Breathing Space - 2014
This is a minimalist album created in two slowly morphing parts. A companion piece to "Wrapped In Silence". It makes an atmosphere that breathes in and out filling the room with a slowly drifting mood that enchants and soothes, creating a quiet organic and reflective space.
Breathing Space is one of my favorite albums by Paul Ellis, with its soothing ambiance. There's a silky smooth development to the music here, as it evolves slowly, sinuously, sometimes almost darkly, sometimes uplifting, like the soft waves of a cool blue sea. In Breathing Space we listen to the magic of the purest form of ambient. The ambiance Paul Ellis creates is like no one else's, as it has the power of drawing you in and carrying you into another dimension, one that you will not forget. This album shows us that Paul Ellis is a very unique artist who has the gift of painting the most amazing and profound soundscapes which will offer you a wonderful experience.
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Dark Machine Generation - 2010
This piece is an excursion into darker ambient territories. This was assembled over a long period of time, by "smearing" audio into abstract shapes and fitting them together. I was especially influenced by the video "In The Realms Of The Unreal (The Mystery Of Henry Darger)" This is my impression of the huge world he created in his tiny little room.
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Bronze Metallic 1 - 2010
#1 in a series of 4 Dark Ambient albums.
Some people use the phrase "Dark Ambient" to mean sinister or bad psychological places. To my thinking the word "Dark" in that phrase refers to mystery.
Wrapped in Silence - 2010
I originally created this music originally just for myself. I wanted to make an enveloping space to create a quiet atmosphere for my home.
It took me a long time to decide to share it because it was so different than what I usually write. I noticed that I was playing it all the time. It put me in a blissful mood. It had no point to prove and didn't hurry to get anywhere, it just unfolded at its own pace.
There are no loops... I played it all the way through, improvising in the key of C# minor. It actually took quite a few takes to get it the way I wanted it... I had to keep telling myself to play more slowly. I made several variations of a string pad sound on different synthesizers and would reach between several keyboards and the mixer to slowly change the tone as I played it.
This is the second version of the album. The first was edited down to 60 minutes due to the limitations of Bandcamp uploading limits. I found the original 80 minute mix of it and remastered it, then split it into 2 sections i also restored a low bass track on the second part. This is my favorite version of this album.