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Controlled Bleeding

Experimental noise band, formed in Boston 1978. Notorious for their early recordings which were exercises in brutal noise, such as their infamous 1985 album Knees and Bones which utilised pneumatic drills, metal percussion and cement mixers as sound sources. Subsequent albums delved into sonic and textural experimentation as the band gradually grew more sophisticated and palatable, however a number of less experimental, commercial industrial albums were released on Wax Trax! in the late 1980s.

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Zoat-Aon is dark ambient project from Finnish label Aural Hypnox.One and only member is Jaakko Vanhala, who is ably assisted by several guests, providing singing bowls, piano and human skull drums. By using conventional instruments, various sound generating devices, vocals and other carefully chosen sonic objects Zoät Aon manages to create an unique, dynamic and truly enigmatic, expansive atmosphere that continuously spirals further towards the unknown areas of consciousness.

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Deep in Ocean Sunk the Lamp of Light is the debut from the trio of Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O)))), Daniel O’Sullivan (Guapo), and Vincent de Roguin (Shora). Taking its title from The Iliad, the music here is deep and cosmic, completely unlike anything you’d expect from such heavyweights. More in the tradition of Nurse With Wound’s "Spiral Insana" or Klaus Schulze’s "Cyborg" than any contemporary trend, the tracks float along in a masterful collage of activity, where careful scene changes highlight O’Sullivan’s classic but artfully placed Rhodes bombs, de Roguin’s organ, and O’Malley’s guitar.

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Young Hunting

There are two bands with the name Young Hunting. 1. A Los Angeles-based quintet, originally formed in 2007 as a duo comprised of Hari Rex and Ilya Malinsky, who remain the band's primary songwriters. In late September 2010, they released a 7" EP containing the tracks "Into Yr Mind" and "Sonata". The EP was self-funded, but is being distributed by K Records of Olympia, WA. Currently, they are recording a full-length LP which will be out in 2012. http://younghunting.bandcamp.com 2. An experimental musick project based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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The Baron

The Baron (the preferred moniker of Theodore Percy Baron III) is a Noise musician from Cardiff, Wales. A driving force behind the current 'Paedocore' movement and joint-founder of Post-Avant-Garde-Baroque-tronic record label, Cock-Off Records. Theodore began composing music at the age of 12 when he chanced upon his Father's reel-to-reel tape recorder and a rather mysterious collection of snuff films he would unearth in his Uncle's garden.

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