Five Perspectives (On The Same Event) : Re​-​Release

by Andrew Paine

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"Five Perspectives (on the same event)" was originally released on Matthew Shaw's Apollolaan Recordings in 2009.

One single track with a playing time of just under half an hour, using Voice, Guitar, Harmonica and FX.

Limited to just 50 hand painted CDRS, using acrylic and ink on card sleeves housed in plasic wallets.

"...of extreme use for meditation, navigation and general cuntedness is FIVE PERSPECTIVES ON THE SAME EVENT, the new album by Glaswegian Andrew Paine on Apollolan Recordings.

Consisting of just one single 28-minute track, Paine’s highly original and rounded Vision commences with the artist chanting ‘I was born in silence’ over & over as cracked sounds and ambient squirmings from distant galaxies invade his sonic space. Gradually, as Paine itemizes the extremely specific details of his birth, various other hefty aural vehicles drop in for tea & buns at Paine’s lonely sonic roadside café, but all are eventually chased away by the artist’s obsessive chanting, which draws to it an incoming sea fog that obscures all detail and gives the impression of forthcoming disaster.

Powered by pipe organs, reed organs, bandonians and a harmonium, the disorientating overall effect throws up a scene from Ivor Cutler’s ‘Life in a Scotch Sitting Room’, as though invaded by New Age Presbyterians engaged in some vast Japanese Gagaku ceremony.

Timeless, weird, strung out, religious and self-obsessed; this is wonderful Western Music that celebrates the alienness of our modern culture in a similarly vocal-heavy & mythical manner as the Residents.

Julian Cope


released July 20, 2017

Andrew Paine - Voice, Guitar, Harmonica & FX



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Andrew Paine is a Glasgow based musician: his work ranging from solo voice, through layered howling guitars, gentle piano interludes, oblique electronics and wherever he likes in between.

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Track Name: Five Perspectives (On The Same Event)
Five Perspectives (on the same event)

I was born to silence
In the old hall gardens
In the night time moon-glade
To the scent of blossoms
By the giant hedgerow
And the sun breaks gently
Near the bleached white building
Dreams a man who's walking
On the snapshot beach side
Swoops a blue black swallow
In the countryside
I was born to silence
I was born to silence
I was born to silence

Andrew Paine - 2009