New Sheckley album underway – Liveships

RICHARD AND PHIL ARE WORKING ON A SECOND SHECKLEY ALBUM WITH THE WORKING TITLE OF ‘LIVESHIPS’, IT IS A CONCEPTUAL ALBUM INSPIRED BY ROBIN HOBB’S TRILOGY OF BOOKS WHICH HAVE PLEASURABLY OCCUPIED A SIZABLE PART OF PHIL’S LIFE RECENTLY. ALWAYS SIDESTEPPING CONVENTIONALITY RICHARD AND PHIL ARE WORKING SLOWLY AND ORGANICALLY TOWARDS MUSIC THAT IS IN PARTS EXPERIMENTAL, PROGRESSIVE AND ELECTRONIC. MELODY AND RHYTHM ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT AND THE QUEST IS NOT FOR PERFECTIONISM BUT FOR EXPRESSIONISM. WE ARE NOT SURE WHEN IT WILL BE RELEASED BUT IF INTERESTED IN A REVIEW COPY/ WHATEVER DROP US A LINE AT phil@paradoxone.co.uk

WE ARE ALSO DOING SOMETHING RARE FOR US- REHEARSING! IN FACT WE HAVE JOINED FORCES WITH DRUMMER HARVEY WALLER TO DO SOME IMPROVISATIONS AROUND NUMBERS LIKE ‘BLUE TRAIN’, ‘I AM THE WALRUS’ AND ‘SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN’. MAYBE SOME DAY OUR OWN ORIGINAL JAMS CAN FORM A RELEASE OF SOME KIND.

UNTIL THEN THERE IS NEW MUSIC ON BANDCAMP TO EXPLORE; RICHARD HAS BEEN SPENDING A LOT OF TIME IN THE STUDIO PRODUCING LOTS OF CDs. HE REALLY IS PROLIFIC AND WRITES GREAT SONGS WITH GREAT LYRICS- PLEASE CHECK OUT HIS SOLO WORK ON BANDCAMP. AS FOR PHIL THERE IS THE DRUNKEN DALEK PROJECT FOR SPONTANEOUS IMPROVISED PIECES SUCH AS ‘PREMONITION BLUES’ WHICH CAN BE HEARD IN ITS ENTIRETY IN AS A VOCAL VERSION IN BITE SIZED SEGMENTS ON BANDCAMP. WHY THE DRUNKEN DALEK i HEAR YOU SAY- WELL THE ONLY THING I CAN TELL YOU IS IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE LATE, GREAT SPIKE MILLIGAN.

ANYWAY THAT’S ENOUGH FOR NOW- PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH VIA E-MAIL OR CHECK OUT PHIL’S FACEBOOK PAGE AND BANDCAMP.

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NEW MUSIC ON ‘7’ RECORDS PROJECT ONE ORAC 2- SPACE NEEDLE- LIMITED CASSETTE AND DOWNLOAD

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    PROJECT ONE
    ORAC 2- SPACE NEEDLE- LIMITED CASSETTE AND DOWNLOAD
    TRACKS
    1 CHI
    2 TWI
    3 FLI
    4 SPACE NEEDLE
    5 GHOST OF THE TORNADOS
    7 TMPL
    8 SKY TRAIN GHOST

    ORAC 2 IS AN IMPRESSIONISTIC CONSORTIUM DEDICATED TO KEEPING MUSIC AS
    IMPROVISATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL AS POSSIBLE WHILE PROVIDING ENOUGH HOOKS TO CATCH A DOZEN SALMON AND KEEP THE CASUAL- EST OF LISTENERS ENGAGED. WE TRUST IT AVOIDS FLATULENCE OR VACUOUSNESS AND THAT, DESPITE THE BRUTAL REALISM IT DEPICTS, IT WILL RETAIN AN AUTHENTICITY THAT DEMANDS YOU MAKE A CONNECTION.
    (PSEUDS’ CORNER JULY, 2016)

    THE IDEAS CAME DURING A VANCOUVER/ SEATTLE HEATWAVE IN JULY, 2016. ON
    RETURNING HOME A FILM WAS MADE INDEPENDENTLY OF THE MUSIC.
    IT IS HOPED THAT THE MUSIC AND FILM WILL APPEAR ON BANDCAMP AND
    YOU TUBE SOON AS WELL AS THE PARADOX ONE WEBSITE. MEANWHILE,
    CURIOSITY- SNEAK PREVIEWS,REVIEW CDRS CAN BE REQUESTED IN THE USUAL WAY.
    TAGS- EXPERIMENTAL, SPACE ROCK, PROGRESSIVE.

    PS BEN MAKES HIS DEBUT ON CHIMES, SYNTH AND FILM.

    PROJECT TWO
    ORAC 3- THE SUN, OUR WONDERFUL STAR DOWNLOAD ONLY
    TRACKS
    1 THE SUN, OUR WONDERFUL STAR
    2 THE SUN, OUR WONDERFUL STAR- EXTENDED MIX
    3 CODA

    ORAC 3 (LIKE ALL ORACS) IS A MALLEABLE EXPERIMENTAL FRAMEWORK INHABITED BY HUMANS AND MACHINES LIVING IN PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE. THE MUSIC IS SPACE ROCK MIXED WITH KRAUT ROCK WITH HOOKS, IMPROVISATION
    WITHIN A CLEAR STRUCTURE AND THEME. PHIL PLAYS THE SYNTHS, THE BASS RIFF UPON WHICH NEARLY 20 MINUTES OF THE MUSIC IS BASED AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT COMES TO HAND INCLUDING A BRIEF DALLIANCE WITH AN IRISH
    WHISTLE FROM THE GUINNESS WAREHOUSE. GUITARIST, POET AND WRITER EXTRAORDINAIRE RICHARD GORMAN PERFORMS A ONE OFF TAKE ON ELECTRIC GUITAR WHILE THIERRY SPORTOUCHE OF FRENCH BAND SILVER LINING PROVIDES THE DIALOGUE AND CODA. ALL IN ALL “A FASCINATING ORAL JOURNEY” SAYS ASTRAL TRAVELLER MAGAZINE.

    THE IDEA CAME WHEN DRIVING ON A LONELY COUNTRY ROAD ONE EVENING AND PASSING TWO UNHAPPY LOOKING PEOPLE WHICH SEEMED AN ANACHRONISM WITH THE SUN BEATING DOWN AS IT WAS. THEN I THOUGHT…WAIT A MOMENT…THE SUN ISN’T GOING TO BE THERE ONE DAY…AND NEITHER ARE THEY. SO ‘THE SUN, OUR WONDERFUL STAR’ IS BOTH A TRIBUTE AND A WARNING.

    PROJECT THREE
    SHECKLEY

    OUR ADMIRATION FOR THE WRITING OF ROBERT SHECKLEY IS WELL KNOWN IN PARADOX ONE LAND. IT WAS RICHARD, MY COLLABORATOR WHO SUGGESTED THE NAME AND IT IS MOSTLY RICHARD’S AMAZING SONGS WE ARE WORKING ON. THIS PROJECT WILL TAKE LONGER BUT WILL HOPEFULLY BE WORTH THE WAIT.
    WATCH THIS SPACE!

URBMON 116 – I CALL EARTH BUT EARTH DOES NOT RESPOND (free album)

The entire Urbmon 116 album is now available to download for free from Bandcamp (although donations are always welcome). See below for more details about the album.

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Reality Quake / Dimension of Miracles complete – free MP3 album

Reality Quake / Dimension of Miracles complete.

The entire album remix / reissue is now available on Bandcamp.  For free!

Watch the skies for new music soon, in the guise of Urbmon 116.

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Tragic Realm – free MP3 from Paradox One

Tragic Realm (a tragic realm indeed, inspired by Giles Milton’s stories of Elizabeth I’s wayfarers, tales of drunkenness and cruelty, time for a thundering riff or two- heave ho!).

Get your free tune at Bandcamp.

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