Born in 1969, studied Communication Design at Central Saint Martins School in London, where he acquired a Masters of Arts and Design with distinction. He now lives and works as a musician and graphic designer in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2002 his composition Zwischen.raum (Domizil15, Zurich, 2002) was distinguished with the Max Brand Award for Electronic Music (phonoTAKTIK.02 Festival, New York). In the same year he received a compositional scholarship from “Pro Helvetia”, Arts Council of Switzerland, to work on his release Circa (Line_012, New York, 2003).
An old adage holds that although all music is sound, not all sound is music. Of course, Maria Papadomanolaki-a.k.a sound artist Dalot-will literally hear nothing of it. Whether sampling gulls from her window in Brighton or sirens ripping through New York City, all sound has value. Although “ambient” or post-rock are worthy descriptors, influences ranging from soundwash engineers Stars of the Lid, eco-glitch pioneers Boards of Canada and minimal multi-instrumentalist Colleen make comparisons to Papadomanolaki's music difficult.
Growing evolved out of two bands, Joe Denardo from Black Man White Man Dead Man and Kevin Doria from 1000 A.D., in Olympia, WA in the fall of 2001. Joe Denardo moved from Chicago to Olympia and helped operate the Thin The Herd label with Zack Carlson, which released early material from Vaz and Total Shutdown. Eryn Ross joined to make Growing a trio. Moving from hardcore towards something slower and more expansive the band played around its hometown and up and down the West Coast of the United States. The first Growing release was a 7-inch single on the Nail in the Coffin label.
Jack Rose (R.I.P.)
Patrick Best Psychedelic noise/drone/folk band from Richmond, Virginia. They play dense, large-scale pieces of music that radiate inner warmth. They are influenced by Indian raga, the American primitivism of John Fahey, minimalism, and noise music.
John's work in the field of electronic music has spanned over 25 years and he is recognized as a musical pioneer in his home state of Kentucky, USA.
John and wife, Diane Timmons, perform on a regular basis throughout eastern Kentucky collaborating and inspiring other musicians. His fascination with instrument building has taken the music into acoustic realms as well as electronic.
Mouse on Mars is a duo from Germany that has been making electronic music since 1993. Their music is a quirky and sometimes kitschy blend of techno, trance, disco, and ambient with a heavy dollop of analogue synth sounds. Their music also uses live conventional rock instruments, such as drums, bass, and guitar.
The Eden House is a collaborative project. Work on the project started in 2004 and has continued sporadically since. There are a core group of regular contributors with other guests providing one-off contributions. The Eden House isn't a band as such and will remain primarily studio based.
We will regularly post new songs/mixes as we create them. If there is enough interest we will compile the result for CD release. The project isn't about making money nor do we want to string people along waiting for a release that may never happen. The Eden House is purely about the music.
Dark Sanctuary is a band from France that was created in February 1996. Their songs can be categorized primarily as belonging to the "Dark Atmospheric" genre, most of them having a unique feel to them - mixtures between gothic, ethereal and tranquil, relying on classic instruments for the most part. Their first official release was a 20 min single track Mcd, " Funeral Cry ", released in 1997 and, at that time, the band only consisted in two members,Arkdae on keyboards and Marquise Ermia on vocals.
Jon Hassell (born March 22, 1937, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American musician and trumpet player. He is most well-known for his special trumpet technique learned from training with Indian classical musicians such as singer Pandit Pran Nath. Hassell learned to apply a unique style of trumpet playing by mimicking Nath's vocal stylings, and later connected with Brian Eno and began using harmonizer effects on his recordings. Hassell is also known as the creator of "Fourth World" music, which is a combination of ancient music and "futuristic" technological treatments.
"Altar" is a true collaboration album between Sunn O))) and Boris that is a result of both bands conceptualizing, writing and recording the album together as one entity. Both groups have stepped outside their previous sounds and created a wholly unique album that stands on its own unique ground. There are elements of each group's trademark sound within the album but true to each group's progressive and experimental aspects, “Altar” moves into a completely new dimension. Also contributing additional entrancing textures are the guest collaborators on this album including: