1) German hardcore from around 1993. 2)Experimental musician originally from Edinburgh and currently based in Berlin. Extensive back catalogue of predominantly self-released CDRs and tapes. Eclectic influences have informed the Knee's output which has ranged from frenetic electronics through guitar drones to vocal based folk inspired loops and rounds. WK likes to keep his set up very minimal: less is more.
Anonymeye is the nom de plume of Andrew Tuttle from Brisbane, Australia. Tuttle’s work as Anonymeye reconfigures various organic and mechanic musics within a sonic framework akin to an abstract musical Esperanto. Utilising electronic and acoustic instrumentation including acoustic guitar, signal processing, synthesisers, and effects units, Anonymeye straddles and blurs boundaries between improvisation and composition, experimentation and song-form, rural landscapes and urban constructions and melody and dissonance.
"William Parker (b. Bronx, New York City, New York, January 10, 1952) is an American free jazz double bassist. As a bassist, Parker is possessed of a formidable technique, albeit an unconventional one. Unlike a great many jazz bassists, Parker was not formally trained as a classical player, though he did study with Jimmy Garrison, Richard Davis, and Wilbur Ware and learned the tradition. Parker is one of few jazz bassists who regularly plays arco.
Pink Reason is always Kevin DeBroux and practically never anyone else.
Oni Ayhun is Olof Dreijer, male half of The Knife.
Several 12” / digital releases appeared without credits and information, but his identity is discovered after a few recent live shows. http://oniayhun.com
1) Kontinuum Icelandic Ambient Metal
Kontinuum started as the brainchild of Birgir Thorgeirsson, a founding and current member of dark metal act Potentiam. The seed of Kontinuum started way back in 2001 when Birgir teamed up with former Potentiam drummer Kristjan Heidarsson to record an EP called Burned and Battered under the band name Pornea. This was an experimental metal project mixing doom with punk and dark atmospheric metal.
Bad Lieutenant is a new group formed in 2007 in Manchester, UK. It is the project of New Order's Bernard Sumner and Phil Cunningham following the departure of Peter Hook from New Order in the Spring of 2007. Jake Evans of Rambo and Leroy is also a member. Other collaborators are New Order's Stephen Morris, drummer Jack Mitchell from Haven and bassist Alex James from Blur. In March 2009, Sumner appeared on the Sky Arts series, Songbook with Cunningham and Evans to discuss his songwriting and also to perform 4 acoustic songs from his career.
Tzolk'in is a collaboration project between the belgium musician Sal-Ocin(Empusae)
and the french project Flint Glass(aka Gwenn Tremorin ). They both wanted to do a conceptual creation inspired by Mayan mythology and the ritual calender Tzolk'in. As their passion and knowledge grew, a ritual, mythical soundtrack emmerged. The music has elements of ambient, industrial, melancholic sadness and of course elaborated rhythms to enhance the
Loren Connors is a talented guitarist who has been recording his unique style of playing for more than a twenty years. During this time he has also recorded under the name Guitar Roberts. Recently Connors has been receiving more recognition, due possibly to his many collaborations with artists such as Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, Thurston Moore, Rafael Toral, Ikue Mori and also No Neck Blues Band/Test member Mathew Heyner on In Twilight. Connors' recorded output is impressive, having somewhere in the vicinity of 30 releases on different labels and on various formats.
There are three bands named Child Abuse. The first was a 1977 LA punk band that later mutated into The Simpletons(posh boy). The second was a NJ hardcore band that released the single 'Bring It,' on Mutha Records in 1983. The third is the last remaining:
CHILD ABUSE bring together playfully wild keyboards, throbbed bass stabs, stuttering piledriver percussion and demonic vocal fits. To make matters more terrifying, CHILD ABUSE embody the musical spirit of a drunken Thelonious Monk in a head-on car wreck with Gorguts.