Ex-Josef K singer and unsung hero of British electronica

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Paul Haig – Cinematique 3

After a stint as frontman with renowned Scottish art-punk heroes Josef K, Paul Haig went on to release a batch of solo albums, many of them fusing state-of-the-art ’80s electropop with elements of ’60s spy themes and French film scores in a way that predated today’s obsession with “imaginary soundtracks”. Haig’s latest addition to this long-time-coming series (Volume 1 appeared in 1991, Volume 2 in 2000) mixes up electronic dance and filmic sci-fi themes with an unswerving emphasis on melody. If these new cuts resemble what he was doing 20 years ago, that’s only because the contemporary scene is finally catching up with him.