I was recently interviewed by Jerry Kranitz for the famous Spacerock magazine, Aural Innovations; he also reviewed Electric Sepulcher. We covered a lot of topics, including the retirement of Quarkspace, the recording of Electric Sepulcher, and what other items are in the queue here at the Church of Hed.
Some highlights from the review:
“The album is a luscious instrumental journey that consists of quirky spaced out electronica, Space-Prog symphonics, sci-fi soundtrack and electro grooves. Paul excels at seamlessly blending disparate styles and influences, and the thematic development throughout the set is among his best yet.”
“Godspeed You Alien Dingo is the 10 minute epic of the set and where Paul’s thematic development skills really shine. It kicks off with a few minutes of meteor shower space synths and cosmic Mellotron wave, before transitioning to a combination of syncopated electronic pattern, alien effects, and a beautiful dual combination of gently pleasant piano and spaced out synth melody.”
And from the interview:
“PW: At this point, any new Quarkspace release — barring something unexpected — would be of a retrospective nature — maybe a two or three-disc overview (which would include some of the tracks from All These Suns) and a two-disc Best of the Spacefolds release? I have zero interest in working on anything like that right now, but if any other record label is interested in releasing them, I’d listen.”
“PW: I am currently working on The Autumn Shrine EP which will be released around Thanksgiving. It features a new composition, a freaky improv, and two pieces originally slotted for Electric Sepulcher that I cut, not for quality’s sake, but to better balance that album. I have always been jealous of Stereolab simultaneously releasing great albums and EPs, so I hope to follow that model moving forward.”
Jerry continues to be a godsend for the entire worldwide spacerock scene. Check out of some of the many other articles, reviews, and archived radio shows covering the experimental music underground at Aural Innovations.