(Originally released as a continuous mix in 2016)
In 2015 Paper Tiger began work on their 2nd album ‘Blast Off’, the follow-up to their debut ‘Laptop Suntan’ on Wah Wah 45s. Having grown in confidence and stature as a live band, they were keen to fully integrate their live sound into the new record. They spent a day at their regular spot in Leeds, ATA Studios, and recorded over 5 hours’ worth of ideas, sketches and improvisation.
Leftfield Beat Music
They ended up with an abundance of material, some of which was incorporated into the sound of ‘Blast Off’. However, there was still plenty of music left over to compile a new entry in their live mixtape series. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, ‘Sonic Boom Head Zoom 3’ retains the SBHZ premise – 100% live, totally improvised and recorded in a single day – but is more adventurous and diverse than ever. There’s everything from krautrock to neo-soul in there, non-sequiturs aplenty from MC Raphael Attar and the usual leftfield beat music.
This is a unique release which gives an insight into the creative process, while being compelling and listenable in its own right.
“Well done.” – Lorenzo Al Dino, Ibiza
“Love” – Amrisha, Radar Radio, UK
“Squirm!!!! – Lefto, Belgium
“Thank you for the music!” – Tim Quigley, Groovera New Modern Radio
“Love the smooth wormy atmosphere here” – Andrea Mi, Italy
“Nice jazz/downtempo release. Fresh!” – Tobha, Germany
“Nice sound, kind of of a modern way of jazz funk. But to be honest you hear that these are sketches and improvisations. I am old fashioned, I am missing a proper song structure.” – Oliver Korthais, Germany
“More innovative electronic grooves with hip-hop influence.” – Rolf Aeschimann, Switzerland
“An excursion into the art of ‘beat-makin’ – Paper Tiger is our tour guide, so nothing can go wrong…” – Sven Thomschke, Radio Z, Germany
“Amazing wobbly vibes!” – Sammy Al, Stellar Entertainment
“Eclectic beauty we love this !!!” – Aja Allsop, USA
“Thanks Wah Wah for bringing us so nice music.” – Olivier Cavaller, De La Bonne Musique, France
“Ethio!!” – Toshio Matsuura, Inter FM, Japan
“No-one else does it quite like this.” – Bern Leckie, Chill Radio
“Best in the series so far!” – David Bassin, Free Fall Radio, USA
“Im digging it – Part 1 iin this series s hard to beat but this has some nice moments” – Andrew Haig, Bay FM, Australia
“Great Series.” – Jim McMaster, TNGC Radio
“Super chill and unique” – Susan Schwartz, Platinum Rye Entertainment
“Amazing” – Robert Lochmann, Radio X, Germany
“Really enjoyed these work outs” – Jon Brent, Dusk Dubs, UK
“Fun, kinda whacky, easy to use on air.” – Michael Ambrosino, Soulandjazz.com
Udon – Ketch A Vibe, UK
Joyous – The Global Glitch, UK
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