Paul Riordan knew of vocalist Eve Ellis through the various studio session work she had done for numerous 5-star and up-and-coming producers. Eve had heard about various projects that Paul had produced. It was only matter of time before the two of them were introduced. While Paul didn't have any immediate productions in mind for Eve when they first met, he didn't forget her vocal talents or her ... [More]experience.
It was only when Paul was introduced to the Bosnian Croat artist-in-exile, Ivan Rados, that he had a project where he could involve Eve.
Paul met Artist Ivan Rados through a mutual friend, Graham Williams, owner of Telstar Records. Paul was brought on board to initially create background music for Ivan's performance art and exhibitions in the UK.
As Paul said; "Ivan gave me a couple of his treasured cassette tapes of traditional Yugoslavian folk music and chants. I was immediately struck by the beauty of the sounds. We created a system of musical loops, with a sound system that would never play the same loop twice."
This was the genesis of the album project.
During the course of Ivan's exhibitions, where the initial Rados tracks were played, there was an overwhelming request for copies of the music. This inspired Paul to produce a complete album, with the services of percussionist and sound engineer Kent Davies and vocalist Eve Ellis (who also assisted in the production) ? Rados 'The Transparent Man' was made. It was an immediate success within the ?ambient dance' and Dance/Trance remix worlds.
?My soul is at the end of the Universe' was included on many of the Euphoria dance compilations, both as ambient chill-out and full-on trance mix. The remixes quickly became favourites at the Whirly Gig's famous end of the night ?Parachute set'.!