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MP3 Music, August 31, 2004
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Well before I received my copy in the mail I got to listen to an archive interview and session on California's KCRW ( Morning's Become Eclectic ) internet radio. Oh and is Paul's voice soothing and moody ? Oh it is. He sounds like a cool foggy midnight with a little light rain. One where the moist streets reflect every light and there's no-one around but you. Do you know what I mean ?. That was an excellent acoustic performance ( check it out at KCRW.org ) and I started to become more anxious.
The album arrived, and the first time I listened I thought.. hhhhmm okay. Then I listened again... and again. And the 80's synth chords and voices came up through the velvety vocals and mixed up in my head to recreate a distant time. The layers are subtle and you'll never get them unless you listen in a quiet room or in bed. It isn't a modern sound... but it's addicting just the same. Paul's vocal tapestry of images flow through me and it is a rewarding experience. I can't believe a title like "Because of Toledo" could be so powerful... and then segue into something so different as "She saw the world". I love it and only wish it was twice as long. We've waited a long time but it is SOOO worth it.
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