Born in Stroud, Gloucestershire in 1971 Paul Conboy has been working as a recording artist, composer, producer and performer in contemporary music for over 15 years.

As A.P.E, along with Adrian Corker, he was signed to Dorado Records in 1994. The pair first released the singles Snake’s Pass and Talking Drum, soon followed by debut album Striplight. The album was picked up by film director Antonia Bird, who commissioned the band to compose the music for the feature film Face (starring Ray Winstone and Robert Carlyle). The success of this collaboration led to a working partnership that includes the scores for: BAFTA winning BBC drama Care; Channel 4’s The Hamburg Cell; and Cracker for ITV.

In 2001 A.P.E became Soul Circuit releasing the album Don’t Spoil The Tension on Sirkus Records. Using mainly electronics and analogue synthesizers the album is accompanied by a full-length abstract film created by Richard Mulhearn.

 

 

After another name change to Corker Conboy, the duo released two critically lauded albums for Vertical Form records: In Light of That Learnt Later (2003) and Radiant Idiot (2005). Much of Radiant Idiot was used for the controversial 9/11 drama The Hamburg Cell. In 2006 Corker Conboy composed the score for German feature film 3 Degrees Colder alongside orchestral arranger Jono Podmore and recorded with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra.

Paul has worked on a series of projects and releases with Tim Simenon for his Electric Tones label which in turn has lead to the resurrection of Bomb The Bass, featuring Paul as vocalist and on synthesizer. 2 albums have since been released: Future Chaos (2008) and Back To Light (2009) both on !K7 records. Bomb The Bass play concerts and festivals worldwide (most recently Sziget, Hungary and Audioriver, Poland), the live show relying heavily on Paul's video work. They are currently working on new material to be released early 2012.

In late 2009 Paul co-founded a new and ongoing analogue electronic collective Metamono with Jono Podmore (Kumo) and fine artist Mark Hill. Adhering to a strict but liberating manifesto Metamono release music on cassette and vinyl via their website designed and maintained by Paul, and in partnership with HoHum records - whilst building a live following with their unique performance events.

 

Photography: Angels and Ghosts (top and middle)and by Bruce Atherton and Jana Chiellino (bottom)