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Monday, September 21, 2015

The Virgance: Paradigm 3

Paradigm 3 cover art
Paradigm 3 is the new album from UK shoegaze artist The Virgance, aka Nathan Smith. Paradigm 3 builds on the momentum gained from Smith's first two releases, serving up a fresh cerebral road trip for shoegaze and post-rock fans to absorb. Smith demonstrates the strength of the album format as an art form and reminds us of the rewards of patient listening in this modern, digital age of instant gratification and short attention spans. This is perhaps the most balanced Virgance release so far, embracing the more emotional aspects of shoegaze while retaining some experimental rock attributes, as well as the aesthetics of both beautiful noise and ambient music. Stream and download Paradigm 3 at the link below.