinas, aka electronic-music star µ-Ziq, has been uploading dozens of archival tracks to his Soundcloud page that span his musical life, including what he says is the first 4-track recording he ever made: a cover of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s 1981 single “Souvenir” that he recorded as a 13-year-old in 1985.

Below, you can stream and/or download Paradinas’ cover — performed on a Korg Poly-800 synth and a Boss DR-110 drum machine — along with a remix he made at the time as well.

Plus, revisit the video for the OMD original.







  1. I have a song by u-ZIQ I got off on of those CMJ free CDs back in the ’90s. It’s titled, Pheisope. I still have it on many playlists. It’s a good one, seek it out.

  2. As a fan of Synth, English pop, Electronic music, and 4-track demos this is heaven to me.

  3. Terry Dean

    he also did a remix of love will tear us apart:

  4. @Nick “Phiesope” was also my introduction to Paradinas via a CMJ comp. It definitely found its way on to more mixes than most songs did.

  5. Terry Dean

    And a cover of Meat Beat Manifesto’s “Psyche-Out”:

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