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Keiji Haino (灰野敬二) born 1952, May 3 (58), in Chiba, Japan, and currently residing in Tokyo, is a Japanese Avant-Garde musician whose work has included rock, free-jazz, noise, singer-songwriter, blues, solo percussion, drone, electronica, among others, always keeping the experimentalism and the psychedelia at the highest roofs possible. He has been active since the 1970s and continues to record regularly and in new styles.

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Souvaris are a 5 piece intrumental rock band based in Nottingham, UK, comprising of two guitarists, bass, synths and drums. Taken from the official band website ( Souvaris is: "Erudite Instrumental Rock Outfit" Five or so people who assembled in a barn in Knebworth, Hertfordshire at the tail end of the year 2000 and have been writing, recording and performing since. A mishearing from a line in ‘Hellraiser 4’.

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Theo (UK)

Theo, the work of one Sam Knight, is one for the math rock fans. Taut, chugging guitar loops layer up with frenetic tapping patterns that interweave in spiralling complexity before near sub-atomically precise, powerhouse drumming clatters and builds each song into juggernaut of riffs and rhythms. To achieve something like this recorded is one thing, but to see Theo perform live is quite another as each song blurs into the next and the dazzling guitar and drum acrobatics leave jaws sagging on the faces of all who bear witness to the talent on offer

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My Cat Is An Alien

My Cat Is an Alien (MCIAA) is the audiovisual improv duo formed in late 1997 by the brothers Maurizio Opalio and Roberto Opalio from Torino, Italy. They primarily play electric and acoustic guitars, voice, toy microphones, various toy instruments, electronics and percussion. Roberto Opalio and MCIAA's work range over many artistic activities: musical performance, films and videos, audiovisual installations, photography, painting and drawing, poetry.

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