Radiation Records Releases Gravity, 11th Studio Album from NYC-Based Paul Mark & The Van Dorens
Scheduled to hit the street June 5, Gravity reaffirms Mark's practiced belief that "it's all about the song." Expanding on his critically-praised predecessor Stowaways, Gravity merges classic pop stylings and soundtrack colorings with Mark's unique wit to paint an ironically soulful civilization-gone-mad soundscape.
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Released on New York City-based indie Radiation Records, Gravity completes a triumvirate of albums that have carried Mark's songwriting and production methods beyond the sounds of his blues and roots rock past. The new 12-track collection builds on the stylistic growth of his previous two celebrated albums on Radiation, Stowaways and Smartest Man in the Room.
"Soundtracks just waiting for films…[Gravity] will bring nothing less than Oscar-worthy characters and scenarios to your gratefully-ignited imagination…
– Greg Victor, Parcbench.live
Merging a vast knowledge of American roots music with a subversive literary cunning, Paul Mark has synthesized a unique music space built around his own urbane vision.
Over several decades Mark has written and recorded hundreds of original songs that in craft and effect resemble quirky, polished cinematic vignettes. Themes of rebellion and aspiration, politics and small life, defiance and humor, his songs are most often tight, subjective narratives carved out of everyday circumstances, ruminations that subtly reveal human folly. Over time he's established a distinct and diverse musical catalog matched by only the most persistent and relentlessly creative artists.
Gravity was recorded and mixed primarily at Mark's home studio in New York City. In the past he's collaborated extensively with Grammy-winning Memphis producer/engineer Jeff Powell (https://tapeop.com/
He describes his musical family the Van Dorens as a revolving-door collective of talented and dedicated musicians and sound engineers. For years the Van Dorens have contributed to Mark's overall sound with performance and production chops.
Several Gravity tracks were pre-released by Radiation Records, including the holiday original December at the P.O. (https://music.paulmark.com/
Among the CD's sonic foundations is Mark's love of New Orleans piano, displayed most vividly in the sweet I Spin when you Grin (https://music.paulmark.com/
Multi-instrumentalist Paul Mark applies a unique brand of songwriting and arrangements to the world roiling outside your window. Experiencing Gravity just might change the musical vision from that window.
For more information on Paul Mark visit www.PaulMark.com.
All words/music by P.Mark.
©2020 Last Warning Music/Radiation Records Inc.
All Songs BMI.
Except Heart Full of Soul (Graham Gouldman) ©Schubert Music Pub.
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