An Ancient Secret is the initial taster of what’s to come from Paper Tiger’s third album, Rogue Planet, due for release in the spring of 2019 on Wah Wah 45s. Just like the quantum leap from debut long-player to sophomore album, and despite the band’s continued fascination with space travel, Rogue Planet looks like being something of a cosmic leap from its predecessor, Blast Off. As a first small step into the feel of the album, An Ancient Secret is the perfect choice. Despite being a typical mix of live recording, self-sampling and beat making, it has something of a different tone.
No Rascals Here
Playful keys and trademark sirens tell you that this is indeed a new Paper Tiger joint, but the overall sound is much more lush, jazzy and soulful. It still fits into their universe, but hits a deeper emotional nerve. Staccato drums and hypnotic synths set a more sonorous scene than previous outings and prepare the stage for next year’s LP which will feature the legendary Steve Spacek, highly rated MC Lando Chill, vocalist Olivia Bhattacharjee and their very own, much loved wordsmith Raphael Attar of course.
“TipTop!” Jürgen von Knoblauch, Jazzanova
“Rich layers, into this!” Tina Edwards, Worldwide FM
“Loveeeeee it!” Friendly PR, Denmark
“Lovin the Paper Tiger output right now and this is quite simply a banging broken beat bomb – boom!” Point Blank FM
“Wicked!” Psycut Vince, 22tracks, Jazz Attitudes
“Different than I expected. Busier and mote sound system style. A welcome sonic twist.” Pablo Blanquito, Reform Radio
“Love this!” Amrisha Prashar, Netil Radio, iamrisha.com
“Cool!” Alex Attias, Radio Couleur 3 (Switzerland)
“Cool, will support!” Radio 1 Prague
“Great to have Paper Tiger back!” Jon Brent, The Full Spectrum Radio Show
“This is intriguing …. takes a recognised riff and sends it to outer space and back again .. The visit to the Rogue Planet changed perceptions for ever thank you …” Debbie G., Resonance 104.4FM