Konx-om-Pax a.k.a. Tom Scholefield has become one of the leading animators, directors and illustrators operating in Glasgow today. From running Techno and Acid nights at the legendary Club 69 in Paisley he moved to Glasgow for artschool. In that time Tom would ignore briefs and competitions to make music promos for Jamie Liddell, or he would be recording classical music to cd-rs and then drawing on the bottom of them and recording how it made them skip.
In the past few years, Tom has not stopped, establishing his own studio and label for experimental noise records ‘Display Copy’ alongside his made numerous music promo videos, sleeves and visuals for Warp, Mogwai, Underground Resistance, Hyperdub, Advanced Beauty and LuckyMe.
For Tom, the language of design and music production cross over. As a producer, he’s released two LPs on Planet Mu, the first of which was a resolutely melancholy and grainy take on pastoral IDM, shaped by living alone in Glasgow. The result of a move to Berlin and subsequent embrace of more rave tinged signatures, his later releases (Caramel and Refesher) present a fresh take on advanced dance music that is hard to tame. Saturated neon colours, classic ’80s sci-fi and early modernist cues are recurrent themes in a vivid aesthetic that’s instantly recognisable and helping shape the looks of Oneohtrix Point Never, Hudson Mohawke and Kuedo.