Paul Roland born 6 September in KentEnglandis a singer-songwriter, author, journalist and paranormal researcher. Since the release of his first shared single "Oscar Automobile" inRoland has been spinning his tales against a backdrop of gothic rock, psychedelic pop, folk and, occasionally, baroque strings. His character creations include a Regency magistrate, various 19th Century murderers, a retired executioner, an opium addict, and an entire court of medieval grotesques.
Joshua Pfeiffer of Vernian Process is quoted as saying "As for Paul Roland, if anyone deserves credit for spearheading steampunk music, it is him. 37th - Various - SMM: Opiate was one of the inspirations I had in starting my project. He was writing songs about the first attempt at manned flight, and an Edwardian airship raid in the mids long before almost anyone else…. Paul Roland was born in England in Roland's father was a writer of short stories and TV comedy scripts and his mother an actress.
Roland's first album The Werewolf of Londonwith historical and supernatural themes was picked up by Armageddon Records in the UK. It was there that Roland met Robyn Hitchcock who later appeared on tracks for Roland's second album. Its title track was the first to feature Roland backed by a small string and woodwind ensemble, a trademark of many of his albums of the 80s and 90s. Other cult figures such as Robyn HitchcockNick Saloman a.
The Bevis FrondNick Nicely, and Andy Ellison of John's Children made guest appearances on Roland's subsequent albums, several of which are now listed as highly collectable [ citation needed ] including the psychedelic classic Danse Macabrethe acoustic based mini-albums A Cabinet of Curiosities and Happy Families with stories of eccentric characters, the rockier Duel with its medieval-tinged three-song suite The King Must Die and the folk rock outing MasqueRoaring Boysa mini-album of cover versions entitled StrychnineSarabande and Gargoyles which completed the first chapter of the Roland discography in That year, Roland took a seven-year break from music to raise his two young sons, and write a series of books on mysticism and true crime.
In Roland returned with his first new album in seven years, the largely acoustic Pavanewhich was released on Roland's own revamped label Gaslight Records.
This album was re-issued by Black Widow Records in Italy in In Roland released Re-Animatorhis first rock album for many years.
It featured musicians who have recorded with Caravan, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Hillage and many La Ardillita - Tulio Enrique Leon - Rica Cumbia musicians of the s Canterbury music scene. This album was released by Black Widow Records in Italy and re-issued as The Cars That Ate New York - Midnight Rags - The Werewolf Of London expanded edition by Syborgmusic in Germany.
The album contained the three song cinematic soundtrack suite "The Last Voyage of the Nautilus". The album Grimm is a true solo album. Roland played every instrument on the album and engineered the recording in his own studio. All of the songs are based on the dark fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, so there is a touch of the macabre and the doomed romantic about the lyrics The Cars That Ate New York - Midnight Rags - The Werewolf Of London the musical setting is baroque acoustic psychedelic pop.
Cloud Nine - Various - Motortown Revue Live the The Cars That Ate New York - Midnight Rags - The Werewolf Of London Bitter and Twisted was released by the independent record label Sireena Records in Germany.
Initially intended as a soundtrack for the film starring Bela Lugosi, it turned into a songs collection with incidental music. Recorded mainly in Ik Ben Nog Jong - Unknown Artist - Samo - Muziek Uit Boven Volta, the album was very well reviewed and eventually became "album of the month" by Italian magazine "Blow Up".
A single, "Mambo Jo" was cut from the album plus many outtakes. Roland is the author of more than 40 books on the subject of mysticism, crime and the occult. The cards are a radical reinterpretation of the Jewish mystical teachings with a serious psychological orientation which distinguished them from the Kabbalah themed tarot packs which preceded them. In Roland left England to live in Germany. The complete Paul Roland discography — is extensive and comprises releases and appearances on 56 Various Artists compilations.
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