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    Posted: October 27 2011 at 13:15
From the Paradigms Music newsletter:

It's with great pleasure that we introduce two new Paradigms editions that are officially released today. May we present RASHOMON "Ashcan Copy (Film Music Vol. 3), the latest collection of exploitation soundtrack exotica / sound library work from sonic alchemist Matt Thompson, who you may be aware of as the founding member of London's GUAPO. A truly spellbinding trip unearthing interpretations of unreleased film music from Italy, Japan and the USA amonst others, dating from the 1950s to the 1970s and sourced from archives across Europe. The eight tracks expand on the source material to include elements of noise, folk, psychedelia, heavy prog and jazz noir, while remaining faithfuil to their origins. Unavailable and largely unknown until now, this music can at last be heard!

And then there's YR ILIAD; the first time we heard these Californian stargazers and their psyched out, sun-drenched drone folk we were immediately bewitched and knew we had to release a record with the trio on Paradigms. "Welcome To Concrete" is a totally cosmic opus, a deeply hypnotic, rich and organic experience and one which we are immensely proud to share with you.

What the critics are saying :

“A restless Univers Zero / Popol Vuh vibe pervades, at times delicate and sensuous, but often heavy, oppressive and dark as a grave fitted with blackout blinds.” (Rock-A-Rolla Magazine)

“Krautrock like, montage styled collages of sound, banging rock structures, swirling organs, jazzy, minimal music and maximal music. Trip music that works well, even without any filmic reference.” (Vital Weekly)

“Matt's obviously been busy imbibing the spirits of Goblin, Fabio Frizzi and Angelo Badalamenti which loom large over these eight tracks. Those influences seep out from each cut like a carmine miasma, but most brilliantly never give the game away - this could just have easily been imagined and fashioned in the late '70s or today. His execution is scarily close to the original aesthetic, from frantically spiralling organ outings and acid-fuelled tension to authentic psyche-funk breaks, harrowed Moog jams and doomy chamber jazz, all played with an incredible instinctive touch” (Boomkat)

“The styles of music vary quite a lot from Goblin esque prog zombie horror, to kitsch sounding library music, eerie prog, elements of jazz. He's clearly listened to a lot of film soundtracks as the music he's created sounds super authentic. Excellent stuff!!” (Norman Records) 

"Ashcan Copy (Film Music Vol. 3)" by RASHOMON is presented as a screenprinted, heavy board digi-pak edition of 300 only. Order HERE

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