Paul Haslinger reveals new track ‘Undertow’ from new album ‘Exit Ghost’ out 7th February 2020. The composer’s long thought out opus, a moment caught in time, flicks through reference points, taking an ethereal excursion that permeates musical genres as it becomes awash with intricate sounds and cross-pollinating rhythms.
“Things that go on in the room next door… artists like Library Tapes and Burial really opened my eyes and ears to the possibility of shifting sound perspectives, the fact that the piano recorded in another room, sounding from the distance, can be more interesting than the direct, pristine recorded sound. With sound all around us, the less obvious parts are often the most intriguing.” Paul Haslinger on Undertow
Built originally from the warmth of his grand piano, the album resonates with purity and power, from an eerie and evocative betweenworld, that’s at once expansive and rolling, then intoxicating and suffocating in equal measures; modern composition at its most uplifting; cerebral, celebratory, intense and beautiful.
Created over the span of eight years and filled with literal and personal references, the album itself is a testament to the search – a quest filled with hints, particles and suggestions.
Paul Haslinger’s ‘Exit Ghost’ is the first release from new electronic label Artificial Instinct and will be available on vinyl (with die cut sleeve) and CD.
Photo credit: Steve Gullick