Thomas Park (aka Mystified) has been involved with music for his entire life. He was trained in classical and jazz music as a teenager, and played the trombone and piano. His listening habits changed in the late 1980's, and Thomas became interested in electronic music. After several years of writing techno as the band AutoCad, Thomas was fortunate enough to collaborate with Robin Storey of Rapoon. This project helped Thomas to evolve into the ambient / drone band Mystified. Subsequently Mystified has also been fortunate enough to collaborate with Nigel Ayers of Nocturnal Emissions. Mystified has found considerable success, both through online and physical releases, and is known for being proficient, creative and prolific.
The music of Mystified is mainly of an atmospheric nature. Sometimes for Thomas less is more, making his music ideal for listening while working, sleeping or doing other things. The music of Mystified especially explores texture, consistency, and a type of variety that could be called subtle. This is not the utopian ambient of the typical soundscape artist. It is serious music for serious people.
Grid Resistor evolved as a limited project by Thomas to break away from his Mystified persona. While the works are still very atmospheric in nature, they focus more on the physical world around us and finding the textural and consistency qualities of common every day machines and objects.