Paradox One – reissues under way with free downloads

pArAdOx OnE - Reality?Paradox One – reissues under way with free downloads.

Phil has been revisiting and rejigging his back catalogue.  The first two tracks are now available to download on Bandcamp.

A 2 disc CD-R is available on the merchandise page containing both albums and EPs. New downloads will be available every week, CD-R orders will receive all the music on 2 discs.

The first CD ‘reality Quake’ (2000) was well received and got much radio play as did the second, ‘Dimension of Miracles’ (2002). Start anywhere you like. Side one of ‘Reality Quake’ is intended as a suite followed by a reinvention of some of Schumann’s music. ‘Childhood’s End’ is based on Arthur C Clarke’s story, ‘Urbmon 116’ on Robert Silverberg’s ‘The World Inside’ while ‘Crompton’s Divide’ (also a mini suite) is based on Bob Sheckley’s book. ‘The End Of All Things’ is old fashioned organ riff rock while the rest is largely progressive synth scattered with wild guitar, organ and piano breaks and hook-lines, as is all the music.

‘Dimension of Miracles’ awaits with more sci-fi references, mostly Bob Sheckley. There is a guitar based riffer with a salutary message, ‘Big Brother’ and a ‘tragic realm’ of Elizabethan
proportions inspired by Giles Milton’s depiction of adventurers of the time. Or you might prefer an eerie evocation of ‘Quatermass’ or another Schumann interpretative piece ‘Out of The Void’. The past is presented with additional organ, piano, vocals and judicious edits.

On CD 2 you can take an escalator to Mars or gaze at a Martian mountain or even visit ‘Lindisfarne’ inspired by a sunny day there, a piece of which I am particularly proud. Among the crazy organ, synth and piano solos and extemporisations there are- acoustic guitars! You can feel the electronic pulse of ‘An Orison of Somni’ (based on part of ‘Cloud Atlas’) or hear an extended version of the synth mayhem that is ‘Son of Little Green Men’ with additional organ. ‘Angel Song in Neon’ has additional Wurlitzer and coruscating organ and guitar. You can listen to the group stuff on ‘Dimensions’ and ‘Regeneration’ and an improvised ‘Black Hole’. Drop in on alien conversations or hear a heart wrenching piano ballad (‘Invisible’). Hear synths that are analog or think they are, remembering that despite the somewhat uncompromising nature of some of the music, there is always melody and structure and dark- and light.

Head over to Bandcamp now.

 

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Hear the title track to This Fragile Peace by Paradox One on getreadytorockradio

Hear the title track to This Fragile Peace by Paradox One on getreadytorockradio during Rock Byways on Sunday 20th September between 8 and 9pm, GMT, in the company of Airbourne, Steve Harris, Mick Ralphs, Sweet, Lindisfarne, Mike Reno & Ann Wilson, Donna Hall, Gillan & Glover with Dr John, Tony Ashton & Jon Lord, Emerson Hart, Girlschool, Alice Cooper, The Spectres (Status Quo) and Iron Maiden

 

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Paradox One – This Fragile Peace – CD now on Bandcamp!

Paradox One – “This Fragile Peace” is now available on CD as well as for streaming and downloading on Bandcamp!

According to (Simon Felton- Garfield’s Birthday and Pink Hedgehog label).

“I don’t claim to be a acid rock aficionado by any means… but I do have an ear for melody and arrangements I think and you certainly excelled on both fronts there. You have put together an impressive band with Maxine, John Simms and Clear Blue Sky.I enjoyed all the album and found more to discover with each play… but I was especially grabbed by ‘Waiting at Airports’.  I mean this as the utmost compliment, but I could hear echoes of Gary Numan in there.  I’ve seen him a few times live in recent years and love the way he’s reinvented himself and his music, with his industrial/electronic sound… I could definitely hear him having a crack at ‘Airports’.  Likewise, Berlin-era Bowie… it has that human/machine/nihilistic quality that is hard to explain, but very appealing. Thanks for rekindling my interest in prog.”

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Comments on This Fragile Peace by Paradox One

paradox1advert“I don’t claim to be a acid rock aficionado by any means… but I do have an ear for melody and arrangements I think and you certainly excelled on both fronts there. You have put together an impressive band with Maxine, John Simms and Clear Blue Sky.I enjoyed all the album and found more to discover with each play… but I was especially grabbed by ‘Waiting at Airports’.  I mean this as the utmost compliment, but I could hear echoes of Gary Numan in there.  I’ve seen him a few times live in recent years and love the way he’s reinvented himself and his music, with his industrial/electronic sound… I could definitely hear him having a crack at ‘Airports’.  Likewise, Berlin-era Bowie… it has that human/machine/nihilistic quality that is hard to explain, but very appealing. Thanks for rekindling my interest in prog.”

(Simon Felton- Garfield’s Birthday and Pink Hedgehog label).

Download and CD available at Bandcamp

Paradox One – video and news

Stone Premonitions is now on Facebook and a marvellous video of the track ‘Waiting In Airports’ featuring Maxine Simms is now on You Tube. Watch below;

This song and others from ‘This Fragile Peace’ are garnering a lot of interest. Please support independent artists by buying CDs from labels like Stone Premonitions. The money you give is used to develop more new music and to keep these loss making enterprises alive- it truly is a labour of love. Kevin Heard’s ‘Timelines’ is a case in point, some of the best 80s music you will hear anywhere but few people know about and it’s nice to see Kevin working on a new space rock album ‘Cydonia’.

Paradox One – This Fragile Peace review

Peter Jolly has reviewed the new CD on his website, and you can read it over at; http://www.peterjolly.co.uk/musicb_098.htm Thanks to everyone for their positive comments on ‘This Fragile Peace’ and please considering purchasing it from Stone Premonitions.

If you do please let me know at phil@paradoxone.co.uk and I will ensure you get informed of future projects and that you are able to buy them at cost price- that means P&P plus +50p, no more than £3!

These include a reimagining of the Neurosis years (the ‘Reality Quake’, ‘Dimension of Miracles’ and ‘Alternative Reality’) and also a space rock side project as Coronal Mass Ejection. I have been supporting artists through Kickstarter projects recently but this is more of a thank you for purchasing ‘This Fragile Peace’ which features the playing of gifted ex Clear Blue Sky and Vertigo label guitarist John Simms. The more interest and messages of support there is the more impetus there is for us to get on with what we love doing- producing progressive and thought provoking music!

Radio play for Paradox One – This Fragile Peace

http://getreadytorockradio.comRadio play for Paradox One – This Fragile Peace

Getreadytorockradio will be playing a song from the new album on Sunday 10th May between 8 and 9pm on the Rock Byways show – listen here.

Heemskerk FM played a tune from Paradox One at 9pm Sunday – you can hear there shows online here –www.heemskerk.fm

 

Paradox One presents Waiting In Airports from This Fragile Peace

Paradox One presents Waiting In Airports from This Fragile Peace.

 

For your listening pleasure here is ‘Waiting In Airports‘, track 4 from “This Fragile Peace”.  The album is available from www.stonepremonitionswebshop.com, with more info at www.aural-innovations.com/stonepremonitions

Review of This Fragile Peace by Paradox One (plus radio play)

REVIEW

PARADOX ONE This Fragile Peace CDR (Stone Premonitions)

Paradox One started out as the solo project of Phil Jackson, releasing four albums via the Neurosis label. Nowadays the project is a vehicle for Phil’s collaborations with other musicians, and on the latest album This Fragile Peace, he has joined up with members of the Stone Premonitions collective, namely Tim Jones and Paddi of Census of Hallucinations, Neon, Body Full of Stars, and The Rabbit’s Hat, and John Simms and Maxine Marten of Clear Blue Sky and Census of Hallucinations. This is an album of atmospheric prog rock with experimental aspects. The music blends heavy and ethereal elements, juxtaposing crunching metal riffage with Maxine’s soaring vocals in tracks like Wheat in the Fields, and quite often the music will shift moods and themes in the manner of a dream. In Ethereal Soldier part 1, delicate, intricate, folk-tinged guitar is combined with Maxine’s atmospheric vocals, while Ethereal Soldier part 3 incorporates a relaxing electronic hum and atmospheric effects. All the Way is heavy proggy blues-rock, featuring jazzy electric piano and spacey ethereal moments. There’s a very lovely segment in this track in which Maxine’s heavily reverbed ‘choir of angels’ vocal style appears alongside neoclassical piano and experimental sound manipulation. This Fragile Peace introduces elements of raw country rock and narrated vocals alongside aspects of prog, blues and experimental music. The Unknown Unknowns is a great melodic and powerful proggy spacerock piece. I’m new to Paradox One so am unsure how this album compares with previous offerings, but it’s clear that the members of Clear Blue Sky and Census of Hallucinations have left their stamp on the music here, which makes this album well worth checking out if you enjoy the music of those bands. Available from www.stonepremonitionswebshop.com, with more info at www.aural-innovations.com/stonepremonitions

(Link http://www.blissaqaumarine.net/albumreviews29.html)

Also

RADIO PLAY

LORD LITTER
http://www.kwtf.net/ www.LordLitter.de playing ‘Wheat In The Field’ “a truly brilliant collection of musicians”

DON CAMPAU NO PIGEONHOLES RADIO KKUP-FM SF and Monterey Bay area playing ‘The Unknwon Unnowns’ “I’m loving it” http://donampau.podmatic.com

ANDY GARIBALDI featuring Paradox One music on his radio show during May and June starting 9th May rebroadcasting on mixcloud.com

GARRY LEE- THE OVERLOAD ‘Waiting In Airports’ playing on show 561 and ‘This Fragile Peace’ on show 562