Originally producing as part of duo Moving Ninja
while living in Sydney, Sri Lankan-born artist Paul Jebanasam decided to explore sounds outside of his dubstep-related project after a move to the home of bass music, Bristol, U.K.
Jebanasam found himself inspired more by the intros and breakdowns within dance music, while a fascination with liturgical music also led him further toward contemporary classical composing. Pushed by fellow sound experimentalists Roly Porter
's James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas, Jebanasam's first release came in the form of a live recording in 2011. Music for the Church of St. John the Baptist was performed for the re-launch party of his label Subtext
and saw Jebanasam conducting viol, viola, and violin while using electronics and the building's own acoustics to reinterpret the sound. Two years later his debut album, Rites, was released. Taking inspiration from his peers and his previous live performances, the album received positive reviews for its movements through dark and intense soundscapes to subtle, uplifting melodic passages. In 2016, he returned with Continuum, a dense, dynamic, occasionally chaotic album about the vastness of the universe. ~ Rich Wilson, Rovi