Stolen Things (The Creeping Things Remix) [single]

by Paul Rooney

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Gavin Hellyer Inimitable, as ever from Paul. An oft repeated and hauntingly gorgeous melody permeates the first few minutes and briefly re-emerges towards the end. Controlled disintegration occurs intermittently, voices float in and out, both spoken and sung, sometimes indecipherable, sometimes incoherent, but ALWAYS effective. Autotune and creepy choir also feature. It's far too out there for any measurable commercial success, but, make no mistake, this is a fucking masterpiece.
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A Victorian child shoplifter on trial sings her daydreams amidst a musical collision of shimmering pop synths and rowdy courtroom shouting. Her spirit is summoned out of stolen fragments (a court report, a Jean Genet novel, memories of childhood, a Victorian hymn), and she seems all too aware of her transformation from a voiceless youth into a new entity: a sparkling self-mythologizing bad-girl teen-pop diva construct, shaped out of these ‘lying words’. Lola de Witte-Still remixes what was originally a Paul Rooney sound installation (this is his first single since Lucy Over Lancashire) to create a shiny kick-driven experimental-pop single cum mini-opera.

"I love that, and I hope you did too, Stolen Things, new from Paul Rooney..." Stuart Maconie, The Freak Zone (BBC 6Music). 5/1/2020.

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released October 28, 2019

℗ 2019 OWD SCRAT RECORDS © 2019 OWD SCRAT RECORDS

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