Originating in Berkshire and fronted by main songwriter Danny Sorrell, The Paradox Twin are a progressive rock quartet who are set to make 2018 their own with their debut album ‘The Importance of Mr Bedlam’ which is set for a June 29th release date via White Star Records.
Sorrell says this about his band signing to White Star Records:
“I am so ecstatic for the journey ahead – I haven’t stopped smiling since everything has finally come together. White Star Records have given me a platform to progress my life-long passion of music, and I cannot wait for this album to finally be revealed to the world. It’s been a long time since I sat down and started putting thoughts to paper.”
Talking about the concept of the 7 song opus that has tracks ranging anywhere from 6-10 minutes long, Sorrell explains that he is “influenced and inspired by conspiracy theories and the idea that humans on Earth are being controlled by extra-terrestrial beings.” The lyrical content of the album can be linked to various alien conspiracy theories, and different ideas on the topics of otherworldly seers are gradually unveiled throughout this fine piece of progressive work, that also features some special guests.
There are subliminal messages in The Paradox Twin’s work, and Sorrell has successfully integrated samples of speeches taken from the likes of Lloyd Pye in this particular track. Sorrell muses that “Lloyd acquired a skull called ‘The Starchild’ which is believed to have had part human DNA, and part unknown species.” You can hear an excerpt of Pye’s speech in the final moments of the track, whereby he claims that “aliens do exist”. Lloyd Pye was renowned for his theories on extraterrestrial beings and died from a rare form of cancer, or so reports claim.
‘Planeta’ is now available for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify
‘The Importance of Mr Bedlam’ was produced by John Mitchell, and features guest spots from both John Mitchell and Kim Seviour, keeping with the White Star Records cross-collaboration ethos.
Sorrell says that to fully immerse himself in the songwriting process he tries not to listen to music during that time period, so to not have too many obvious influences creeping in to the band’s soundscapes. However, when talking about the band’s core sound, he claims that he enjoys the works of Steven Wilson, Opeth and My Dying Bride, and the poetic artistry that comes with these acts.
The Paradox Twin have now revealed artwork and the track list for the album as well as pre-order links. The artwork was created by Paul Tippett of Vitamin P who has also done artwork for Kino, Lonely Robot, Black Star Liner, Kepler Ten, Europe and more.
Pre-order ‘The Importance of Mr Bedlam’ now at White Star Records (physical copies) & iTunes (instant download of Planeta with every pre-order)
TRACK LIST FOR ‘THE IMPORTANCE OF MR BEDLAM’
1. The Mir
2. The Importance Of Mr Bedlam
7. Gravity Time Dilation