I transform the ordinary into extraordinary, building complex sound worlds through changing musical forms, ambience and electronica. I work with guitar atmospherics, manipulated sound, treated voice and a diverse range of acoustic and electronic instruments to build truly hypnotic musical worlds.
“MESMERISING” **** London Times, “STARTLINGLY ORIGINAL” **** London Observer, “IMMERSIVE” Mojo, “PROFOUNDLY BEAUTIFUL” Jazzwise, “UTTERLY TRANSFIXING” Prog Magazine “HYPNOTIC” The Guardian, UK, “COMPLETELY ADDICTIVE” The Wire, “TRANSCENDENT” **** BBC, “BEAUTIFUL… MESMERIZING” All Music Guide.
I have released six critically acclaimed albums, including 2016’s Dream Maps. I specailize in creating intricate soundworlds, using a combination of composition, improvisation and sound-design.
The pool of outstanding musicians I collaborate with have worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, George Michael, Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Brian Eno and David Sylvian. I have created music with Arve Henriksen, Byron Wallen, Evi Vine, B J Cole, Henry Lowther, Cleveland Watkiss, Emily Burridge and many other amazing talents.
I have developed soundworlds with legendary sound engineer Phill Brown (Traffic, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Talk Talk etc.) on several of my albums.
I am also a visual artist, working mainly in film. As well as making short and longer form films I perform live with my 6-piece band developing live musical interactions with imagery from my visual projects including www.breathproject.net.
I have talked about my work in sound and imagery in TED and TEDx talks. They and a lot of other material are on my website.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Philip Clemo
Phil, is a wonderful unique creative musician and is very easy to work with. i love Phil`s approach to music especially to vision, where explores his fantastic arsenal of unique sounds. He will take you into areas we are all looking for and you won't be disappointed with the results.
I have found Phil to be a truly creative force. He has unique talents and a fantastic ear. I have had the pleasure of performing on a number of his recordings and have always been insipred by his sound worlds.