God Is In The TV have just posted a feature on Paul Draper’s musical journey from his debut album with Mansun ‘Attack of the Grey Lantern’ right through to his new studio album ‘Spooky Action’. Read an excerpt below and head on over to God Is In The TV for the full article here.
Spooky Action pushes the Prog style which underpinned the output of Mansun to another level – perhaps too much in places for some palettes – while dropping rock opera tropes in favour of a mix of electronic and guitar sounds, lush orchestration still features. It brings in deep psych tones, referencing the genre from which Prog grew, melding them together in dark melody and darker introspection. He may have pushed The Grey Lantern to the front for his band debut but for his solo he’s making Prog personal, not conceptual.