It’s time for Paisley Babylon to get into recording mode once more and I’m doing it entirely at my art space at Bridgeport Art Center….Paisley Babylon is exploring new sonic territories and you might just see a bit more PB on social media and elsewhere…PB hasn’t really taken part in the social media explosion and I am probably wayyy behind the times on that one.
There is no working title or preliminary track to tease here yet–this announcement usually comes after some creative work has been done, but this time it’s hitting the site as I set up my recording gear and get ready to move forward again.
Paisley Babylon has long flirted with film soundtrack work, and indeed has actually made it into some projects and videos…but I am looking foward to doing more work for visual media in the future. Stay tuned for news and developments on that front.
The latest Paisley Babylon news is soundtrack-related; PB is scoring music and atmospheres for the Chicago indie short film, 45 RPM. It’s a murder mystery featuring a clue heard on a seven-inch single and there will be sinister music and Morricone-esque cues throughout.
A rough cut of the film is being worked at the time of this writing and Paisley Babylon heads into the studio soon to record the eerie sounds required, as well as intro and closing credit music.
This isn’t the first time Paisley Babylon has done soundtrack sounds, but it’s the first horror film project and it’s hoped that this will be a larger part of the Paisley Babylon experience in the future. Soundtracks are a particular favorite in the PB camp; Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, John Carpenter, Dust Brothers, so many name and sounds…all married to images on the silver screen, but just as powerful as stand-alone musical experiences.
45 RPM wrapped principal photography in August and will hit the film festival and horror convention circuit in 2013; updates on the film and soundtrack as things develop.
Paisley Babylon is featured in an upcoming Youtube video, with the track “Who Needs Sleeping Pills?” The track will be the background theme for a video featuring a work of “liquid art” unfolding onscreen as the Paisley Babylon track plays.
This track is featured on the Paisley Babylon album Songs From The Interstellar Hash Bar Jukebox and is a great match for anyone who loves dark ambient, Coil, the more experimental works of Brian Eno, or Cabaret Voltaire.
You can find the album this track appears on at Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, Napster and elsewhere. When the video is complete and released to the public we’ll post the clip here.