Monday, August 6, 2007

Paul Haig-Electronik Audience

Music has previously always struggled to keep pace with Paul Haig. His 80's angular Edinburgh post-punk outfit Josef K were way ahead of their time, influencing numerous contemporary bands (most notably Franz Ferdinand). His last few solo releases too - the ‘Cinematique’ albums - were eminently futuristic.
On Electronik Audience it’s Haig that seems to be playing catch up though. Resembling a bunch of dodgy early 90s house anthems - all flimsy processed beats and ambient synths - much of this record simply sounds dated. Only ‘Reason’ and ‘Thieves’ show real flashes of inspiration, their sneering vocals suggesting - frustratingly, if nothing else - that the trailblazing old punk is actually still in him, somewhere. ~Malcolm Jack

www.list.co.uk/article/2261-paul-haig

1 Electronik Audience
2 Get On
3 Traumatik
4 Departure 60
5 Reason
6 Hard Alright
7 Disco Gem
8 Symptomatik
9 Beat Dream
10 Thieves
11 Life Goes On

"Reason" is the first single which was released in May.The new single is out this week an it is called "Thieves/Ready To Go".

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