In 2018, Paul Rose released 'Caibu', his debut LP as SCB - an alias he had used since 2008 as an alternative outlet to his excursions under his better-known alias, Scuba. After nearly 4 years of reflection, the Redux is presented as the definitive version of the musical vision. This is the final cut.
The album itself explores a fictional narrative in which a hypothetical timeline is corrupted by a climate-related disaster. The title refers to an imagined surgical procedure in which cognitive ability is augmented through transplant from one brain to another.
As such, 'Caibu' invites the listener to forge their own ideas on the development of society in the context of crisis. Within a dystopian setting, strength is drawn from introspection - at times trapped in a pressurised container, at others floating through vast spaces; merging subdued hypnotism, syncopation, and visceral ambience to find a centre. Metallic surfaces are moulded into polyrhythmic patterns replete with ricocheting drums, whilst unfamiliar acoustics provide a backdrop for the unfurling narrative.
released January 21, 2022
W+P by P. Rose
Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, mastered by Beau Thomas at Ten Eight Seven
Tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, mastered by Conor Dalton at Calyx
Original artwork for 'Caibu', and the EPs, 'Below The Line', 'Old Media New Society', and 'Engineered Morality', by Jonathan Lawrence.
Published by Minds On Fire
(P) + (C) Hotflush Recordings 2018
This version (C) Hotflush Recordings 2022