Gizeh Records || UK
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Fieldhead is Paul Elam. He produces ambient/electronic music that delights in tape hiss, geography, bleak landscapes and decaying analogue loops. He is ably assisted by violinist and long term collaborator Elaine Reynolds (The Boats, The Declining Winter). Formed in Leeds, UK in 2008, Fieldhead released a number of EPs and the critically acclaimed album They Shook Hands for Hours (Home Assembly Music, 2009) before relocating to Vancouver, BC in 2010.
Whilst residing in Canada, Paul busied himself with remixing the likes of Epic45, Conquering Animal Sound and Brave Timbers and recording Fieldhead's second album, 'a correction'. 'a correction' was released to wide acclaim on Gizeh Records in late October 2012. The new album builds on the love of melody, brevity and dusty atmosphere to be found in previous releases, but also adds a widescreen expansiveness in keeping with the vastness of the landscape it was created in. Paul returned to the UK to take up residence in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2012.
"...paints atmosphere better than a whole ream of his electronica comtemporaries ever could, creating unhealthy amounts of awe with his string slices and distortion washes..." ROCK A ROLLA
"...his music is vast, expansive, dark, and inspiring, perfect for audiophiles who need some contemplative, absorbing electronica to divulge in."
THE SILENT BALLET
"...feels like a plunge into liquid velvet, with lights a-popping all around your face and limbs swaying in weightlessness..."
THE 405 (for 'neon, ugly', their Black Vase track of 2012)
"...quite magical, perhaps suggesting what a Grouper/William Basinski collaboration might end up sounding like." BOOMKAT