I Am Fog to us sounds like a new evolution of Ashley’s work, it is silent shoegaze with hints of free jazz. Joan La Barbara on methadone is something that comes to mind. Ashley’s work is always intensely sad yet has these little moments of sparkling joy that does not distract you from the malaise of everyday life. I Am Fog is a great example of Ashley’s allure, it barely holds onto structure, and the despair is undeniable, all the while listening to it is a pleasure.
Ashley Paul is an American multi-instrumentalist/ composer based in London. Her intuitive process integrates free form song structures with a focused approach to sound. Her trio project RAY explores fringes where melodies are dissected and slowly pieced together, alluding to shape but only occasionally binding together.