Paul Gough is from Sydney, Australia and creates experimental electronic soundscapes under the name Pimmon.
Gough uses the everyday PC whereas most electronic composers are drawn to the Mac. His results however, are far from everyday.
"Pimmon's compositions are always exceptionally dense, spacious, and highly active. On any given track, he knows when to discard, suppress, or transform elements before they grow dull or tiresome; and he's prone to restlessly change course in order to explore new sonic terrain." [Graham Sanford, www.albemuth.org]
As Pimmon, Gough explores his love of sound, whether it be pop, minimal composition, exotic drones or field recordings and seeks to create an emotive and compelling listening experience.
He has released a wide variety of works on all formats. Some of these include Electronic Tax Return, an example of his live sound recorded at the Big Day Out on Kid606's Tigerbeat6 label; Assembler, an interactive release based on the Assembler computer language on Fallt.com; Secret Sleeping Birds on Portuguese label SIRR which in a short time has received extremely high praise; most recently Snaps*Crackles*Pops which was voted in the Sydney Morning Herald's Top 50 CDs of 2003.
2002 saw the first series of overseas performances for Gough; firstly 4 shows on the US West Coast as a part of the Virtual Resistance exhibition for SF MOMA.
This was followed by 8 shows across Europe, including the EARATIONAL festival in the Netherlands, Brussels, Paris, Cologne, Bremen, Berlin, Vienna and a session for Dutch national broadcaster VPRO who released the recording as a part of the Mort Aux Vaches series.
His unique take on electronic music is linked deeply with his endless fascination of all music genres and everyday sounds. As Frans De Waard from the Staalplaat label's Vital Weekly review newsletter puts it, "It's most likely that this will never be on MTV, and we can only regret that: popmusic would look so much better if this was embraced by the millions."