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Alex Wilson

There are two artists with this name. 1. Alex Wilson is a Blues guitarist who picked up the guitar at five years old and never put it down. Immersed in the Milwaukee blues scene, Alex was surrounded, and influenced by such local luminaries as Stokes, Lee Gates, Jim Liban and Milwaukee Slim. Alex formed his own garage band at thirteen. By seventeen he began to dig deep into the blues, learning the songs and styles of masters such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Magic Sam.

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Preslav Literary School

Preslav Literary School (Adam Thomas) makes live tape collages using sounds drawn from an ever-growing archive of self-generated or discovered outsider noise, found sound and spoken word cassettes. A process of transference, overdubbing and live manipulation reworks these source materials into compelling, ambient broadcasts. Adam has released three albums, numerous live CDrs and played at venues and festivals throughout Europe. More information at preslavliteraryschool.co.uk.

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Denman Maroney

The music of "hyperpianist" Denman Maroney is inspired by natural sounds and the music of John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Henry Cowell, Duke Ellington, Charles Ives, Scott Joplin, Olivier Messiaen, Thelonius Monk, Conlon Nancarrow and Karheinz Stockhausen among others. Maroney plays what he calls “hyperpiano ,” which involves bowing and sliding the strings with copper bars, steel cylinders, Tibetan prayer bowls, rubber blocks and CD cases and gives him a unique sonic vocabulary.

Read more about Denman Maroney on Last.fm.

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Aimua Eghobamien

As you explore Aimua Eghobamien’s personal background his musical style begins to fall in place. With a dad who listened to a world of music from British Pop to Highlife and Calypso; a mum who sang him Ẹdo lullabies; and siblings who were interested in all things American—Motown, Soul, US Pop and R&B charts—his musical tastes developed without limitations. Living at various points on three continents, he has experienced at firsthand Nigerian drums and folk, European Pop and American R&B.

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The Soul Rebels

(From their website) Imagine blending the sounds of Mardi Gras funk, soft rock, and reggae so seemingly it defies category. Now shrink that idea into a seven-piece ensemble, add a hip hop sensibility plus a hundred years of New Orleans jazz tradition, and you get the Louisiana sound known as the Soul Rebels. This shrewd crew of college trained multi-instrumentalists are forcing listeners to "Let Your Mind Be Free" as they "Work It Out" on the dance floor. Their music is utterly uplifting and hardcore, leaving fans with a myriad of intrinsic sounds and songs to enjoy.

Read more about The Soul Rebels on Last.fm.

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Greg Packer

From Gregs Myspace: Greg began Dj-ing in 1989 at the age of 17 shortly after emigrating to Perth Western Australia from Northampton England, he had been a heavy collector of vinyl since 1982 and since he already had a collection of 1000+ he decided it was time to purchase some decks and get seriously into dj-ing. The music Greg was collecting in the 80's was mainly hip hop, electro, soul & funk and a bit of reggae/dub, when he began mixing it was strictly hip hop until late 1990 when Greg was taken to a club in Perth called Limbo's and heard a Dj 'Dave Jackson' spin some early house...

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Matt Dibble

Matt Dibble is a composer, performer and producer. He has written a number of pieces including Break Up Suite, Scottish Suite, Four Pieces for Piano and Piano Sonata as well as his self-produced solo albums For Everyone, Self-Portrait, Dream Of The Sun, Love From The Blue and the EP Sarah. Matt is in the group DOLLYman, for which he has written No Reason, Scherzo and the 234567 Suite as well as a number of other pieces. He is also a member of Ricochet and Cabaret Fou.

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David Behrman

David Behrman (born Salzburg, Austria, August 16, 1937) is a US composer and the producer of Columbia Records' Music of Our Time series. He was also a founding member of the Sonic Arts Union. He toured with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and has worked with Ben Neill. He was a part of Robert Ashley's Music with Roots in the Aether interview series. He is known as a minimalist composer. His music has often involved interactions between live performers and computers, usually with the computer generating sounds triggered by some aspect of the live performance...

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Aranis

Aranis is a Flemish quintet, playing music across the borders of classical, folk and (post)rock. They have released four full albums: Aranis (2005), Aranis (2007), Songs From Mirage (2009) and RoqueForte (2010). Depending on the project Aranis is working on, they call upon guest musicians to complete the sound. Aranis:
Liesbeth Lambrecht: violin
Marjolein Cools: accordion
Stijn Denys: guitar
Jana Arns: transverse flute
Joris Vanvinckenroye: contrabass & composition

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Schneeweiss Und Rosenrot

The newcomer band Schneeweiss und Rosenrot gives a fascinating insight into the lively work of four young jazz musicians who expand conventional borders by moving between jazz, pop and avant-garde. The international band, whose members come from Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and Luxemburg, has been around for four years, the result of the fortunate encounter of four experienced instrumentalists.

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