Paranoid Foundation releases are available at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other online vendors...

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Paranoid Podcast 19 - Winter 2011/2012

Hi all...

After a brief hiatus, the Paranoid Podcast returns with episode 19. This time we feature more of Crispin Lee's solo excursions under the guise of Paranoid 404. A short 5-track set of brand new material, clocking in at around 16 minutes. In Crispin's own words:

"The following five tracks are a one-off set of recordings to keep the chill at bay, as another Winter of discontent closes in. No titles, no vocals: just a series of unplanned, one-take recordings that fitted together. Enjoy."
Crispin Lee, November 2011

Paranoid 404 - Untitled
Tracks A, B, C, D, E

Click the link at the top of the page, subscribe in iTunes or listen HERE

Friday, 30 September 2011

Paranoid Radio Vol. 4 - Spotify Playlist

Just posted - our latest Spotify playlist featuring another hour of dark music that has influenced or inspired us over the years. Artists include Silver Apples, the Orb, Broadcast and plenty more besides.

If you have Spotify, click HERE

Monday, 26 September 2011

Another great review for City Paranoid's 'Closedown' courtesy of Dj Astro at Finland's Psychotropic Zone e-zine:

Okay, some more hallucinatory, ice-cold ambient aural tapestry from Paranoid Foundation’s Crispin Lee from London. As you can maybe conclude from the title of this 26-minute 11-tracker, Lee indicates that this is his last disc under the City Paranoid name and the guy is now going to focus on the more collective Paranoid Foundation project again. As usual, Lee tells his dark stories over the psychedelic and very experimental sonic landscape created with manipulated field recordings and acoustic and electronic sound sources in his cool as a cucumber, minimal and motionless style, and there’s no rhythm or melody to be found. Well, maybe there is a bit of melody on the final track “When We Wake” that is also in other ways somewhat different from the otherwise quite similar, short tracks. The atmosphere is very dark, bleak and forlorn, but I still (or just because of it) find myself enjoying the ride.

Link to the the original review HERE

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Paranoid Foundation on CFBX 92.5 FM in BC, Canada

more airplay to report:

Paranoid Foundation's 'Threads' is currently riding high in the electronic music charts compiled by Kamloops Campus/Community Radio station, CFBX 92.5 FM in BC, Canada...

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

City Paranoid - Closedown - OUT NOW!!! On CD and mp3

I am pleased to announce that after some delays, Crispin's latest solo CD 'Closedown' under his 'City Paranoid' pseudonym is out today on the Paranoid Foundation label! It is available on CD and mp3 direct from the Paranoid Foundation store above or via the usual sources... CDBaby, itunes, amazon and all good retailers!

This is one for the fans of our more extreme, dark ambient style. A late night, dark room, headphones listen for sure...

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Paranoid Foundation in German alternative magazine, Sonic Seducer

Our track 'Skybound Threats' from our 'Threads' album is featured on the cover CD of the latest September 2011 edition of German alternative magazine, Sonic Seducer. Here is the link to the CD featuring full tracklisting and info on each act, (though you'll need to understand German!)...

Saturday, 20 August 2011

'The Organ' e-zine review 'Threads'

It's always nice to stumble upon something unexpected like this...

'Threads' was 'thing of the day' on UK e-zine The Organ for 10th August... check out their intruiging interpretation of our work here...

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Paranoid Foundation on 'No Pigeonholes', KOWS FM, California

More airplay for the Paranoid Foundation, the track 'On the Way to Forgetting' opening the latest 'No Pigeonholes' radio show on KOWS FM in Occidental, California, presented by DJ Don Campau. The show was originally broadcast on 4th August, but don't worry if you missed it, the podcast is available for download now...

No Pigeonholes EXP
hosted by Don Campau
KOWS-FM, Occidental California
4 August 2011 part 1 ( 6-7 PM)

artist/title/ label-source

Paranoid Foundation/ On The Way To Forgetting/ Paranoid Foundation CD
Kirdec/ Das Germeinsame schiksel/ Syrphe 3” CD
Trademark Project/ Cobol/ Utility CD
Zeena Parkins/ Devotion/ Table Of The Elements LP
Alex Jenkins Sound Immersion/ Ali Baba/ Prescott CD
Riogordo Freedom Orchestra/ Golden Swarm/ Tiny Tapes CD
Engstrom-Fleeger/ Conversational Etude #1/ Ping CD
Evans-Altieri-Pluta/ Sum And Difference/ Carrier CD
Byron Blackburn/ 90 Is Halfway To 100/ Prescott CD
Brume/ Les Trois Cercles/---cassette
Hal McGee/ On My Radar/ Hal Tapes CD
Mystery Hearsay/ Into The Tomb/ Mystery Hearsay CD
Ostravska Banda/ Monadologie by Bernhard Lang/ Mutable CD
Random Touch/ Flocks Of Fancy/ Token Boy CD
Phantom Limb & Earth’s Hypnogogia/ Civil Twilight 2/---CD


Thursday, 28 July 2011

Paranoid Foundation in German magazine, Dark Spy

Paranoid Foundation are featured in the July edition of German print magazine Dark Spy with the title track from our latest album 'Threads' on the cover CD...​shop/pi7/pd97.html for info.

The magazine features the best in bizarre and underground music, this issue also boasting articles on Depeche Mode, Lady Gaga and Rammstein amongst others.

The full tracklisting of the CD:
01. The Moon And The Nightspirit - "Felleg Utjan" 5:40
02. Gates Of Dawn - "Hunting Me" 4:40
03. House Of Usher - "Speak By Tonque" 4:38
04. Gates Of Dawn - "for You" 5:28
05. Cylix - "So Much For Love (dark edit)" 4:14
06. Genetiks - "Zwei Schritte" 3:38
07. Desastroes - "Electric Butterfly (wynardtage remix)" 5:29
08. Paranoid Foundation - "Threads" 4:27
09. Frequenz Of Future - "Stand Up And Be A Man" 4:04
10. The Truth About Frank - "Shadow Sex" 4:40

On sale now!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Paranoid Foundation on Le Vestibule radio show

The track 'No Ties That Bind' from the Paranoid Foundation 'Threads' album features on the July 9, 2011 playlist of the 730th edition of radio show "Le Vestibule" - specialized in all the genres that are a part of the Electronic and Alternative music scenes presented every Saturday night with DJ Jean-Francois Fecteau from 9 PM to 11 PM on CFOU 89.1 FM, the radio station of University of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada.

The podcast version of the July 9, 2011 radio show Le Vestibule is available on line as a stream at:


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Paranoid Foundation on 'No Pigeonholes'

More airplay for the Paranoid Foundation... 'Skybound Threats' from Threads will be played on DJ Don Campau's 'No Pigeonholes EXP' radio show KOWS-FM, California, podcast will appear here...

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Monday, 13 June 2011

Paranoid Foundation on Infectious Unease Radio

Infectious Unease Radio in Melbourne, Australia will be playing music from Paranoid Foundation's 'Threads' on the next show... 96.5 Inner FM with live web streaming.

Details at

Update (15/06/2011):
Full playlist of latest Infectious Unease Radio show HERE

The new Paranoid Foundation (mini) album Threads out today!

It's finally here! The new PF mini album, Threads, is out now. 6 tracks, 30 minutes of all-new material. Beat-driven dark electronica. Available now from iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and other sites as an mp3 download. Our finest release yet? You decide...

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Paranoid Radio Volume 3 now online!!!

A third Spotify playlist is now online featuring another plethora of our influences and inspirations. It's as eclectic as the previous two playlists and you can get it HERE or by clicking on the link towards the top of this site...

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

First review for new mini PF album 'Threads'

The new 6-track Paranoid Foundation mini-album 'Threads' is out June 13th (next Monday) mp3 download-only via iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and the usual retailers. In the meantime, here's a link to its first review courtesy of Dutch 'zine Vital Weekly...

The full review...

Andrew Walker worked two months abroad on a ship in the cold South Atlantic Ocean. He spent every spare moment of work to create music in his little cabin. He worked with the pre-recorded voice of Crispin Lee. His voice was already great mixed at the album Closedown (Vital Weekly 775) with drony sound layers. For now Andrew Walker mixes the voice with less abstract music. Every track has it's own rhythm and beats which supported by dark tones and basic melodies. The music is dark, ongoing, melancholic and atmospheric. The minimal melodies take care for open moments in the compressed mood. The music refers to Electronic Body Music, like Front 242, but less industrial and aggressive. The strength of Paranoid Foundation is that they know how to create an strong atmosphere in a short moment. The albums have a straight idea and they work it out in the time they needed it and no minute longer. Great album! (JKH)

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

New Paranoid Foundation mini-album

We are pleased to announce that a new Paranoid Foundation mini-album entitled 'Threads' is to be released on 13th June 2011.

'Threads' clocks in at just over 30 minutes and features six all-new tracks:

No Ties that Bind
Skybound Threats
On the Way to Forgetting
These Amber Hours

The album will be available only as an mp3 download from iTunes, CDBaby etc and will of course feature in our store at the top of this page!

This is set to be our most immediate release to date with all tracks featuring heavy beats, vocals and our trademark dark ambience. Check back soon for more info!

Friday, 13 May 2011

Paranoid Radio Vol.2

A second Spotify playlist has just been created featuring some more of our influences and inspirations. Plenty of new and old sounds from dub to dubstep and everything in-between. A further 15 tracks of some of the finest dark sounds ever produced!

Find it HERE or by clicking on the link towards the top of this site...

Monday, 25 April 2011

Neu! Paranoid Podcast and Paranoid Radio...

Hi, greetings of the season and may we present two good reasons to read on... Paranoid Podcast 18 has just been posted and we also unveil the first of which we hope will be many Spotify playlists.

Paranoid Podcast 18 Spring 2011 - Paranoid 404 - Standalone
This month we dig deep into the archives to present one of Cris's 'Paranoid 404' solo works from around 10 years ago! 'Standalone' is a 27-minute, 5 track journey into dark, instrumental ambient drone and can be found by clicking on the link at the top of the page or CLICK HERE!
This is essential late, late-night listening...

Paranoid Radio Volume 1
For those of you who use Spotify, Andy has compiled a playlist, featuring a selection of tracks by some of our greatest inspirations. Expect a good dose of post punk, ambient, kosmiche rock, dub and lots more besides. This will be the first in a series, tune in by CLICKING HERE!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

'Closedown' album review and airplay

Here's a roundup of the latest activity from the Paranoid Foundation:

The first review of the new City Paranoid album 'Closedown' is in courtesy of Dutch zine, Vital Weekly:

Closedown is the latest CD from Crispin Lee under the name City Paranoid and is a follow-up of of Dream's Edge (2004) and A Means to No End ( 2008). Closedown will be the final chapter of his set of solo recordings under the name City Paranoid. The album is very intense and built up of 11 tracks in a period of 26 minutes. The tracks are created by highly manipulated field-recordings, and acoustic and electronic sound sources. His voice tells a story, but I cannot follow it, because of my lack the English language, but also because of the way the voice is mixed in drony, noisy sound layers. But maybe this is also the meaning of these short stories with titles like Hitched, Now Understood, Terminal Nation, At Peace with Nothing and Silent Running. That we will never know what the thoughts are of this man who is living in a city which fears him a lot by all the dangerous moments, vehicles and people. Cause if we really know what in his mind than we can track and expose him. City Paranoid is a short well-composed piece of dark music with a unique personal touch. (JKH)

The link can be found here... and for a limited time, you can hear us on the Vital Weekly podcast here...

Also, the track 'Broken Up' was played on Canadian radio show 'Le Vestibule' on CFOU 89.1 FM, Quebec. If you missed that, that is also on a podcast here... and here...

DJ Don Campau has also played tracks from the album on his 'No Pigeonholes' radio shows broadcasting on KOWS-FM from Occidental, California, USA. The podcast edition is here... and also on his show on the, with the podcast for that here...

Good to see the release is being well received, more to follow we hope!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Delay and other PF News (edited 13th May)...

Owing to a delay with our distributors, City Paranoid's 'Closedown' release has now been put back until 5th September. Many apologies to those fans eager for this, but it is sure to be worth the wait.

Additional news:
The next Paranoid Foundation album is in advance stages of production and we have pencilled in a release for Autumn 2011. Further details to follow... watch this space!

Finally the next podcast is scheduled to go up late April and will feature a 5-track, full album-length suite of Cris's instrumental drone work.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

next up...

CLOSEDOWN is the latest recorded output from Crispin Lee under his City Paranoid moniker following Dream’s Edge (2004) and A Means to No End (2008). Assembled several years ago and originally intended for release in late 2010, Crispin has indicated that this eleven-track, 26-minute collection will be the final chapter in his set of solo recordings under the City Paranoid name. In the immediate future he is preparing once again to concentrate on the collaborative Paranoid Foundation project.

CLOSEDOWN is a lo-fi, fictional chronicle of breakdown and redemption divided into eleven short tracks, set to a grittily ethereal palette of manipulated field recordings, acoustic and electronic sound sources. An uncompromising and challenging listen, CLOSEDOWN is complimented perfectly by the dark, psychological cover imagery provided by resident Paranoid Foundation artist, Tetsu Okada.

1 Hitched
2 Now Understood
3 Terminal Nation
4 The Wrong Woman
5 Final Rites
6 Too Much Harm
7 Broken Up
8 At Peace With Nothing
9 Silent Running
10 Perhaps Today
11 When We Wake

The album will be released on 4th April. To whet your appetite in the meantime, you can view the video to "Perhaps Today" here...

Friday, 7 January 2011

Winter 2011 Paranoid Podcast

Happy New Year, and to celebrate, episode 17 of the Paranoid Podcast has just been uploaded.

This time you can hear our interview on London's art radio station, Resonance 104.4FM - originally broadcast live as part of the Scaledown radio show in June 2006. Cris and Andy talk about the origins of the Paranoid Foundation and about their influences and working techniques. It also features a track each from the first two PF albums plus an exclusive live track not available anywhere else. Worth a listen, I'm sure you'll agree!

Get it for free here... or subscribe in itunes or other digital media players.