Building upon the
narrative established on last years critically acclaimed
Rock’ album, ‘Electric Soup’ is the
from Portland, Oregon based Strategy, aka multi-instrumentalist,
programmer and DJ Paul Dickow.
The compositions feature material initially road-tested during his
whistle-stop tour of the UK and France in October 2007, which were then
refined through a studio process that fuses old-school analogue
equipment with modern digital sound design and manipulation.
is this blend of the old and new, combined with Paul’s own
retro-futurist outlook which makes the songs on Electric Soup seem
instantly familiar yet still unreservedly unique.
From the Kosmiche of 'Unconventional Wisdom' through to the final
theremin squeals of 'Primordial Soup' (which also features a guest
appearance by Nudge cohort Brian Foote on additional guitar and synth
duties), the almost dizzying array of textures, themes and musical
motifs blended into the 24 minute running time provides food for the
senses. Anyone for soup?
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