Here's a roundup of the latest activity from the Paranoid Foundation:
The first review of the new City Paranoid album 'Closedown' is in courtesy of Dutch zine, Vital Weekly:
Closedown is the latest CD from Crispin Lee under the name City Paranoid and is a follow-up of of Dream's Edge (2004) and A Means to No End ( 2008). Closedown will be the final chapter of his set of solo recordings under the name City Paranoid. The album is very intense and built up of 11 tracks in a period of 26 minutes. The tracks are created by highly manipulated field-recordings, and acoustic and electronic sound sources. His voice tells a story, but I cannot follow it, because of my lack the English language, but also because of the way the voice is mixed in drony, noisy sound layers. But maybe this is also the meaning of these short stories with titles like Hitched, Now Understood, Terminal Nation, At Peace with Nothing and Silent Running. That we will never know what the thoughts are of this man who is living in a city which fears him a lot by all the dangerous moments, vehicles and people. Cause if we really know what in his mind than we can track and expose him. City Paranoid is a short well-composed piece of dark music with a unique personal touch. (JKH)
The link can be found here... http://www.vitalweekly.net/775.html and for a limited time, you can hear us on the Vital Weekly podcast here... http://www.vitalweekly.net/podcast.html
Also, the track 'Broken Up' was played on Canadian radio show 'Le Vestibule' on CFOU 89.1 FM, Quebec. If you missed that, that is also on a podcast here... http://www.archive.org/download/levestibule2avril2011cfou/levestibule2avril2011cfou_vbr.m3u and here... http://www.archive.org/download/levestibule2avril2011cfou/levestibule2avril2011cfou_vbr_mp3.zip
DJ Don Campau has also played tracks from the album on his 'No Pigeonholes' radio shows broadcasting on KOWS-FM from Occidental, California, USA. The podcast edition is here... http://nopigeonholesexp.podomatic.com and also on his show on the www.luver.com, with the podcast for that here... http://doncampau.podomatic.com/
Good to see the release is being well received, more to follow we hope!