November 04, 2011

☼ Paul Chain - Alkahest / Mirror / Master Of All Times / Park Of Reason / Split (w/Container 47) / Unreleased Vol.2



(by request)
Italian ambient doom metal space prog guru, Paul Chain (who's actual Italian name is Paola Catena) was a youth musical prodigy who originally formed a band called Death S.S. (no Nazi connection) with vocalist Steve Sylvester in 1977. They went on to produce a handful of releases peppered with dark, Sabbath-inflected doom metal, and worked up a stage show that would possibly have made luminaries like Alice Cooper take pause. Several years later, Chain's spiritual beliefs caused him to leave Death S.S. With this career move, Paul set the groundwork for an eclectic solo career, producing dark, emotional music explorations, into genres as seemingly far afield as ambient electronics, hard rock improvisation, psych, etc. When it comes to Paul Chain, you really don't know what you're getting into until you slap the album into your stereo and sit back to let its soundscapes enter your ears. Much of his work has a very spontaneous, improvised feel, whether it's slowly shifting organ music, drony rock jams filled with wild guitar soloing or something else entirely.
Although his 'Paul Chain' moniker has been retired, he keeps playing music under a new name, Paul Cat.


☼ Paul Chain - Alkahest



Release Year(s): 1995
Artist(s) Country: Italy
Label(s): Godhead

Track Listing:
01. Roses Of Winter (4:58)
02. Living Today (4:50)
03. Sand Glass (5:47)
04. Three Water (7:28)
05. Reality (8:22)
06. Voyage To Hell (4:33)
07. Static End (6:07)
08. Lake Without Water (4:51)
09. Sepulchral Life (20:39)

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☼ Paul Chain - Mirror (Best of/Compilation)



Release Year(s): 1997
Label(s): Minotauro

Track Listing:
01. Train Of Illusion (4:49)
02. The Machine (5:28)
03. Violence Of The Sun (7:09)
04. Paradise Of The Poor (8:04)
05. Obsession (4:34)
06. Headroom (5:43)
07. Sangue (3:39)
08. Red Light (3:59)
09. Moment Of Rage (3:4)
10. Loveless (4:38)
11. Luxury (6:33)
12. Needful (5:18)
13. Electric Funeral [Black Sabbath cover] (6:50)

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☼ Paul Chain–The Improvisor - Master Of All Times



Release Year(s): 2001
Label(s): Andromeda Relix

Track Listing:
01. Train Of Illusion (18:27)
02. Spiritual Way (9:16)
03. Inexplicable Inwardness (4:39)
04. Water Of The Veriety (4:35)
05. Hoping For Better Things (3:07)

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☼ Paul Chain Experimental Information / Container 47 - Split



Release Year(s): 2001
Label(s): LM Records

Track Listing:
01. Paul Chain Experimental Information: Expression 1 (11:10)
02. Paul Chain Experimental Information: Expression 2 (0:51)
03. Paul Chain Experimental Information: Expression 3 (0:35)
04. Paul Chain Experimental Information: Expression 4 (1:15)
05. Paul Chain Experimental Information: Expression 5 (2:55)
06. Paul Chain Experimental Information: Expression 6 (1:33)
07. Paul Chain Experimental Information: Expression 7 (2:42)
08. Container 47: Expression 8 (6:27)
09. Container 47: Expression 9 (2:58)
10. Container 47: Expression 10 (5:38)
11. Container 47: Expression 11 (7:56)
12. Container 47: Expression 12 (7:18)
13. Container 47: Expression 13 (2:54)
14. Container 47: Expression 14 (4:06)
15. Container 47: Expression 15 (5:09)

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☼ Paul Chain - Park Of Reason



Release Year(s): 2002
Label(s): Beyond... Prod.

Track Listing:
01. Solitude Man (4:45)
02. 8 String Sweep (5:20)
03. Sanctuary Heve (4:06)
04. Continuous Fix (4:13)
05. War Abysses (5:06)
06. Stajness Klaus (5:04)
07. Let The End Begin [Saint Vitus cover] (7:03)
08. Wings Of Decadence (11:44)
09. Ascension Of Any Pound (9:49)
10. Ways Of Changes (4:42)
11. Logical Slow Evolution [left channel mono] / …In Time [right channel mono] (15:07)
12. Logical Slow Evolution [stereo version] (14:39)
13. …In Time [stereo version] (15:06)

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☼ Paul Chain - Unreleased Vol 2 (Living For The Memory Of The World)



Release Year(s): 2003
Label(s): Minotauro

Track Listing:
01. Traffic Lights (20:43)
02. Wrong Woman (4:22)
03. So Low Far Again (2:57)
04. Guitar Voices (4:34)
05. Bloodwing (5:19)
06. Nibiru Dawn (8:18)
07. Full Moon Improvisation (6:53)

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8 comments:

leakingwater said...

Links for FLAC are dead... Any chance of re-up please?

\m/etal\m/inx said...

the links have been re-up'ed! :)

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leakingwater said...

Fuckin' rad. Thanks a million!

DerTodesking777 said...

Greetings!

I love your site. I couldn't find a place to e-mail/message you so I decided to post my question here.

By chance, do you have the album "Freedom Through Ability" by Republic released by Michael Moynihan's Storm Records? I have been looking for this album for years and would be quite grateful if you could upload it.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Killer post! Do you have anything else by Paul Chain? I really liked his music!

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Jean-Luc said...

Wow had never heard of this guy, thanks! This one is really nice too: http://italiasotterranea.blogspot.com/2010/03/paul-chain-violet-art-of-improvisation.html