Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hedges releases new LP 'Paranoia Destroyer'


The eclectic music artist known only as Hedges has released his latest official LP record, titled “Paranoia Destroyer.” It is comprised of eight original tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. Rocking, grooving, insanely imaginative and endlessly fun, it stands as a brilliant example of what Hedges is capable of, and as a sign that there are likely many excellent things still to come from this mysterious pop musician.

Spanning whole genres and staunchly resisting categorization, “Paranoia Destroyer” is perhaps best pigeonholed as alternative pop rock with elements of electronica, though this too falls far short of a round description. Many of its tracks are relatively short (about two minutes), giving the record a whimsical, fly-by-night feel. It variously recalls bands like the Flaming Lips, Public Image Ltd., and even Prince, to name a few.

Hedges, himself, cites as main artistic influences extremely disparate bands, such as the Beatles, Duran Duran, Metallica, Jean Michel Jarre, Led Zepplin, the Cure, Nirvana, Pendulum, Judas Priest, and Bob Marley.

When asked to describe how it was that he became involved with music, he replies,

“When I was born, I started singing instead of crying when they slapped me.”

Regarding the themes and messages his album might have in store for listeners, he writes the following
on three separate lines, here faithfully reproduced:

“Hope and despair.
Truth and lies.
Fulfillment and denial.”

Hedges was originally part of the popular New Zealand band on Hark Records, Tetnus, whose music was widely acclaimed on both radio and television in the late 1990s. Since that time he has recorded fully 11 albums at his home music studio. “Paranoia Destroyer” is the first of these records he has made publicly available.

“Thought it was time I shared something with the world so people could enjoy what I do,” he writes candidly. “I am unable to stop writing songs. It is not a conscious choice; I just always end up doing it.”

The masterful and remarkable album, “Paranoia Destroyer” by Hedges, is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Staff Press Release Writer

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