Paul Ellis – Last hiding place of beauty

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Released: 2009 By Groove Unlimited

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  1. The Unveiling Ravenous Evening [17:14]MP3 soundclip of The unveiling ravenous evening [3:00]
  2. The Last Hiding Place Of Beauty [16:24]
  3. The Note, The Walk In The Rain And The Umbrella [16:24]MP3 soundclip of The note, the walk in the rain [3:00]
  4. The Hydroelectric Spinning Heart [10:21]MP3 soundclip of The hydroelectric spinning heart [3:00]

Ultimate mix between electronics and acoustics

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Weight 105 g



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6 reviews for Paul Ellis – Last hiding place of beauty

  1. LouLou / Prog-rsiste

    Le synthtiste amricain Paul Ellis n’est pas un enfant de la dernire pluie de notes fltes, et aprs une dizaine d’albums, il occupe une place de choix parmi ses pairs. Son dernier opus dclin en 4 pices sous un titre vocateur, ne faillit pas au prcdent jugement. Il faut dire qu’ l’instar d’un Edgar Froese, Ellis fait ctoyer avec un rel bonheur instruments acoustico-lectriques (guitares et basses) et machines synthtiques (squenceurs, synths, drum machine). Et la cerise sur ce gteau, ce sont les mellotrons qu’il sme partout.

    The Unveiling Ravenous Evening commence ainsi comme une pice acoustique de Steve Hackett avant que squenceurs et synths prennent le pouvoir pour une musique sans cesse plus oppressante. The Last Hiding Place of Beauty et The Note, the Walk in the Rain and the Umbrella se rfrent plus la musique progressive, l’un en revisitant les premires uvres de Jean-Michel Jarre, l’autre voquant le Tangerine Dream de Tangram fusionn avec quelques lignes jazzy et les mandres atmosphriques de David Parsons. Le dernier morceau refait la part belle aux guitares acoustiques et aux mellotrons mtisss avec flte et violon pour embrayer sur des boucles de percussion avec une belle mise en prsence des basses.

    Dommage qu’il soit chroniqu le mme trimestre que celui de Gert Emmens, j’en aurais fait mon indispensable du prsent numro.

    2010. LouLou / Prog-rsiste

  2. Chuck van Zyl / STAR’S END

    Is Electronic Music an Art or a Science? Paul Ellis will tell you that it is both.

    While realized using machines his CD The Last Hiding Place of Beauty (60’00) is straight out of Ellis‘ own inner theater – traveling from his mind to ours. This beautifully constructed work includes bold and truly innovative ideas. From relentless sequencer phrases that jump through dramatic key changes and vivid sonic forms rolling to Prog inspired crescendos

  3. Sylvain Lupari / Guts Of Darkness

    Quietly, Paul Ellis built himself a robust reputation in the magnificent and complex universe of EM. The Last Hiding Place Of Beauty (what magnificent title) is already its 11th work. An opus sculptured in the musical poetry where the American synthesist draws from its vast musical experience to immerse all the styles with a rarely exploited philosophic sweetness.

    The Unveiling Ravenous Evening presents a folkloric intro of the medieval era, with a beautiful acoustic guitar supported by a soft fluty mellotron. A delicious intro which thaws in the sweet hopping strikes of a fine sequencer and a harmonious loopy synth. Enchantress, The Unveiling Ravenous Evening progresses on his fine modulations, maintaining his harmonious ascent on a structure slightly bolero where sequencers, synths and percussions merge in a fuller of life harmony, becoming more and more heavy.
    After a short atmospheric intro, the title track flows on a nervous sequencer lighting a synth to strange reverberations.The rhythm beats its measure to fine and hopping sequenced percussions on an electronic structure reminding JM Jarres first works, but with a sharply more progressive touch. Arpeggios flutter frivolously while the sequencer encircles the movement of an enchanting heaviness, leading the structure on a hypnotic, vertiginous and aggressive crescendo which explodes of a rhythmic to looping ascents. A great track filled with sound effects which attract the hearing.
    A strange neurotic typist working in the fog opens the misty and atmospheric The Note, The Walk In The Rain And The Umbrella. A short musical novel which hears itself on a pleasant fluty and violoned Mellotron, which waltzs slowly in a cosmic nothingness with a fusion of sound effects as heterogeneous as its title can allow. Slowly we dive into a more progressive musical universe, with a heavy bass which bites a structure where fine guitar buckles modulate a lonely harmony.
    A harmony which is dying in the breaths of a forlorn Mellotron under a delicate rain, adding a nostalgic romance who continues on the acoustic guitar chords on The Hydroelectric Spinning Heart‘s opening. Another title where the progressive / electronic fusion is brilliantly fiddle about to magical flutes and violins, with rhythms animated by a wave-like heaviness on brief static passages.

    Paul Elliss The Last Hiding Place Of Beauty is a surprising musical journey where his composer makes us listen all of his creative inspiration. A happy blend which broods wonderful melodies on structures full of life, readies to be open to beauties

    2009. Sylvain Lupari / Guts Of Darkness

  4. Artemi Pugachov / Encyclopedia of Electronic Music

    The new album by Paul Ellis consists of four tracks, all of them of monumental proportions.

    The Unveiling Ravenous Evening” starts in a folky mode

  5. Phil Derby / Electroambient Space

    Melancholy flute and gently strummed acoustic guitar play like a sad movie soundtrack for the first 1:08 of this album, which may have people scratching their heads just a bit. But from 1:09 forward, this is some great electronic music, starting with bubbly, percolating synthetic percussion which appears to be inspired by Klaus Schulzes classic Totem.” The percussive pattern laid down continues for the next 16 minutes

  6. Paul Rijkens

    Paul Ellis had developed himself into a mighty force in electronic music. After his fantastic 2005-album Silent Conversations” on which the American multi-instrumentalist (synthesizers

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