Be Careful What You Call Home
Introduced to and compelled by the likes of Luc Ferrari, Morton Feldman, Arnold Dreyblatt, et al while studying sound design in college, Paul took to a language that combined with his own real and imaginary scenarios. “A drunk uncle and his third wife, a love that never happened, a death that I’ve dealt with….\" The cerebral and the emotional come crashing, existing in a balance characterized by Paul in references to his reading habits, where Hans Bellmer and Knut Hamson exist side-by-side. Be Careful What You Call Home comes complete with a lyric book (a first for Paul), allowing words to accompany the record’s inherent sonic storytelling. Despite this lyrical reveal, which might convey a desire to communicate beyond the sole power of the recorded uttered voice, Paul said, “There\'s a brevity to some of the songs on the new album for a reason - some of those songs don\'t have a long life.” He compares the thirteen tracks to “fleeting thoughts or feelings, things that I wouldn\'t indulge in for more than a little while. I’m writing about things that are beyond me because I don\'t know enough yet. They\'re sketches of things we all try to figure out.”
Bryan Collins was hand chosen by Paul to be the visual accompaniment of this record, and his contribution is perfect. Bryan\'s illustrations printed seamlessly in spot colors on a chipboard digipak are beautiful and fragile and better than we could have ever hoped for.