Paragon is the new EP by Dutch musician Julian Edwardes. Inspired by artists like Flying Lotus and Mouse on Mars, Edwardes re-samples, chops and screws sounds coming from ancient synths and 21st century machines and arranges them in his eccentric musical constructions.
With the co-production of Jay Hats and the energetic drum-play of Wouter Jaftoran, portaltrack Strawberry Shake and titletrack Paragon represent what this EP's about: well-arranged and percussive, yet juicy, improvised and dynamic electronic music. Crooks is perhaps the most adventurous ride on the EP with it's provocative construction and labyrinth of sonic sensations. The Grinder is all about kicks, snares and synths. It's Julian's most basic work to date. In its simpleness it touches down and gets you up off your feet directly. Ben Butler & Mousepad 'grind' The Grinder with a fresh cadence and a touch of that good old skweee-ish funk. More polishing is done by UK-duo Big Mister Doom with a dreamy and refined remix of Mudslide. Running it down, the Paragon EP is a perfect introduction to Julian Edwardes' vibrant cosmos. As Edwardes proclaims: 'enjoy and have a nice ride!'.
released 25 February 2013
Produced, performed and written by Julian Edwardes
Drums on 'Strawberry Shake' & 'Paragon' Wouter Jaftoran
Additional electric bass on 'Paragon' Wouter Jaftoran
Drums recorded and mixed by Jay Hats, Eindhoven November 2012
'Mudslide' remix by Big Mister Doom
'The Grinder' remix by Ben Butler & Mousepad
Mastered by Budy Mokoginta for Mokosound
Artwork by Mister Adam
Released by Fremdtunes, FR2013-02