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Saturday 4 April 2020

What Paranoid Foundation did next...

It's been a while since there was any Paranoid-related news! While our indefinite hiatus continues, both Crispin and Andy have been working on their own projects.

Crispin has been releasing music prolifically over the last couple of years under the 'AmberHours' moniker. You can find a large part of his catalogue on his Bandcamp page - It's an uncompromising experimental electronic project, with further releases to be found on Soundcloud and Spotify.

Meanwhile, Andy has just released his first EP (CD and download) with his wife, Joanna under the name 'Vanishing Faces'. This is a hybrid of folk and glitchy electronics. File under Folk Horror! It can be found here -

We'll endeavour to provide more frequent updates in the future. Stay Safe!

Friday 1 April 2016

Side-Line Magazine review 'Thaw'

Belgian magazine Side-Line have reviewed our last album, 'Thaw'...

Paranoid Winter – Thaw (CD Album – Paranoid Winter)

Genre/Influences: Dark-ambient, soundscape.

Background/Info: Paranoid Foundation often adapted their band name in function of their work. Set up by Crispin Lee, the British project now strikes back as Paranoid Winter, which is a name devoted to the Winter solstice for which this 5-track album has been written.

Content: “Thaw” sounds like a paranoid sonic universe, but first of all remains a poignant, ambient work. The songs are pretty minimal-like. There’s a scary and disturbing ambiance hanging over the production, which is empowered by spooky, half-spoken vocals.

The work sounds like a rite, which doesn’t give you the feeling to be devoted to Winter, but to evil forces. The tracks have been accomplished by numerous sonic treatments, and there’s also the surprising appearance of a clarinet. This is a chilling and desolate opus, revealing a few more elaborated passages during the final part.

 + + + : I like the progression of the song writing while the ghost-like male and female vocals add an extra frightening touch. This is ambient music with a strong visual appeal.

 - - - : A few passages are missing an apotheosis and are stagnating in monotone constructions. 

Conclusion: Paranoid Foundation remains a scary sonic trip, mixing minimalism and haunting atmospheres.

 Best songs: “Words (Fail Us)”, “Narratives”, “Presentations”.

 Rate: (7).

Thursday 17 March 2016

Paranoid Podcast - Episode 23 now online!

Attention music lovers! After an 18-month hiatus, the Paranoid Podcast has returned. Episode 23 features a 30-minute/14-track mini-album of brand-new, instrumental electronica. Expect the usual dark, unsettling ride to the paranoid side. Industrial synths, rattling drum machines and ponderous bass collide in a set entitled 'All Change'.

Subscribe in iTunes/Apple Podcasts app (search Paranoid Podcast) or get it here...

Over and out...

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Texture review 'Thaw'

Canadian music ezine 'textura' has reviewed our latest album 'Thaw', read it HERE

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Dream Logic

Yesterday we were pleased to announce the release of our new album 'Thaw', and today we have a brand new track on our Soundcloud to announce. 'Dream Logic' is a contemplative piece, again on the theme of winter - something I put together quickly using a sample of Iona Leigh's folk vocals and some of Crispin's spoken word, wrapped up in a liberal dose of electronic beats and fx. It is rather rough and ready, but hopefully worthy of a listen!

Tune in for free HERE


Monday 21 December 2015

The new album is out TODAY!!!

Paranoid Winter - 'Thaw' has finally been unleashed upon an unsuspecting world! Just in time for the winter solstice, this 5-track album is perhaps our finest work yet.

This is deep, dark and wintry ambient electronica. Across its 37-minute duration it features the male/female vocal interplay of Cris and Claire set upon a hallucinatory soundworld made up of glacial synthesizers, ghostly clarinet and a bewildering array of field recordings and manipulated acoustic instruments.

Best listened to late at night in a darkened room, the overall effect is highly trance-inducing with icy atmospheres entirely befitting of the season. Tetsu Okada's amazing cover art gives a perfect visual representation of the music for all the many synaesthesiasts out there!

'Thaw' is available now for download and streaming - on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Amazon and other major retailers. Wrap up warm, for it is sure to be a Paranoid Winter...

Friday 4 December 2015

Another Paranoid Winter track on the Soundcloud...

With the release of the Paranoid Winter 'Thaw' album imminent (21st December!), here is another track to whet your appetite. Not featured on the album, instead this is taken from the original Paranoid Winter EP, which was featured on our Paranoid Podcast Autumn 2014.

It includes the vocals of Claire Norman and Cris Lee, set against dissonant guitars, clarinets and electronic manipulation.

Listen HERE