Psalm 91:4. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge. I used animals to represent Paradise (Heaven). Birds and butterflies have symbolic meaning. They represent the vehicle of God, resurraction, transition, celebration, lightness, time, the new strong life and soul. I did not want to portray just some animal. Instead I made up my own Paradise (Heaven's) creatures, which is a blend of different types of birds and butterflies. They are assembled like flowers to a spectacular display of colour and form.
Paradise is a collection of 10 tracks which hearken back to decades of dance floor classics. Carefully selected and adeptly fashioned into an LP that manages to breathe new life into very memorable moments in dance music history—sometimes even outright sampling them. The concept behind Robert Hood's Floorplan alias is to rope in a human element to techno that has since gone missing with the rise of more stripped down germanic tools made popular overseas. An approach that may look deviant for the machine-based genre, but one that has seen itself become a custom tracing back to techno's birth in Motor City—when black pioneers would strive for a middle ground between funk and futurism. Paradise is a sort of return to form for the genre, a place where its dark and desolate modern attributes can recede, so the torch of what the originators like to call "hi-tech soul" can be unmistakably passed on.
According to Mixmag, no.15 on the best albums chart of 2013.