Before his professional music career began, new age musician Robert Fox taught drama and art in British schools. However, after he acquired a Roland D50 synthesizer and produced the soundtrack to a youth production of A Midsummer's Night Dream in 1987, Fox became seriously interested in composition. Four years later, his debut album, Asfafa (which was re-released in 2000) came out. The '90s proved particularly fruitful for Fox, as he issued four more solo albums (including The Fire and the Rose, which was based on T.S. Eliot's The Four Quartets) as well as two (1995's For Whom the Bell and 1999's Uforia) for a new group he had formed with musician David Wright called Code Indigo.
Fox began the new millennium by releasing his sixth studio album, Talking Heads, as well as Blue, a four-disc collaboration with Wright. Throughout the next decade, he maintained a prolific run, issuing numerous solo efforts like Underworld (2003), Maya (2005), and Evergreen (2008), all the while continuing his work with Code Indigo, who released two studio albums of their own as well as a 2007 concert album.
Fox's lush melding of gentle piano, dramatic synths, and percussion remained his chosen formula as his career entered its third decade with albums like Short Stories (2011), Still Waters (2013), and Asfafa 2 (2014), a sequel to his debut album. Having left Code Indigo in 2010 to focus on his solo work and his ongoing teaching career, Fox rejoined the band for its eighth album, 2014's Take the Money & Run. In 2017, he resumed his solo career with Cathedral, an ambient work divided into two lengthy tracks.