The Penguin Cafe Orchestra was a loose assembly of various musicians headed by classically-trained guitarist, composer and arranger Simon Jeffes (Sussex, England, 1949-1997). Only Jeffes and cellist co-founder Helen Liebmann were core members and other musicians were drafted for the requirements of particular pieces or performances. Their sound is not easy to categorise but has elements of exuberant folk music mixed with the minimalist, repetitive composition of Philip Glass.
autumn chorus are a brighton-based four piece who play beautiful, epic post-rock music. Vocals have hailed comparisons to Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake, whilst the tender yet explosive nature of the band puts them in circles of Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The classical leanings of the band come through within their delicate song construction, and intricate guitar parts, with their debut rosa e.p infused with haunting choral overlays.
Noise Research is the project of UK Sound Artist / Musician Ian Simpson. Noise Research has material released on the Electronic Musik (UK), Rift Recordings (UK) & Bivouac (China) labels. Cdr's currently available are
The Liftshaft EP ( 3" CDr )
Split with Barbarians ( 3" CDr )
Noise Research I
Noise research II
Noise Research III (also known as Experiment III)
Rifts compilation (2 tracks) on Rift recordings
Resident of Brisbane, rural Japan and now South London, John Chantler has developed his sound from organic electronics to his current interests in exploratory electro-acoustics, messy guitars and a loose spin on rhythm. With releases out on Room40, Piehead, Fat Cat and his own Inventing Zero label, John's kept performing alongside Mum, Janek Schaefer, DJ Olive, Ami Yoshida, Taku Sugimoto - and most recently, Tujiko Noriko...
Teeth of the Sea is a psychedelic post-rock band from London. The group (Sam Barton, Mike Bourne John Hirst, Jimmy Martin and Australian member Darren Strickland) were inspired to forge forth in search of oblivion unknown after experiencing an epiphany during a Wolf Eyes gig. After the release of their iJanuary 2009 album 'Orphaned By The Ocean' on Rocket Recordings John Hirst left the band, to be replaced by Mat Colegate.
Adam Marshall has been involved in the underground Toronto minimal techno movement since the early 90's...Adam was a resident at the legendary Blue nights, which introduced the city to DJ's like Robert Hood, Richie Hawtin, DJ Hell, Marco Carola, Traxx, Slam, Ron Trent and Theo Parrish. He worked closely with other artists such as Jeremy P. Caulfield (Dumb-Unit), Jeff Milligan (Revolver), and Mike Shannon (Cynosure) to produce events that broke new ground and showcased the up-and-coming Canadian sound.
Co-founder and manager of Ultimae records , Mahiane aka Sunny occasionaly participates to the downtempo and trance Aes Dana project as well as Subgardens.
Reporter and reviewer for greek magazine FREEZE. Her mixs explore atmospheric ambient, floating and organic sounds with a hint of glitch and deep electro breakbeat. In 2006 she signed the release of the first [ Oxycanta ] compilation, the second chapter [ Oxycanta ] Winter Blooms sortira début Décembre 2007.
Zavoloka (aka Kateryna Zavoloka) is an experimental electronic composer, musician and graphic designer from Kyiv, Ukraine. Word "Zavoloka" means "deep fog" and also "maverick" in Ukrainian. In 2003 the label Nexsound released her first free downloadable release Suspenzia, that was the most frequently downloaded piece in the Internet. At the end of 2003 the CD-R I appeared on the American label Zeromoon.