A NEW WAVE OF PARANOIA... The Paranoid Foundation return with their second CD release 'Double Negative' - 9 tracks of entirely instrumental, dark, brooding atmospheres. A variety of instruments and 'found sounds' have been used by the London, UK duo of Crispin Lee and Andrew Walker to create their subtle, shifting soundworlds. Introspective and alien, yet still immersive and accessible: 'Double Negative' is some of their finest work yet. Thoroughly mesmerising and designed to be listened to as a whole, the sonics perfectly mirror the enigmatic/organic cover art from the Foundation's silent third member, Japanese graphic artist, Tetsu Okada. Are you Paranoid? Then you might be ready to take the trip into 'Double Negative'. PHOSPHOR MAGAZINE REVIEW: Cris Lee, Andrew Walker and Tetsu Okada formed a project aiming to explore the darker elements of the human psyche. Their second CD release entitled Double Negative features nine tracks in which this English trio proves to be specialized in melancholic soundscapes, reminding of rainy days on the countryside. The tracks are short, just procuring a mood to continue with the next. One never gets a complete hold on the atmosphere, it's there and disappears right away, like mysterious short showers that come and go as they please. Nevertheless one is wet in the end. After listening to Double Negative one has a good overview what this trio is capable of; creating diversity in mysticism and sadness. PSYCHOTROPIC ZONE REVIEW: Paranoid Foundation's oscillating, dark soundscapes plumb the darker sides of the human psyche but luckily also have some heavenly elements. SMALLFISH RECORDS REVIEW: Dark ambient drones and manipulated guitar soundscapes comparable to Fennesz, KK Null, Main, Kranky etc. Dense and intense, layered and subtle, haunting yet strangely attractive. VITAL WEEKLY REVIEW: In the nine pieces that are to be found here you will find dramatic music with a strong love of the more forceful forms of ambient music.
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