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Saturday, 27 June 2009

No Pigeonholes>European Edition

More airplay for the Paranoid Entity CD! This time Don Campau will be playing the track 'Don't Tell' on his eclectic radio show 'No Pigeonholes' on Radio Marabu, Germany, via European FM, Shortwave and Internet broadcast.

You can find out more about Don Campau and his radio shows and the various projects that he is involved with HERE

Don has been playing the best in independent and experimental music since the 80's, so it's certainly worth checking out his broadcasts.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Recession Era

It's podcast time, and for the month of July, we have another of my solo pieces. This one is entitled 'Recession Era' and the concept is to portray the mood of the current economic downturn and its social consequences via a 30 minute audio piece. Like the rest of the series, you can download it/listen for free.

To create the music, I used only a selection of instruments and audio devices that were lying unused around my home. Most of them were budget, lo-fi instruments chosen to give the desired gritty sound I was looking for. They included... electric guitar, harmonium, viola, theremin, drum machine and buddha machine. The piece was created and mixed in a single session and is thus full of glitches, errors and suchlike that I feel give character and are in keeping with the general theme of recession and the need for audio thriftyness!

See what you think by listening... HERE.

You can also subscribe to the series in iTunes - just search for Paranoid Podcast in the iTunes store.

Monday, 22 June 2009

On the airwaves

The first radio play for the Paranoid Entity disc is happening, courtesy of two of our favourite shows...

Firstly the excellent 'Le Vestibule' show hosted by Jean-Francois Fecteau on CFOU 89,1 FM, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada has already played the second track from the album, 'Don't Tell'. Even if you missed this show, you can listen again and will find the archives HERE

Secondly, another of our favourite broadcasters, Gordon Taylor will be playing material from the disc for the first time on his Infectious Unease show, tomorrow 23rd June. The show is on from 11pm–1am Tuesdays on 96.5 Inner FM Melbourne, Australia (Eastern Standard Daylight saving time). For more information on this show, click HERE

We hope you manage to tune in and enjoy what you hear, both shows are an excellent resource for the best in dark alternative music and we highly recommend that you check them out...

Sunday, 21 June 2009

New Review

...this time for the Paranoid Entity disc. The first review (that we know about) to roll in for the 4Closure release.

It comes courtesy of Frans de Waard at the Dutch Vital Weekly web/e-mail magazine. Frans has never been our greatest fan, but we are our course grateful that he takes the time to review our material.

CLICK HERE to see the review (scroll down and find the piece towards the end of the page).

Here's hoping he'll like the next one better!

Friday, 19 June 2009

Psychotropic Zone Review

We have had a late review for our last Paranoid Foundation album 'Life Death Indifference' roll in from the excellent Psychotropic Zone. This Finnish ezine run by Santtu Laakso predominantly covers the best in psychedelic music so we are honoured that he gave our disc a listen since it somewhat falls between the cracks of many genres. Anyhow, the review is a good one, and you can find it HERE

If that whets your appetite and you'd like to hear more then the disc can be found for sale on CDBaby (along with several of our other releases HERE or just search for Paranoid Foundation on iTunes if downloads are more your thing!

More links to reviews of our material coming up soon...

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Killing Joke

Blog time again... i've been away for a couple weeks on holiday, hence the lack of posts. My trip away included a visit to the Isle of Wight festival. This event can be rather too mainstream for my tastes, but due to it being held in my home town I usually attend. And for me there is often something worthwhile going on in amongst the more obvious pop acts.

This year's best performance for me was by Killing Joke... a band whose catalogue i've dipped my toe into over the years without finding much out about them. I remember being intruiged by their 'love like blood' single back in the 80's (when I was still a child!) and a few years later had a cassette copy of their 2nd album 'What's THIS for...!' . In the early 90's I was seduced by their 'Exorcism' single and subsequent 'Pandemonium' album after hearing that Jaz Coleman insisted on recording his vocals in the King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid in Egypt! Very rock'n'roll and something that surely goes a long way to creating a cult aura.

Anyway... nothing prepared me for their absolutely blinding performance on the Sunday night in the Big Top. Dark, heavy and hypnotic with inter-song banter about war, UFO's and the dead. It appeared to scare many of the unprepared festival go-ers, but the performance was right up my street! I've always been strongly attracted to the darker side of life and the Joke soundtracked where my head was at on Sunday night perfectly. Go see them soon if you can. Here's a picture that hopefully conveys the shamanistic vibe perfectly. Vocalist Jaz Coleman triumphantly holds aloft some kind of talismanic device that rather disturbingly contains a portion of deceased bassist Paul Raven's ashes...

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Podcast time again!

It seemed like that no sooner had I uploaded the May edition, June appeared and so here is another edition of our podcast.

This month we have another free and exclusive download: an all-new mini Paranoid Foundation album! 'Breaker' is a 10 track, 25 minute ambient-noir album. Heavy on the dark textures and featuring guitar, bass, synth textures and field recordings, each of the short tracks feels like a brief sonic postcard from the abyss.

Click here for June Paranoid Podcast!

No album artwork for this one, here are a few of my images that for me conjure up the mood...


Monday, 1 June 2009

It's here...

Our 10th release! On sale soon. Details to follow...