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From Out Of The Vast Comes Nearness

by Paul Ellis

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From Out Of The Vast Comes Nearness, Paul Ellis’ latest album of new music, is a purely electronic expression of five long-form pieces that blend ambient sound design with rhythmic electronics, recalling the classic works of genre masters like Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze or Vangelis; but with a restrained modern air.

With a mixture of synthesized sonics, both melodic and cerebral, the music brings to mind the unfolding expanse of the cosmos, stated with a graceful patience that propels the steadily evolving, constantly moving synthscapes to a highly personal level.

Fans of Paul’s style will recognize his signature immediately, and while this new work retains familiar elements from his earlier releases, it is perhaps his most reflective album to date.

Paul’s usual high production standard is maintained here, and his talent for sound design and the careful orchestration of each piece makes every element of the mix sit perfectly in place with an attention to detail that draws us closer with each listen.

From Out Of The Vast Comes Nearness is packaged in a dual gatefold presentation, in the tradition of the vinyl record jacket, with beautiful photography from master artist Pablo Magne, whose visual style will be familiar to fans of Paul’s other works such as Silent Conversations or Echo System.



"A superb work and a must-hear from Paul Ellis."
- John Shanahan,

"This album is really quite an achievement."
- Chuck van Zyl, Star's End

"a timeless magical feel"
- Bert Strolenberg,

"a very beautiful opus"
- Sylvain Lupari, Synth&Sequences

"Paul Ellis weaves a mesmerising, expansive series of mindscapes"
- Paul Jury, Morpheus Music Reviews



released August 9, 2011



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