fhae is a Meanjin-based experimental solo project created by Ellena Ramsay, in which they combine ambient acoustic guitar and minimal electronics with gut wrenching vocals. The project was first established in early 2021 and their first EP fruits and vegies quickly followed that same year. Ellena uses creative bedroom production paired with abstract household and DIY recording equipment.
Layered vocals and melancholic harmonies are employed to devastating effect as they venture through various concepts and delivery methods, as with their “gibberish album” — ehu ofepr which doesn’t adhere to any language guidelines.
2023 was a massive year for fhae, with their second album sombre thorax released at the end of March, the stand-alone "ambient rave" track 'flag' and the more ambient leaning EP try to land on your feet next time following shortly after. The experimental electronica EP liquorice and third album she lives within me closed out a year that also included the artist's first foray in live performance and an exciting addition of styles, instruments, recording techniques and influences to their already heady arsenal.