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Best of 2015

Paul Chain

Violet Art of Improvisation

Label: Minotauro

Format: CDx2

Genre: Electronic

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** restocked ** Milestone!! Housed in a glorious mini-LP gatefold japanese style papersleeve packaging with custom OBI, double CD edition. This reissue of a largely unknown yet spellbinding touchstone in the canon of early doom music heritage is finally available again. Paul Chain has, in fact, stood as a pillar in the Italian metal scene for over three decades, launching his cult career with the infamous Death S.S. Everything the man has touched is gold. Some of the best releases ever, doom or otherwise, have come from this man. Yet somehow he has remained under the radar and still to this day is relatively unknown amongst metal fans.

Paul Chain's music has a genuinely alien, ethereal quality that equally stems from his explorative naivety and a taste for evocative tone and structure, resulting in a almost mystical sound which stands out from its era and has since fed forward into contemporary doom music, Sunn 0))) and Stephen O'Malley included.

Recorded between 1981-84 and released in 1989 for the first time, this is music which seems to exist in a void, casting a lonely shadow layered and lifted into the ether with a subtle nervous energy that is at once unnerving and blissful. Waves of mesmerising organ layer and accumulate a dark, wyrd energy, enhanced by the impenetrable clouds of weird vocals within the course of a movement.. There was nobody quite like Paul Chain, that's for sure!

Cat. number: M 2015-12
Year: 2015

The language used by Paul Chain doesn't exist, it's purely phonetic.
Tracks 1.01 and 1.02 recorded on summer and autumn 1981
Track 1.03 recorded on winter 1984
Tracks 2.01 to 2.06 recorded on winter and spring 1986