Paul McLaney (born 1975 in Stockton-on-Tees, England) is a New Zealand-based composer, singer and guitarist. He has released albums under his own name and under the moniker "Gramsci".
McLaney's solo albums display his skills as a fingerstyle acoustic guitar player. His work in his collaborations and as "Gramsci" explore a more electronic and rock approach.
McLaney has collaborated with numerous New Zealand musicians such as Concord Dawn, Anika Moa, Module, Rhian Sheehan, James Duncan, Fly My Pretties, Dick "Majik" Johnson, Epsilon Blue and choreographer/author Douglas Wright, SJD.
Between 2007 and 2014 Paul worked at Mushroom Music Publishing in A&R and Licensing, taking over the responsibility of General Manager in 2009.
Since 2013 his musical direction has centred on the found sound electronica of his project The Impending Adorations. The Impending Adorations released 3 albums through 2013; 'Gestalt' 'Intentions' and 'Further' all of which picked up strong student radio support.
A new single and video by The Impending Adorations was released on February 16, 2015 via Revolution Music1997 - Pedestrian – Paul McLaney
1998 - The Prayer Engine – Paul McLaney & The Avalanche Trio
2004 - The Shadows Of Birds Flying Fall Slowly Down The Tall Buildings – Paul McLaney
2006 - EDIN – Paul McLaney
2007 - Diamond Side – Paul McLaney
2000 - Permanence – Gramsci
2002 - Object – Gramsci
2005 - Like Stray Voltage – Gramsci
2011 - Broken Science e.p. – The Impending Adorations
2012 - Gestalt – The Impending Adorations
2013 - Intentions – The Impending Adorations
2013 - Further – The Impending Adorations
2015 - The Best Is Yet To Come (single) – The Impending Adorations