Fink is the recording moniker of Finian Greenhall, who has made the unlikely musical journey from being an ambient techno trip-hop artist to a serious singer/songwriter in less than a decade. Born in Bristol, England, Greenhall was obsessed with the guitar as a teenager, eagerly exploring the indie scene. Then he discovered raving, and the guitars went out the window as he immersed himself completely in ambient techno. Greenhall recorded an album of techno beats with Lee Jones (aka Hefner) that was eventually released under the name EVA by Kickin? Records in 1995. The record attracted the attention of Ninja Tune Records, which signed Greenhall as a trip-hop artist. Billing himself as Fink, Greenhall released a pair of EPs, 1997's Finkfunk and 1998's Front Side Blunt Side, on Ninja Tune's Ntune imprint, then delivered the full-length Fresh Produce in 2000. But Fink was undergoing a sea change, and had picked up the guitar again. By the time the folky and acoustic-based Biscuits for Breakfast was released (again on the Ntune label) in 2006, Fink had completed the transformation from electronica artist into a full-fledged singer/songwriter, a move that initially baffled his fan base. In 2009, Fink issued the widely celebrated Sort of Revolution, a set that furthered his acoustic singer/songwriter ambitions, refined them, and combined them seamlessly with his DJ skills, albeit subtly and atmospherically. Perfect Darkness, from 2011, would stick on this same path. ~ Steve LeggettPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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