Ben Butler & Mouse Pad is Joe Gay vs You/Germlin's new project. Anyone exposed to the furious shake & pop of pixelated DIY dance fury from either act should expect excellence. Excellence as in a cloud of pink TV static spreading over psychedelic gradient skies outside the window of your commuter train, analogical lighting bolts blasting in a rainbow coloured Sabbath which burns into the circuitry of your brain like the soundtrack of an old coin-op beat-em-up designed by a crazed cabal of progressive wizards and bearded Sci-Fi
There are twelve different artists under this name: 1. Catharsis was an anarchist hardcore punk band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, releasing their albums through the CrimethInc. collective. Their singer, Brian, was editor of the political hardcore punk fanzine Inside Front and later went on with other ex-members of Catharsis to form the band Requiem. 2. Catharsis was a French art band who released albums during the 1970's. Their first album, "Masq" (1971), was a mixture of formless chanting, hypnotic melodies, prominent percussion, Arabic styles, and experimental songcraft.
Panda Bear is the moniker of Noah Lennox, a founding member of Animal Collective who is also a member of Jane. Lennox grew up in the Roland Park section of Baltimore, Maryland. As a child, he played sports, studied piano and cello. He later sang tenor in his high school chamber choir. After graduation, he attended Boston University but dropped out in 2000 and moved to New York to dedicate his efforts towards music. His first solo release was the self titled Panda Bear in 1999, which was released under Soccer Star Records, a label founded by fellow Animal Collective member Deakin.
The White Russian is the home recording project of Ben Barrett (Life of Birds / Feyodor / Joed Out). http://soundcloud.com/thewhiterussian
Luca "Nano" Cavina - Bass Guitar
Enrico Gabrielli - Organs and Horns
Massimo Martellotta - Electric and Lapsteel Guitar
Fabio Rondanini - Drums and Percussions
Tommaso Colliva - Sounds and Research official website: http://www.calibro35.com/
Researches begun years ago, diggin’ dusty vinyl crates for obscure samples. The discovery of Italian '60s and '70s soundtracks was a crucial point; from that moment on nothing sounded as good and interesting as electrifying tracks from exploitation movies.
Twelve Foot Ninja are an alternative metal band from Melbourne, Victoria. They formed in 2007. Melbourne Australia based Twelve Foot Ninja are independent and self-funded. Their music and lyrics are inspired by a story (written by guitarist Stevic) of a ninja's mission to restore balance in a world headed toward self-inflicted catastrophe. Sound familiar? Twelve Foot Ninja describe themselves as a hybrid of genres - metal, dub, yacht rock, funk and world music.
Teebs (aka Mtendere Mandowa) has been in the right place at the right time. The avid skater met esteemed workaholic producers Flying Lotus and Samiyam at a 2007 Red Bull Music Academy function in Orange County and later became immersed in Los Angeles's weekly future-bass hot spot the Low End Theory, witnessing the Gaslamp Killer, Daedelus, Kutmah, and others tear it up on the regular. An Achilles-tendon injury forced Teebs to take a year off from skating, which allowed him to focus on his music.
Ian Nagoski has released four solo recordings of slow electronic music:
Warm, Coursing Blood (Colorful Clouds for Acoustics, 1999)
Violets for Your Furs (Edition ..., 2002)
Effortless Battle (Recorded, 2003)
Kerflooey (Eshe, 2007)
Three of these are available for free download here. Nagoski has also contributed to recordings by Jack Rose, Magali Babin, Azusa Plane, Six Organs of Admittance, Joe McPhee, the Lum and Abner of Morocco, Tom Carter, Pelt and others.