Paul Colilli was born and raised in Hamilton,Ontario, and now
resides in Sudbury,Ontario,where he professes an academic
vocation. His musical apprenticeship consists of co-founding
legendary electro Punk Rock visionaries Simply Saucer,followed
by The Neuroangels and Orpheus In The Undergound.
Paul describes his music as either "metaphysical ghost music
with beat" or "psycho Baroque pop." "Psycho Sacred Music," his
first solo album (released in 2011), guides the listener throughout
worlds that haunt the many aspects of our daily lives. The tracks
on the abum unleash a sense of wonder for things that once existed
and a feeling of terrifying nostalgia for what has not yet taken place.
Paul builds melodies on top of pulsating pianos,mellotron sampling,
chiming organs,thrashing guitars,hypnotic rhythms and disarming
ambient sounds. Everything is bound together by lyrics that bring
the listener to the edge of an intoxicating sound space, lodged
somewhere between darkness and light, not unlike a Caravaggio
painting reworked by Andy Warhol. "Psycho Sacred Music" gathers
the fragmented remains of past musical influences and presents
them as sonic inventions that stare at us from the future.
The year 2013 sees Paul involved in two major projects. First,
together with 3 other Simply Saucer co-founders; Edgar Breau,
Kevin Christoff and David Byers (constituting a musical unit
named Saucer73) he is working on an album called "Who Can
See The Shadow Of The Sun?" slated for release in 2013. Second,
in June 2013 Paul will be releasing his sophomore solo album,
"Hieroglyphs Of The Soul": at a moment,that is,when there is a
fascination with the end of times. "Hieroglyphs Of The Soul"
imagines what will happen between now and the end of times.
Not zombies,vampires or images of the cyber imagination. Rather,
Paul paints sonic images of the undecipherable signs that have
surfaced on the soul of the world. His new album is a journey into
a future that is saturated with the past. A subtitle for the album
could be The Eternal Return Of The Same; what we think is a new
present/future moment is in fact the past racing toward us the
future, like the Portals of an Unsayable Joy.
"Psycho Sacred Music" is a record that sounds like it's streaked with
silver. It flows with sparks of pop sensibilities and quivers with intimate,
sometimes melancholy undertones" Liz Worth/Radio Forest
"If you like the scent of "Strawberry Fields Forever," Syd Barrett, John Cale's
"Paris 1919" or Eno's "Another Green World," you'll be well served by the
bouquet of the 12 songs presented here..." Bruce Mowat/G-Mole
"The melodies, themes and lyrics are all very exclusive and unforgettable...