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Psychic Ills

Psychic Ills is a group that became active in NYC sometime during 2003. Their sound has included a combination of rock experimentation, drones, electronic textures, and various ethnic influences. Their live shows have varied widely and have been known to have an improvised performance art element as well. The current line up consists of Elizabeth Hart, Brian Tamborello, and Tres Warren. Their 2nd album "Mirror Eye", is set to be released on January 20th of 2009 on The Social Registry label.

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Fractal

There are several bands with the name (Fractal): 1) Most of the tracks you can play here are from the instrumental debut CD Continuum, released in 2003 by the San Jose CA based progressive rock band Fractal. Their website is www.fractal-continuum.com. Fractal were formed in 2000 with a strong early influence from mid-late period King Crimson, and have since developed a unique sound, often using complex time signatures. In 2008, they are finalizing the recording of their second full CD. A single track from this CD "Aftermath" was pre-released in 2007.

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Harem

There are 2 entries for Harem: 1. Harem are a well known Turkish percussion group.
And also a band born in 1998 in Castel Bolognese (Ravenna - Italy), and finally gain the actual line-up in 2002. We've had a lot of local and national contests, with some good results. We've also make an exhibition at the Heineken Jammin' Festival in 2003. We've constantly played our music and covers in pubs, venues and events... everywhere in last years.

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Dark Patrick

Dark Patrick, music that could broaden your horizon! International duo Dark Patrick (Britain - Ukraine) successfully combines a mixture of old and new, traditions with a modern sense in a moody and mysterious acoustic blend of voice and instruments. Much of the sound replicates the style of a drone with simple percussion and instrumentation. Nice clear sound quality and the acoustic base make their music easy to enjoy. The best feature is in the structure of the music, the rise and fall of the dynamics, how it increases in intensity with a real sense of purpose and emotion.

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Faiz Ali Faiz

Faiz Ali Faiz (born 1962 in Sharaqpur, Pakistan) is one of the main singers of , a devotional musical expression of the Sufis, a mystical offshoot of Islam. Faiz Ali Faiz comes from a family of qawwals from seven generations in Pakistan. He started his professional career in 1978, at age 16, creating at the same time his own qawwali ensemble. Though Faiz is from Lahore, he practices the doaba style from eastern Pakistan. He stated in recent interviews he has been influenced by Sham-Chaurasi, a famous Khayal singing school where Ustad Salamat Ali Khan belongs to.

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Homayun Sakhi

Introduction
Like many lands riven by conflict, Afghanistan and its vexed politics have spawned diaspora communities near and far.
Music is the lifeblood of such communities, linking them to a common homeland through song, poetry, and a sense of tradition.
Homayun Sakhi, formerly of Kabul, later a refugee in Peshawar, Pakistan, and presently a resident of California, is possibly the finest rubab player of his generation.

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Erkan Oğur & İsmail H. Demircioğlu

For both artists see also İsmail Hakkı Demircioğlu, Erkan Oğur. Erkan Oğur in the West (born 1954) is a Turkish musician. A pioneer of fretless guitars, he invented the first fretless classical guitar in 1976.[1][2] A composer, he has influenced many musicians with his compositions combining the sounds of Turkish folk music, classical music with the ancient traditional music. He has played many concerts all over the world. He is regarded as a master of the kopuz and baglama lutes.

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