here is my latest release on YouTube, hardly influenced by the current situation.
27-28 IULIE -TNB Încă din luna Mai, Amfiteatrul în aer liber, cea mai nouă scenă a TNB-ului, un spațiu unic...
album created by Paul ILEA at Kult Studio, 2019 FULL ALBUM HERE https://sensor20.bandcamp.com/releases
Lost In The Sound feat.RoxannePrimul single Sensor din 2019 extras de pe albumul SUFFICIENT, album care va fi lansat in luna aprilie...
short live session inspired by Madrid’s energy. Check out the whole series on my youtube channel.
2019!! That’s 20 years since we started this beautiful multi cultural project/band we called Sensor. In the past 2 years we’ve been working...
"Kult Sessions" is a creative exploration into live electronic music initiated by Paul Ilea aka Mongol. From time to time Mongol invites fellow artists to join him in creating soundscapes that have only one rule: pure improvisation....
Romanian musician and multi-award winning artist (composer, producer, DJ, performer, film score composer – Kult Studio owner and TV music producer for The Voice – Romania a.o.), Paul Ilea combines eclectic musical landscapes – both electronic and acoustic – with a theatrical, dramatic bent and an uncompromising attitude regarding his art.
Paul’s musical vibe includes a natural inclination towards engulfing various genres (from breaks & dnb to jazzy to ethnic to rock) infusing them with electronica to concoct a rich and textured blend of sounds that can only be described as out-of-the-box, highly original and definitely elevating audiophile experience.
Unconventional live electro-acoustic revolution
Born in 1999, the group is based on a former percussion ensemble called Hans’n’Feet that subsequently changed its name into Sensor, a formula that revolutionized the Romanian showbiz industry, as it developed a brand new comcept: a techno-tribal-electro group relying heavily on a very dynamic show and percussions on unconventional instruments like bins, cans, broom sticks, electric grinders, synths and any other tool you can think of. The concept took shape as the stage performance ‘Sakadat ExtraSensorial’, an awarded show that was way ahead of its time, unique in terms of form, storyline, musical and rhythmic structure.
Their first album, ‘Lands’ (also the first Romanian world-fusion album) found the group rearranged and consisted of producer Paul Ilea (synths, percussion, violin), Cristian Melak (percussions), Sasha Negara (clarinet, percussions), Mandela Gajol (flute, percussion, woodwind instruments) and Laura Orian (voice, percussion). Later on Cosmin Gherghinoiu (bass guitar) and Andrei Petrila (drums)joined the band in a live formula. Along the way, the core trio – Paul, Sasha & Melak – invited numerous artists to lend their voices to Sensor, among which Mara, Lora and more recently, Lullu or Roxana Morar. With its roots in the industrial-techno scene of the early 2000’s, this award winning band has since released 3 studio albums, a compilation and 2 club mixes as well as sharing the main stage at European festivals with major headliners such as The Prodigy, Faithless, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland, Korn, Bob Sinclair, Genesis, Scorpions, Crystal Method, Chicane and others. With eccentric band leader Paul Ilea as the main figure of the music outfit, Sensor has evolved naturally towards experimenting and therefore came to explore a whole range of genres, giving them a boost of an unique, uncategorizable style. The result? An originally crafted sound, a mix of electro and broken beats, post dubstep and acid jazz, symphonic and ethnic flavors that appear to fit the multitude of genres, but, in fact, gently disrupting these well-known patterns. All wrapped in electrifying, hyped-up live shows. Sensor is nothing like your regular music group because it doesn’t follow any mainstream recipe! Always on unconventional paths, regardless of the trends and slowly building a trademark, diversity is the key word for this one-of-a-kind band. Sensor won several awards so far, such as the the MTV Award in 2005 for ‘Best Video Single’ (‘Help Yourself’, taken from their second album, ‘E-volution’ – 2004), ‘Best Sound’ Award @Romanian Music Awards in 2009, VIP Music Award for ‘Best Group’ in 2011 and, most recently, nominee to ‘Best Electronica Artist’ at AIM Music Awards California, USA .
SENSOR’s latest album, „U.S.B. – Urban Symphonik Beats” was released in late 2013. With featured artists like LORA, Mara, Mc Tina, this complex album has a plethora of twists and turns, from post dubstep to dnb and all kinds of surprising broken beats, experimenting both with symphonic melodic lines and electronic sounds. The album was released on a special edition USB card.
In the upcoming spring of 2019, Sensor is preparing the launch of its 4 th full studio album, a musical journey into the band’s 20 years rich history. The concept is mimicking the style of known Sensor tracks and bringing them into the now through adding production gimmicks, flavors and a line-up of young and powerful voices that give the necessary spin to enrich and expand Paul’s intricate musical production.
“The Voice” is an innovative format that changes the rules in terms of talent competitions. It does not matter what age or profession you have, it does not matter how you look, whether you are tall or short, thin or fat, tattooed or clear-skin, everything that matters is THE VOICE.
“Voice of Romania” is a show in which only the best will find their place, the special, strong voices and unmistakable voices, regardless of the field they come from: rock, pop, latino, etc. “The Voice” is a registered trademark of Talpa Distribution B.V.
In Romania this show is one of the most popular shows in the TV landscape, with millions of viewers and an established fandom. Paul Ilea’s role is an essential one, that of creating audio magic everytime, with every show, by deciding on the members of the live band, on the sound of the tunes and overall he is in charge of a seamless transition between the trainer and contender’s ideas and the band or production team’s needs and specific requirements.
‘Gigi Caciuleanu, Romania’s most acclaimed choreographer, returns to London with another show, which documents the maddening process by which a “humble” minute of dance is produced. Different every time, the performance is created and re-created on the spot, taken by the flux of momentary inspiration.
The choreographer himself is joined by dancers Ana Visan and Razvan Stoian together with musician Paul Ilea in a show as unexpected as everybody’s next minute in life.
“The entire show is designed around the complicated and often ‘crazy’ creative process needed to create one minute of dance. It may be regarded as an improvisation from the very beginning to the very end, an eternal re-creation.’
Created by Gigi Caciuleanu & Art Production
Premiile Uniunii Cineastilor (The Cinema Union Awards)
‘Best Original Score in a Motion Picture for ‘PLANSA’ (‘It takes two to fence’ by Andrei Gheorghe) and ‘Folia, Shakespeare & Co.’ (by Gigi Caciuleanu)
‘Best Original Score In A Motion Picture’ (‘Si Caii Sunt Verzi Pe Pereti” / ‘Chasing Rainbows’ by Dan Chisu)
‘Best Electronica Independent Artist’
‘Best Music Group’ – Sensor
‘BEST SOUND’ Award – Sensor
‘Best Video Single’ – Sensor (‘Help Yourself’)
‘The Most Original Show Of The Year’ – Sakadat