Polar Beyond is a band from Belfast, Northern Ireland who play a style of alternative atmospheric rock. The band consists of Dave Armstrong (vocals/guitar), Sean McGoldrick (guitar), Matt Campbell (synth/keys), Glenn Porter (bass) and Phil Campbell (drums). The band were formed in 2009 and are kept busy with gigs, acoustic sets, organizing a music and visual evening in an art studio and busking for charity. Notably, Polar Beyond were featured on BBC Radio and the BBC Northern Ireland news for a filming a live session with Bandwidth Films on the roof of the Europa Hotel in Belfast.
Techno producer and DJ (Germany, 1973) makes Detroit style techno, ranging from deep motor city techno to down tempo space techno and even upbeat interstellar hyperspace tracks with techno flavour. All this can be compared to the likes of Carl Craig, B12, Kenny Larkin, Duplex and Convextion to name a couple.
Released tracks under several labels like "Styrax", "Keynote" and his own label "AW recordings".
Tomutonttu ("dust gnome") is a human called Jan Anderzén, a visual artist and the leader of a Finnish respected avant-garde sound group Kemialliset Ystävät (Jan also played with Avarus and Anaksimandros). Toy reed streams, mutilated vocals and groovy loops of animal noise are some of the colours used to create the whirling mess that is the lonely song of Tomutonttu. It is like a confusing detail of the Kemialliset Ystävät freedom flow, a microcosmos of strange sound creatures and dirt flying around in the stereo space and interacting with a logic all of their own.
Tu Fawning is a Portland, OR 4 piece band started by Corrina Repp and Joe Haege, augmented soon after its inception by members Liza Rietz and Toussaint Perrault. Haege (current member of Menomena and founder of 31knots) was a longtime fan of Repp's hushed and understated emotional approach to songwriting, which has always had a strong following in Portland. This brought them to work together on Repp's last solo album, which was the first "outside" release for Mark Kozelek's (Red House Painters) artist-owned Caldo Verde records.
There are several artists with that name. 1) Praxis was an ever-changing musical project led by prolific producer Bill Laswell. Praxis combined elements of different musical genres such as funk, jazz, hip hop and heavy metal into highly improvised music. The band first appeared in 1992 with the critically acclaimed Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis), Laswell, guitarist Buckethead, keyboardist Bernie Worrell and drummer Bryan ''Brain'' Mantia have defined the direction of the band over the last 15 years.
Cindytalk was formed in 1982 by Gordon Sharp (vocals) & David Clancy (guitar, keyboards) from the ashes of Edinburgh based punk/new wave band The Freeze. Current line-up: Gordon Sharp (vocals), Paul Middleton (drums), Gary Jeff (bass), Sherrill Crosby (laptop) & Daniel Knowler (guitars). The Freeze (1976-1982) released two 7inch singles,recorded two John Peel sessions and played extensively around the UK supporting many big name bands of the time.
Multi Instrumentalist / Composer Mehdi bridges the gap between contemporary instrumental and alternative music. His Gold selling albums have won him recognition worldwide as a musical genius whose talents encompass both recordings and the concert stage. Mehdi has opened for Cirque Du Soleil and the California Philharmonic Orchestra. He uses concerts as an opportunity to "create vivid musical pictures" and transports his audiences on a breathtaking odyssey of the mind, body and soul.
Ron Boots is part of the so-called third generation of New Age electronic musicians. The first generation, in the early 1970's, consisted of the New Age Synthesizer or "EM" pioneers and the second generation emerged at the end of the 1970's/early 1980's which included their descendants. Ron was born on October 13th 1962 in Eindhoven. Nowadays, he still lives and works in the neighbourhood of his native town, in the village of Best.
RONIN is the name of multiple musical acts. 1.) Ronin aka Jonathan Axelsson was born in Sweden, and got in touch with music very early in life since both his father and grandfather were musicians. As a young boy he started playing drums, and then continued with piano lessons. In the mid 90's he discovered a new type of music that would change his life forever. The music he heard was called deep house, and struck Jonathan's heart immediately. He now started to produce music in a more serious matter and in 1997 he got in touch with Johan Bacto, which later formed the label PlackTown Sounds.