Fuck Buttons is a two-piece experimental group based in London, England. Formed in late 2004 and signed to the ATP label, releasing the "Bright Tomorrow" b/w "Little Bloody Shoulder" 7" single during the fall of 2007. They released their first album, Street Horrrsing, in 2008 and received widespread acclaim. A single, "Colours Move", followed later that year.
Lotus Eaters is an experimental / electroacoustic group from United States formed in 1999 which features Aaron Turner (Hydra Head Records, Isis, Old Man Gloom, House of Low Culture), Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))), Khanate, Burning Witch), and James Plotkin (Atomsmasher, O.L.D.). Their first release was a very limited edition LP/CD-R called Alienist on a Pale Horse, released by Double H Noise Industries.
phonography, electroacoustic improvisation, musique concrète, soundscape related studies, human-animal interactions and other various interests ... http://kalerne.free.fr/yannickdauby/
S.C.U.M is a London, UK-based post-punk band, not to be confused with S.C.U.M. the Czech black metal group. The London S.C.U.M take their name from the 1968 feminist manifesto Society For Cutting Up Men. They formed in late 2007 and and released their first single - Visions Arise, produced by Tom Cowan of The Horrors - in September 2008. Drummer Ruaridh Conellan left the band in November 2008 and was replaced by Melissa Rigby.
Marooned in Aberystwyth, UK, blind chance and a shared fascination with the British seaside brought together Paul Newland and Tim Noble. On deserted beaches and vertiginous coastal paths, in ancient woodlands and derelict mines, conversations veered wildly from myth to fact, sea to sky, waking to dreaming, cartography to psychogeography, song to instrumental, melody to rhythm
Chromatics originally hailed from Seattle as a quartet featuring vocalist Adam Miller, drummer Hannah Blilie, guitarist Devin Welch, and bassist Michelle Nolan. That lineup debuted in 2002 with a Calvin Johnson-produced 7" on Gold Standard Laboratories -- a split with Die Monitr Batss -- and followed with the similarly GSL-issued Chrome Rats Vs Basement Ruts LP. While Chrome Rats was critically hailed, Chromatics couldn't keep it together, and Miller was soon the only member in good standing (Blilie, Welch, and Nolan went on to form the similar-sounding Shoplifting).
Composer Pauline Oliveros is a maverick in the field of electronic music. Oliveros' first instrument was the accordion; as a teenager in Texas she played in a 100-piece accordion group that appeared at the rodeo. In 1949 she entered the University of Houston, but in 1952 transferred to San Francisco State College. Oliveros studied music privately with Robert Erickson and began to associate with a loose confederation of like-minded composers; Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Morton Subotnick among them.