Paul Nagle - Biography
After touring the USA in a choir in his youth, Paul began to compose and perform electronic, experimental music in late 1970s. A leading figure in the UK electronic music scene, he released his early albums on cassette (remember those?) and performed at the legendary first UK Electronica festival in 1983. He has, over the years, released many new age / chillout and electronic albums, often in collaboration with other musicians.
With an emphasis on live spontaneity, Paul has performed at Jodrell Bank Planetarium (UK), the Alpha Centauri Festival (Holland), Different Skies (Arizona, USA), the Harmonia Festival (Spain) and at the Ricochet Gathering events in Italy, Croatia, Romania and more. With collaborations that include the bands Binar (with Andy Pickford), Joint Intelligence Committee (with Phil Smillie), Ideation (with Pete Ruczynski) and Headshock (with Tim Rafferty), he has gained a vast amount of experience in both composition, production and performance.
Sound On Sound magazine has reaped the benefit of this long experience: Paul has written many reviews of musical instruments, effects and software over a long period. Paul has also notched up programming credits for Roland, Access, DSI and Waldorf and has provided technical input to Steinberg, Access, Waldorf and most recently UK company Sequentix, in the development of the P3 and Cirklon sequencers. Oh, and more recently still, Paul has helped out with a few of the Bjooks titles.
In his professional music career, Paul embraced the world of the Apple Mac and Logic, along with Wavelab and softsynths such as Omnisphere, Diva and Kontakt. But it's hardwhere where the fun and lengthy indulgence lies, the studio split into multiple small work areas, each with a selection of instruments and a means of recording.
It seems unlikely this website will ever improve much. Find Paul elsewhere - e.g. smokyfrog on Twatter, WilyEPeyote on Youtube, softroom in various places etc. etc.
Paul's First Novel
Paul's Most Recent Novel
One of several Bandcamp sites