MIDLAKE SIDE-PROJECT IS GO

Paul Alexan­der em­braces an am­bi­tious con­cept on Two Medicine’s bold de­but record­ings.

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Midlake bas­sist Paul Alexan­der started big when he made Two Medicine’s de­but solo al­bum Astropsy­chosis, re­leased on Novem­ber 2 via Bella Union. Ex­plor­ing a more psy­che­delic vibe than he’s usu­ally as­so­ci­ated with, he tack­led the gi­ant theme of the fu­ture of hu­man­ity in a world we’re de­stroy­ing.

“Keep­ing ob­jec­tiv­ity while I was do­ing it was kinda hard,” he tells Prog. “I was try­ing to dis­cover what my writ­ing was like. Does it make sense? Does it sound like real mu­sic?”

Look­ing back, he can say, “It’s a good ac­com­plish­ment, just to find out that I could do it. I think for some artists it’s eas­ier, but for most artists it’s hard.”

Two Medicine (Alexan­der with Aimee Adams) play four UK dates in Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber as a duo. The mu­si­cian jokes that “peo­ple not leav­ing” is his aim, adding, “I think Midlake fans will like it. It dove­tails enough.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit http://smar­turl.it/Astropsy­chosis. MK

THE BEST MEDICINE: MIDLAKE’S PAUL ALEXAN­DER.

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