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Paisley Babylon on Various Compilations

Paisley Babylon synth music darkwavePaisley Babylon has racked up some rather nice spots on a variety of compilation albums including the one seen above, Dark Waves: Dismal and Longingly, where PB’s Midnight Thunderstorm Sex appears.

Dark Gothik Helloween compilation album paisley babylonYou can also find Paisley Babylon’s unique brand of synth darkness on Dark Gothik Helloween, which featues the track Hypnotically Adrift.

Paisley babylon darkwave synth music chicagoNot sure how or why Paisley Babylon was selected to appear on Alternative Campus Vol. 3, but why the hell not?  Even college students need to find the darkness sometimes, right?

Joe Wallace Chicago synth theremin Paisley BabylonDitto for THIS one, but the kids DO love their Midnight Thunderstorm Sex, and there can be no complaints about the added attention, to be sure. Thanks to these compilation makers for adding PB to the mix.

Paisley Babylone dark synth music ChicagoHotel Shower Time also got a bit of attention on this lovely comp. New wave is a favorite on the speakers round Paisley Babylon sonic HQ so it was very pleasing to find someone interested in adding us to a new wave comp. Wonderful!

Dark Wave of Sound compilation New Wave Paisley BabylonThe makers of the Dark Wave Of Sound compilation saw fit to include Paisley Babylon’s Midnight Thunderstorm Sex in its collection of dark and doomy tracks. That one keeps showing up on the comps, which leads one to believe that people love to invite Mother Nature to watch them getting it on. Which is fine and wonderful, but do take photos.

Scary Halloween Music Paisley Babylon Joe Wallace synth musicHypnotically Adrift shows up again on not one, but TWO compilations! Halloween seems to be the month of choice for Paisley Babylon lovers, so it is very nice to see the interest in PB’s dark synth tracks extending to these two.

Gothic Notic Paisley Babylon Joe Wallace analog synth music.jpgThere are other comps, to be sure–Paisley Babylon debuted on the Uncle Buzz Records compilation, Acid Ranch 2000, which is sadly out of print. It would be REALLY NICE if this one became digitally available someday.Paisley Babylon Acid Ranch 2000

Paisley Babylon Curating New Compilation

DARK MUSIC FOR MIDNIGHT DRIVING ALBUM COVER2smallerThat image above is the cover for a new compilation of dark music that, as the name of the album implies, is perfect for late night driving. Paisley Babylon occasionally releases music via a German distributor called Feiyr, and this service now allows its artist to create compilations for release to Amazon, iTunes, etc. This is Paisley Babylon’s first foray into Feiyr’s world of compilation curation and it’s going to be quite exciting to see what happens here. Stay tuned for details, the album isn’t finished yet, but it’s well on the way!

The tracks on the compilation range from Dark Wave to Gothic Ethereal and other doomy electronica. There’s a great cross-section of moody sounds represented here…we’ll keep you posted once the compilation is available for sale.

 

Paisley Babylon to Perform at Capricon 35 Feb 14 2015

Joe Wallace Korg MicroKorgPaisley Babylon returns to Capricon to perform in the Con lounge at 3:30 on Saturday Feb. 14 2015 in Wheeling Illinois at the Westin Chicago North Shore. The theremin insanity returns for a full set–are you ready? Last year’s set was full of nightmares, sexy hallucinations, and unusual sonic journeys through hyperspace. This year will be just as strange, surreal, and fun.

Details on Capricon 35 including registration and hotel information are at the Capricon official site.

 

Paisley Babylon @WindyCon 2014-THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Joe Wallace Theremin Windycon Paisley Babylon

The Paisley Babylon show in Not The Film Room was a success thanks to a lot of love from Windycon convention goers, the support of the excellent Ten Wing Media folks and many others. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! WindyCon 2014 was fun, wine-fuelled and had a few surprises…especially great (performance time aside) was getting to see the  new film by Ten Wing Media, Citizen In The Temple. Sci-Fi dystopian futures as only Ten Wing can envision–Paisley Babylon recommended!

Paisley Babylon has a busy winter ahead. The next convention appearance is at Not The Film Room at Capricon 35 , which hits February 12-15 2015 at the Westin North Shore in Wheeling, Illinois.

The Paisley Babylon related project Texas Turntable Massacre will feature a full-length CD release party on Friday December 19 2014 at StudioLab located in the Fashion Design Center, 5th Floor of the Bridgeport Art Center at 1200 W. 35th Street in Chicago. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind CD which features audio insanity from heavily manipulated dollar bin vinyl records, plus theremin and vintage analog synth. You can buy a digital version of this album at the Texas Turntable Massacre site on Bandcamp.

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Paisley Babylon Performs at WindyCon Saturday November 15 2014

Joe Wallace and Theremin

THIS SATURDAY! Paisley Babylon does a TWO THEREMIN performance at Windycon, which is held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard IL.

The  Paisley Babylon show is in Windycon party suite 1543 and begins promptly at 8PM. There will be not one, but TWO theremins used in the performance as well as a nice helping of bizarre, surreal visuals and a merchandise table featuring pay-what-you-prefer pricing for the very first Paisley Babylon CD ever, released way back in 1998 by Uncle Buzz Records.

Paisley Babylon will perform all new material including a nicely strange looper performance that involves spontaneous, on-the-spot song creation using the amazing Electro-Harmonix 45000 looper box.

Paisley Babylon has been compared to the soundtrack work of John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi, Stereolab and Funki Porcini. If you enjoy surreal, hallucinatory sounds with a dash of voyeurism, this is the event for you.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance. Stand by for weirdness and BYOB. Join PB at Windycon THIS WEEKEND for the Saturday performance in Windycon party suite 1543 and begins promptly at 8PM.

WINDYCON is held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard IL.