Adelaide based, Australian musician Paul Handley has had a busy 18 months working towards writing 10 new electronic, instrumental songs for this album, now called, 'What Goes Around'. Paul describes the primary aim and challenge for this release is, “To create songs that are engaging and captivating (at least from a personal perspective) despite lacking the cohesive thread of lyrics and singing. It was an aim to create instrumental music that retains a tangible narrative of an underlying theme. Aside from playing synthesizers in The What 4 (2006-2010), Paul’s most recent releases have been two albums under the name Electron, (www.electronmusic.bandcamp.com
) both more Ambient in nature, hence the album titles, Atmospherics and Nuance. In writing the current material, close attention was paid to the bass melody and rhythmic groove/tempos set to provide the underlying structure. For added depth, subtlety and variation, vast multiples of synthetic leads and pads were tracked. "Creating a CPU overload of challenges and headaches, working to tame and refine, sonic, monstrous outbursts, to harness the discord, and to hopefully arrive, at a place of composure, focus and clarity.”
As a prelude to this, a digital release, single, ‘For the Love of Something’, came out in August and is available in online music stores. A special feature of this three song, release, is a remix of the title track, by the Berlin based artist Emika (www.emikarecords.com
), who creates a gentle but powerful version, which embodies a rich atmosphere of strings and vocal textures.
An early version of track 10, 'Hidden', appears on an industrial/electro compilation put out by Belgium magazine Sideline www.sidelinemag.bandcamp.com/album/face-the-beat-session-3