Paradox One – Radio play and interview

Radio play news

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The Overflow hosted by Garry Lee is playing ‘The Unknown Unknowns’ by Paradox One

In other news:

Phil has been interviewed by Acid Dragon on his music as Paradox One, his collaborations with Stone Premonitions, with Richard Gorman and Thierry Sportouche in Sheckley and much more.

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ADVENT 40- here it comes again!

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Although you won’t see this until the new year I thought it would be fun to share this list. I have been doing this since not long after John Peel died and it appears on my paradox one website. What I’d really like to know is what 2016 was like to our readers and contributors!

In random order:

The first 29:

MARTIN ARCHER  STORYTELLERS       DISCUS          PROGRESSIVE JAZZ

ASTRAL SON  MIND’S EYE          SULATRON               PSYCHEDELIC SPACE ROCK

VASIL HADZIMANOV BAND  ALIVE     MOON JUNE            JAZZ FUSION

ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE   VISIONS OF….SPACE ROCK PRODUCTIONS   SPACE ROCK

SANGUINE HUM    WHAT WE ASK IS WHERE WE BEGIN  ESTOERIC ANTENNA          PROGRESSIVE ROCK

17 PYGMIES                        ISABEL 11: ABADDON RISING  TRAKWERX   COLDWAVE

GLODBLUG  GLOBULE      STONE PREMONITIONS   SPACE ROCK

GANDALF     TO ANOTHER HORIZON  ESOTERIC      (Reissue)

GANDALF     MAGIC THEATRE   ESOTERIC      (Reissue)

JIM WELLMAN       DAWN TO DUSK    ACID JAZZ/ SOUL/ FUNK

KEVIN HEARD         CYDONIA     STONE PREMONITIONS   SPACE ROCK

NAIMA         BYE                 CUNEIFORM                        PROGRESSIVE JAZZ ROCK

OSSICLES      OSSICLES                  KARISMA      PROGRESSIVE ROCK

WEST SPACE LOVE            WEST SPACE LOVE                        PROGRESSIVE ROCK PRODUCTIONS

SEVEN IMPALE                   CONTRAFAGGIO               KARISMA      PROGRESSIVE ROCK

PANZERPAPPA       PESTROTTEDANS   AVANT PROG

SISYPHOS     AGAINST THE GRAIN       MOON C       PROGRESSIVE ROCK

VARIOUS ARTISTS             THE FRUITS DE MER GUIDE TO HITCH-HIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

TANGERINE DREAM         THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 2  ESOTERIC ANTENNAE (reissue)

ANTHONY PHILLIPS          WISE AFTER THE EVENT  ESOTERIC BOX SET (reissue)

TONY PATTERSON                        EQUATIONS OF MEANING         ESOTERIC ANTENNA

EDEN SHADOW      MELODIES FOR MALADIES        WHITE KNIGHT RECORDS            PROG METAL

P J HARVEY              THE HOPE SIX DEMOLITION PROJECT                        VAGRANT

DAVID BOWIE        BLACK STAR                        COLUMBIA

GONG            REJOICE, I’M DEAD!                      PROGRESSIVE/ PSYCH/ CANTERBURY

THE RESONANCE ASSOCIATION          PILGRIM       BANDCAMP             ELECTRONIC/ EXPERIMENTAL/ DRONE

CAVERN OF ANTI-MATTER        CAVERN OF ANTI-MATTER        ELECTRONIC/ SYNTH/ STEREOLAB SIDE PROJECT

ELECTRIC MOON   THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE       SULATRON   SPACE ROCK

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR             WILD              BLUES

EMPIRICAL              CONNECTIONS                   CUNEIFORM RECORDS

THE ONES I HAVEN’T CHECKED OUT YET?

ANDERSON- STOLT           INVENTION OF KNOWLEDGE

NEAL MORSE BAND         SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM

DREAM THEATER  THE ASTONISHING

DUNGEN      HAXAN

OPETH           SORCERESS

Paradox One: Advent 40 – late additions

Paradox One artworkSorry these are a little late as we are already into the new year but I had some listening to catch up on:

EYES OF BLUE- IN FIELDS OF ARDATH (Esoteric) (review forthcoming in Acid Dragon magazine)

KAMASI WASHINGTON- THE EPIC (Brainfeeder) (brilliant jazz fusion with a difference)

JULIA HOLTER- HAVE YOU IN MY WILDERNESS (Domino)

FUCHSIA- FUCHSIA (Esoteric) (Classic ‘acid folk’ album with hints of Love and Fairport Convention but totally on its own planet, 7 minute numbers with intriguing twists and turns and violin making for a unique sound. Vastly underrated at the time and nice to see its latest incarnation on CD)

Have a few spaces still to fill- watch this space.
Now I wonder what 2016 will bring.

NEW MUSIC COMING SOON FROM URBMON 116, A SIDE PROJECT OF PARADOX ONE!

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Paradox One – Out of the Void – the video!

Paradox One – Out of the Void – the video!  Yes, indeed, here is a video for your viewing pleasure for “Out of the Void”.  Don’t forget to visit the Bandcamp page for free downloads and more.

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.

 

pArAdOx OnE Reality? The Neurosis Years and beyond

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pArAdOx OnE Reality? The Neurosis Years and beyond

Phil Jackson is an progressive/ space rock/ electronic artist from Scotland who has been recording since 2000 as Paradox One. Over that time he has released a number of CDs on Rick Ray’s Neurosis label and his own ‘7’ label. His most recent work is a collaboration with members of Census of Hallucinations and Clear Blue Sky entitled ‘This Fragile Peace’ on Stone Premonitions. Before moving onto his next project Phil has reworked/ remodelled his earlier recordings to present a retrospective of his music so far. Further projects await so meanwhile please rediscover and enjoy!

 

Listening guide: where to start?         We have regenerated again!’

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.

All is free to listen to and comment on- visit my website www.paradoxone.co.uk where the music will be up in time for November via Bandcamp, all going according to plan. A two CD copy (155 minutes of music) is available with much explanation and formidable artwork at cost which means £5 including P&P through Pay Pal individually numbered and named.

The future beckons as more projects await. I believe in this music and I hope you will too. It is not perfect. Then again I do not want it to be. Prepare to be transported to other realms but most of all, explore and enjoy!

Contact phil@paradoxone.co.uk

(The refashioned site has passed its thousandth visitor- thanks to all and to Stuart Hamilton, web guru extraordinaire! The music will also be available on Bandcamp at the very reasonable price of £3.

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.”

Paradox One - This Fragile Peace

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