Charalambides are a musical group originally from Houston, Texas, USA and lately of Austin, Texas. Formed in 1991 by Tom Carter and Christina Carter, adding Jason Bill and Heather Leigh Murray, they have followed in the footsteps of other Texas psychedelic music artists such as The 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Krayola, and Jandek. Their music contains elements typical of psychedelic music such as reverb, extended instrumental jamming and the use of found sounds, as well as elements of noise, avant garde, folk, and drone music.
Born in Toronto, Camille was raised in Whitby, Ontario by a mother who played the piano every night and a music encyclopedia for a father. As a child she performed at various events and festivals throughout Ontario and Québec. At age 17, wanting to clear her head of any outside influence while planning her next step she went to Ecuador for a few months on a trip that was to change everything. Suddenly the only thing that mattered was getting on trains and moving.
Blank Realm is a rock band out of Brisbane. They “create a levitating atmosphere built on improvisations that focus sharp into excellent, tuneful songs (Brian Turner – WFMU)”. The band is composed of 3 siblings and a spiritual brother who share a love fine dining, and even finer selections from their well-stocked humidor.
Bob Delyn a'r Ebillion are a Welsh folk-rock band fronted by poet, bard, singer and harpist Twm Morys. Their songs are sung in Welsh, with several in Breton (singer Nolwenn Korbell also features on two of their albums), strongly influenced by traditional songs and legends, but with an original, fresh take. This is also evident in the music, a unique mix of contemporary rhythms and instruments, with strong presence of Celtic harp and haunting sax.
They have released four albums, Sgwarnogod Bach Bob (Bob's Little Hares), Gwbade Bach Cochlyd (Little Red Faces), Gedon and Dore.
There are several bands with the name (Fractal): 1) Most of the tracks you can play here are from the instrumental debut CD Continuum, released in 2003 by the San Jose CA based progressive rock band Fractal. Their website is www.fractal-continuum.com. Fractal were formed in 2000 with a strong early influence from mid-late period King Crimson, and have since developed a unique sound, often using complex time signatures. In 2008, they are finalizing the recording of their second full CD. A single track from this CD "Aftermath" was pre-released in 2007.
The Mordekkers are amoung the most innovative live bands in the UK today. Based in southwest Wales, this unique four piece mix traditional and original folk tunes played on pipes and mandola, with fresh, modern drum and bass rhythms . The result is an energetic infectious groove that never fails to get audiences dancing Lineup:
Peni Piper - bagpipes, pibgorn, folk oboe, whistle
Stef - mandola, concertina
Charlie Willatts - bass
Henry Willatts - drums