Nagle, Paul

UK synthesist active since the early 1980s.
Also known under:
No Artificial Sweeteners
In Groups:
Binar, Cosmic Smokers, Far From Stars, Headshock, Ideation, Joint Intelligence Committee, S.T.D.M.
Nagle, Paul
Binar (aka Andy Pickford & Paul Nagle) - Tales Of The Uninformed Part 1

Artist: Binar (Andy Pickford & Paul Nagle)
P: 2021

On August 20th 2016 Binar got together in a hut, sorry pavillion, to see if the Farce was still with them. Fortunately someone had brought an inflatable stormtrooper and an inflatable R2D2, settling the matter once and for all. Twas a splendid night, with Divorce Concepts, Mankey Trial and Boop and Crick playing stunning sets that would have intimidated lesser artists. But Binar are well beyond intimidation. And, indeed, any form of external stimuli After connecting all the gear, solving the problem of the MIDI bass pedals and burning a sacrificial herb, the boys were ready. And by that, I mean, they started making noises. The original plan had been to play a whopping 90 minutes - a major plate-spinning exercise, even assuming a set of polished, beautiful plates had been prepared. But at the last minute this switched to 2x45 sets, radically different. Inspired by the switching, the gig switched into Full Random Mode, in which neither performer knew what was coming next, other than the long ride home in the dark.
Somehow, by means of magic and misdirection, it all worked. Indeed, judging by the recording, it worked beautifully. Paul had somehow resisted spinning all of his plates simultaneously and Andy had let loose his patent form of chilled keyboarding. Tales of the Uninformed is dedicated to all those who didn't know the gig was happening, or knew but were terrified of being in a strange hut next to a pitch black car park listening to strange electronic noises.

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Binar (aka Andy Pickford & Paul Nagle) - Tales Of The Uninformed Part 2

Artist: Binar (Andy Pickford & Paul Nagle)
P: 2021

On August 20th 2016 Binar got together in a hut, sorry pavillion, to see if the Farce was still with them. Fortunately someone had brought an inflatable stormtrooper and an inflatable R2D2, settling the matter once and for all. Twas a splendid night, with Divorce Concepts, Mankey Trial and Boop and Crick playing stunning sets that would have intimidated lesser artists. But Binar are well beyond intimidation. And, indeed, any form of external stimuli After connecting all the gear, solving the problem of the MIDI bass pedals and burning a sacrificial herb, the boys were ready. And by that, I mean, they started making noises. The original plan had been to play a whopping 90 minutes - a major plate-spinning exercise, even assuming a set of polished, beautiful plates had been prepared. But at the last minute this switched to 2x45 sets, radically different. Inspired by the switching, the gig switched into Full Random Mode, in which neither performer knew what was coming next, other than the long ride home in the dark.
Somehow, by means of magic and misdirection, it all worked. Indeed, judging by the recording, it worked beautifully. Paul had somehow resisted spinning all of his plates simultaneously and Andy had let loose his patent form of chilled keyboarding. Tales of the Uninformed is dedicated to all those who didn't know the gig was happening, or knew but were terrified of being in a strange hut next to a pitch black car park listening to strange electronic noises.

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Binar (aka Andy Pickford & Paul Nagle) - The Truth Will Set You Free

Artist: Binar (Andy Pickford & Paul Nagle)
P: 2004 / 2023

It's from 2004 and a rather good one, recorded live at the National Space Centre, Leicester.
Both our fans will know there's another part to it - Project Poltergeist. That one's an actual CD boys and girls, so naturally Andy and I still have boxes of them lying around, being used as tables, speaker stands, hole-fillers etc. Dunno about his Dudeness, but in future I wanna be paid in drugs. At least I can make use of drugs!
Anyway.... this was a CDR not a CD and I'm told lots of the old CDRs are starting to fail. Hence this is here, available once again. If your CDR has gone horrible, drop me a line and I'll generate some free codes.
I found the original artwork and hacked it quickly to make a cover. Amazing I can find stuff from 2004 but lost something only this week and have no idea where it went.

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Binar (Pickford & Nagle) - Ambient Space Monkeys

Artist: Binar (Andy Pickford & Paul Nagle)
P: 2023
Originally released under the guise of STDM

I failed to find the finished version of the original artwork so hacked this earlier version quickly to make a cover. I know the other is around somewhere so if I ever find it, I'll add it here somewhere. Because I care.

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Binar (Pickford & Nagle) - Mushroom Vimana

Artist: Binar (Andy Pickford & Paul Nagle)
P: 2023
After a ten year hiatus, Paul Nagle & Andy Pickford returned as Binar to perform a live improvised concert of Electronica at Awakenings, Burton-on-Trent, July 4 2015, in front of a packed audience of chairs. A few humans occupied some of those chairs and a splendid time was had by those chairs and possibly also by the humans sitting on them. Paul and Andy liked it too, it was jolly spiffy.
The album includes an additional studio improvisation, Vimanarama. We have absolutely no idea when it was created.

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Binar (Pickford + Nagle) - Binary Motion (7 Track Version)

Artist: Binar (Andy Pickford + Paul Nagle)
P: 2004 / 2023
Here now the new version with a 7th bonus track.

Tracks two to six were taken from what I think was the second set from their awesome September 2003 National Space Centre Concert. The first however, 'The Great Slow Down' is a new one from the studio. Vast symphonic pads create quite an epic feel. In the third minute ethnic vocal samples can be heard then text taken from some news programme, all underpinned by a gentle sequence which gradually increases in prominence as it rises through the mix.

Lovely little melodic touches add a nice gentle quality to what is becoming quite intense backing. Extra energy comes in the form of a drum line heightening the excitement as well as driving the track forward even faster. Calmness is restored in the last five minutes as a lovely flute weaves its spell over a steady rhythm. Vocal samples return, this time creating quite an uneasy feeling which, if anything, is intensified on 'The Other Side'. Dark drones reverberate and if the volume is high enough should make the floor shake. Above this are ethereal pads with an almost vocal quality to them. The contrast of the drone and pads changes the mood to one that is more spiritual than sinister.

In the last couple of minutes a rather Spanish sounding acoustic guitar can be heard finishing things off in a lovely dreamy state. 'Le Miracle Du Vert' bounces in to life on the back of a rapid high register sequence. A three note bass loop gives depth as lead lines meander over the top.

 

'RollencGeeken' deploys an even faster splashing sequence which is then replaced by a more bass laden one. It's a track with real attitude in the rhythm department but with sublime little melodies, which just seem to hang in the air, above it all. A more forceful virtual guitar lead line surges forward in the fifth minute giving even more oomph. 'Mellowtronic' initially calms things down with nice relaxing atmospherics, rather Vangelis sounding actually. A slow but infectious groove starts up with yet more little melodic touches weaving around it. A tinkling sequence is added, complemented perfectly by a delicate piano lead. What a beautiful track. The final number 'That Which we Know Not' begins with eerie effects and delicate tinkling bells. This moody start is shattered as some insistent drums roll forth. Things become even more exciting and powerful as a wonderful sequence forces its way to the top of the mix. An excellent track to finish a wonderful album. (DL)

 

 

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Binar (Pickford + Nagle) - Solipsism (7 track version)

Artist: Binar (Andy Pickford + Paul Nagle)
P: 2004 / 2023
Now with a new Bonustrack.

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Ideation - Adrift
Artist: Ideation
P: 2008
Ltd 300
This release from 2009 offers 58 minutes of sprightly electronic tuneage.
Ideation is Paul Nagle and Pete Ruczynski (from Airsculpture), with Phil Smillie (on guitar on two tracks). Sinuous tunes are crafted by a diverse array of electronics with e-perc lending appropriate oomph. The electronics are extremely diverse. Texturals, keyboards, and inventive effects all contribute to the music. Instead of functioning as backdrops, the tonalities often take up vital positions amid the more substantial elements. The keyboards establish strong riffs that are then cycled to scamper through the busy mix while effects glitter all over the place. Additional riffs are introduced to the mix, resulting in a steadfast stream of bewitching aspects. The gestalt forms melodies of attractive complexity. The melodies are busy, but maintain a gentle attitude despite the hyperactivity displayed by their individual sonic components. This contrast of spry elements generating pacific tuneage is quite enthralling. While some e-perc is employed, the majority of rhythms are produced by the swift application of electronic sounds, creating tempos of a non-impact nature. These artificial rhythms enliven the music with constant animation. While some vocal effects are featured here and there, there’s no lyrical content. The voices serve as clever punctuations. The compositions are pleasant and thoroughly enjoyable. Serpentine melodies flourish with a congenial buoyancy seasoned by hordes of engaging embellishments. There’s a subtle psychedelic character to this music.

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Joint Intelligence Committee ( Paul Nagle & Phil Smillie) - Chirpy Tumptums

Artist: Paul Nagle & Phil Smillie
P: 2006 / 2024
This is from 2006 and is enigmatically labelled "Paul solo & Phil" although it's clearly a regular JIC session. It might be I'd done more preparation of P3 sequences and sounds prior to Phil arriving as I sometimes did. The long, freeform improvisations seem quite pleasing to me, especially as, again, I don't remember them all that well.
JIC started out as Paul's secret project many years ago but had no soul until Phil brought it.
Now Phil has a new cosmic address, all we have are these recordings.

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Joint Intelligence Committee ( Paul Nagle & Phil Smillie) - Embrace The Chaos

Artist: Paul Nagle & Phil Smillie
P: 2024
This one has different versions of some tracks that have appeared elsewhere but it seems a nice collection to me and it's getting to the point where I struggle to compare them anyway. It doesn't help that I randomly think of new titles for some. Still, my archive pile isn't getting any smaller. If memory serve me right (and it often doesn't) this was probably one afternoon sometime around the time of the Harmonia festival in Spain.

I think Phil's guitar sounds especially lovely in this. RIP mate.
JIC started out as Paul's secret project many years ago but had no soul until Phil brought it.
Now Phil has a new cosmic address, all we have are these recordings.

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incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
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