Saturday, 19 February 2011

Upcoming new releases on Paradigms in March!

We can already sense that 2011 is going to be a wonderfully vibrant year for exciting new music and the upcoming Paradigms release schedule is surely testament to that, in our humble opinion at least. We've spent the last few weeks immersed in some truly extraordinary new albums that we'll write about here over the coming week but it's with great anticipation that we announce the first two Paradigms editions of the year, further expanding our unified vision of challenging, uncompromising and beautifully eclectic work.

So watch out for both of these in early March, but in the meantime, here is a bit of a low-down:


The debut album from Stuttgart's HÖHLENMUSIK ENSEMBLE is an absolute triumph of experimental electronica, avant jazz and modern composition. A major step forwards into the ether for Paradigms, this ensemble effortlessly crafts a luscious debut album incorporating some of the finest players in the scene and a cosmic jazz milestone to blow minds. Fusing rich strings, vibes, double bass, woodwind and precision percussion alongside delicate electronics into a vast musical vision. Truly spectacular and highly recommended for appreciators of Jaga Jazzist, Isotope 217, Alice Coltrane, Supersilent, Tortoise and David Axelrod, perhaps. Totally beyond.


In stark contrast, we're very privileged to introduce Seattle's GREAT FALLS to the Paradigms family. Their self titled debut is one truly mammoth mechanised beast of angular, pulverizing noiserock from distinguished stock indeed. Featuring ex-members of Kiss It Goodbye and Playing Enemy with a very special vocal appearance from Ryan McKenney of TRAP THEM, such predigree speaks for itself. Mathematical heaviness prevails throughout it's industrial beauty with moments of atmospheric light between the claustrophobic bleakness. Intelligent, calculated walls of black sound with nods to The Jesus Lizard, Godflesh, The Austerity Program, Shellac and other such noise pioneers. Colossal.

Watch out for both of these releases at the Paradigms Recordings webstore in early March, along with audio samples and other good stuff. Each album will be immaculately presented and limited to 500 copies. Now we are excited, so join us...

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