Arcane – Live @ E-Day 2017


Release data: Arcane – Live @ E-Day 2017 CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2017 There’s actually not much to tell about this fine release containing Paul Lawler’s 67-minute live set played at E-Day 2017 festival. At the occasion Lawler performed solid while presenting a cross-section of his music from his back catalogue which bears resemblances of TD’s melodic (begin of the) 80s music at times. E.g….

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Arcane – Automaton


Release data: Arcane – Automaton CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2016 Arcane aficionados -including myself- who have been following and appreciating this artist’s accessible vintage sequencer works should now be very cautious. Mr Lawler’s “Automaton” proves a hard nut to crack with its profound experimental/abstract approach and sound (meant to mimic the nature of the Automaton) built from layers of self generative modular synth spheres, effects…

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Arcane – Black Knight


Release data: Arcane – Black Knight DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2015 Composed almost entirely with analogue and modular synthesizers, composer Paul Lawler hereby continues his journey through space environs. This time though, he has given the free form outcome a much darker, enigmatic and sometimes even abstract flavor. The slow-paced 4-track EP “Black Knight” contains a fine dose of choir textures, vintage pads and effects…

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Arcane – Landers


Release data: Arcane – Landers DIGITAL DOWNLOAD EP, Private Release, 2015 According to his Facebook page, a new synth and a good concept idea were the driving force for the 5 track/30 minute EP “Landers”, enabling Paul Lawler to finish all music in just four days start to end. Here’s no sign though of any downside to this quick working method, as the mellow sounding…

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Arcane – Revenants


Release data: Arcane – Revenants DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2014 Cinematic and progressive retro-power is just one of the thoughts that crossed my mind when I sat down and had a focused listen to the sonic narrative “Revenants”, Mr Lawler’s last album for the year 2014. Not sure if the album’s music is inspired by the same-titled French and US tv-series, while I also sense…

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Arcane – A Tale of Unease


Release data: Arcane – A Tale of Unease DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2012 Besides the many vintage influences and sounds found in the music of Arcane, aka UK-synthesist Paul Lawler, there also has been a distinct sense of something sinister, gothic and foreboding to it as well. The six-track outcome on the full-length “A Tale of Unease” is no exception, while it also connects to…

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