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Audio Shaman


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From the Australian East Coast, to the venues of London, the metros of Paris and the clubs of Mumbai, India, Audio Shaman had been on a journey through musical styles, studying and absorbing the origins of music in a wide range of cultures.
 
"I’m still not sure what the final outcome will be", says Paul, "but it feels like a journey to discover the way music from different cultures can blend with each other to form something unique and complete."
 
It’s been a long journey for a lad from Surfers Paradise who took up the guitar at 11 years old. His unique take on flamenco guitar has since been featured on a large array of compilation albums including Cafe Del Mar, Ministry of Sound and Art of Zen.
 
Under Paul’s guitar lies a bed of ambient and lounge production spearheaded by the other half of the act Carey O'Sullivan "although I have a hand in the production and writing". Says Paul. “When things get too technical it's usually Carey who gives it clarity“.
 
I never thought of making a living from music, Carey says. But I’ve ended up doing nothing else as nothing else could satisfy me.
 
What satisfies today is a journey both physical and musical through Australia, Europe and Asia and the opportunity to play in such widely diverse environments as clubs in Britain, the rainforests in Goa, in southern India, and now (for a while at least) back home in Australia.
 
Audio Shaman’s music moves stylishly from Middle Eastern and Latin soundscapes using classical guitar to more familiar western sounds of ambient and hip-hop beats. And it seems to happen without effort as one reviewer has written ‘Paul’s fingers slither tastefully over Gypsy scales and broken beats’.
 
With an extraordinary proficiency in a wide range of styles has come a clear focus.
 
‘I’ve been through the phase of dreaming of being a rock star and living a rock stars life. It’s not what I want and its not something I’d be comfortable with, I’m a musician and that’s the start and the end of it’. Says Paul.
 
What hasn’t ended is the exploration of music, its origins and the endless possibilities. Culminated in their debut release “Welcome Traveller”, produced and written while on the road between France, London, Australia and India. The album shows the diverse influence ravelling has given their music and with it’s laid back and “cool” feel it’s guaranteed to chill the stress out of anyone.
 

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Welcome Traveller

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