A Journey Into The Between World
January 15, 2020
A Solo Album from film composer Paul Haslinger
It’s a strange between world, bookended by sleep and the jolt of being wide awake in a place where you wonder how you got there. You know the feeling… It seems familiar but the colors are, well, unreal.
Haslinger: “I’ve never been happy staying in one particular school of musical thought. The fun has been turning things on their heads, to try something you were not supposed to do.”
With Paul Haslinger’s forthcoming album, Exit Ghost, take an immersive and adventurous travelogue with the former member of the legendary Tangerine Dream and currently one half of the cross-generational Tangerine Dream alumni duo Neuland, Paul Haslinger.
“Known for his creative and tense dramatic and horror film scores for UNDERWORLD, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, HALT AND CATCH FIRE, RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER, Haslinger takes a step into his own imagination and creates a sonic world of strange sensibility and perceptible unfamiliarity. A far cry from his film music, the ambient atmospheres and potent sonic structures offer a mesmerizing journey.” – Musique Fantastique.
Sample the album track “Intrinsic” below:
Exit Ghost is his long thought out opus, a moment caught in time, flicking through reference points, taking an ethereal excursion that permeates musical genres as it becomes awash with intricate sounds and cross-pollinating rhythms. It is the first release from new label Artificial Instinct set for release on February 7th, 2019 on vinyl (with die cut sleeve), digital, and CD.
Haslinger: “I like to leave room for chance and whichever method I chose can never be absolute. Taking things apart is the first step in putting them back together in a more imaginative way.”
Built originally from the warmth of his grand piano Exit Ghost resonates with purity and power, from an eerie and evocative between-world, that’s at once expansive and rolling, then intoxicating and suffocating in equal measures; modern composition at its most uplifting; cerebral, celebratory, intense and beautiful.
Haslinger: “The soul searching in connection with this record was extensive. Finding places of resonance, giving a color to your memories. It was more challenging because it’s not somebody else’s narrative. Finding the core of your own story can be the most difficult task of all.”
Created over the span of eight years and filled with literal and personal references, the album itself is a testament to the search—a quest filled with hints, particles and suggestions.
Enter Exit Ghost.
Pre-order the album here
– via Terrorbird Media