London producer Paul White has sifted through the back catalogue of a little known Scandinavian psych rock musician for his latest release.
[audio:AncientTreasure.mp3] ‘Paul White and the Purple Brain’ will be released in June on the Stones Throw sister label ‘Now and Again‘ (the first single ‘Ancient Treasure’ can be downloaded here).
A collaboration of sorts, the entire record is based around and inspired by the work of little-known Swedish psych-rock guru S.T. Mikael. Heavy on Eastern influences and otherworldly concerns, Mikael’s music ranges from searing electric guitar-led dirges to dreamlike ballads to ghostly atmospheric experiments and has been issued in tiny quantities since the 1990s on the ‘Subliminal Sounds’ label.
Having been granted access to S.T. Mikael’s back catalogue, Paul White found a unique source of inspiration and challenged himself to create an album using the Swedish multi-instrumentalist’s work as the sole basis for his output. The result is Paul White & The Purple Brain.
The eclectic producer also performed at the first D/B Serious Beat Producers event in autumn last year.