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Paul Haig

The Wood

    Les Disques du Crepuscule presents The Wood, a brand new studio album by Scottish singer and songwriter Paul Haig, previously frontman with cult Postcard post punk legends Josef K.

    Paul’s fourth solo album for Crepuscule since 1983 was written and recorded over a three year period between 2015 and 2018, and explores glitchy, twisty sonic territories in the vein of Four Tet, Floating Points and Love Over Entropy.

    ‘We can think of the wood or forest as a metaphor for the mystery of the human psyche,’ says Paul. ‘Like the human soul, it can be a place of hidden meanings and unrevealed secrets. I wanted to try and evoke this through the music and worked hard on finding the right balance of electronic and organic sound samples across a broad range of musical genres.’

    Metamorphosis is a comprehensive compilation of singles, sessions and embryonic experiments recorded by Paul Haig between 1981 and 1982, spanning the end of cult band Josef K and the beginning of his polished pop solo career.

    Disc 1 gathers together various singles recorded for Crepuscule in 1982, including Running Away, Justice, Blue For You and the EP Swing In 82, the latter a bold foray into Sinatra territory. The extended 12” versions of Running Away and Justice appear here on CD for the first time, along with compilation tracks such as Mad Horses and Christiania, and rare demo versions of Luck and On This Night of Decision.

    Disc 2 features several projects recorded as Rhythm of Life, including four tracks recorded live on a Crepuscule package tour in February 1982, and two rare RoL singles on which Paul collaborated with infamous artist Sebastian Horsley, and fellow Edinburgh musician Stephen Harrison. Also included are all eight tracks from Drama, a DIY cassette of experimental electronica issued by Paul in 1981.

    Cover art by Benoit Hennebert. Booklet includes archive images and track by track commentary by Paul Haig.

    Paul Haig

    At Twilight

      At Twilight is a compilation of picked tracks recorded for Crepuscule by iconic Scottish singer-songwriter Paul Haig, who first made his name as the frontman of legendary Postcard Records guitar slingers Josef K.

      Between 1982 and 1991 Paul Haig recorded a string of polished dance-pop singles for the label, including singles Justice, Heaven Sent, Big Blue World and Love Eternal, along with parent albums Rhythm of Life, Warp of Pure Fun and Coincidence Vs Fate. The various producers and collaborators featured on this ‘best of’ selection include Alan Rankine, Cabaret Voltaire, Bernard Sumner, Mantronik, Lil Louis, Alex Sadkin and Man Parrish.

      Disc 1 collects together stand-out singles and album tracks from Paul’s decade at Twilight. Disc 2 includes all nine tracks from his lost second studio album from 1984, recorded with Alan Rankine of The Associates, but never before released in complete form. “It was meant to be more eclectic than the first,” explains Paul today, “although it didn’t necessarily turn out that way. Still, I never consciously tried to write hit records. I think you’d lose all credibility if you thought that way.”

      Cover portrait by Charles Van Hoorick. Booklet includes archive images and track by track commentary by Paul Haig.

      Lemon Jelly's Fred Deakin gets messy with the lead track from post-punk legend Paul Haig's most recent album, turning it into a relentless indie dancefloor monster. Plus we also get an unreleased B-side on a more laidback electronic tip verging on the Balearic. This is the first in a series of six seven inches.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Ltd 7" Info: Limited 7" packaged in a ridiculously lavish hand screenprinted, foil embossed die-cut sleeve. 500 copies only.


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