MIDLAKE SIDE-PROJECT IS GO
Paul Alexander embraces an ambitious concept on Two Medicine’s bold debut recordings.
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.”
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THE BEST MEDICINE: MIDLAKE’S PAUL ALEXANDER.