Robot child singing
Paddington DC – live video from 2008
Good bye holidays. Let’s get back to the blog. Before the summer break, my latest post was about Mattias Alkberg. This one features another Bear Quartet member, Calle Olsson, through his solo project Paddington Distortion Combo. Probably one the most current exciting Swedish artist.
From his first records like Hoppfull Musik För Hopplösa Människor to this new one called UNIT, PDC has followed a path far from media spotlights. His previous release, United, was thus a very radical album that could only be listened to as a whole single song (you could not skip tunes and had to listen to it as an old tape).
UNIT is its logical follow up. Like its predecessor, it is a cassette. Calling it “absolute noise” makes sense: there is definitely no radio friendly singles in it. De Claration, that you download through this post, might be the most accessible tune but do not expect any MTV video for it, if you know what I mean. It sounds like a robot child singing.
Obviously, this music is more dedicated to people already aware of PDC work, people that can take it as a piece of a wider parallel sonic world. New listeners might get dizzy. But after all, being surprised by an album remains rare enough to be noticed.Tweet