Bohren & der Club of Gore are a noir jazz band founded in 1992 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany by Thorsten Benning (drums), Morten Gass (keys), Reiner Henseleit (guitar), and Robin Rodenberg (upright / double bass). They play a crossover of jazz and ambient, which they self described as an "unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down tuned Autopsy sounds". Over the years they have continously reduced and compressed their music to extremes.
1) French Emo Band
« Draft translates urgency, the need for catharsis through music » Take it or leave it ! After putting out their first MCD « Stockholm Syndrome » (Overcome distribution) they played lots of gigs with Shai hulud, Since By Man, Nostromo, Burn Hollywood Burn, Amanda Woodward, Tang Draft are now working on their first album. Their music takes place between furious rockn roll and tense emocore influenced by eNVy, Refused, Neurosis, Botch
2) Hungarian Trance Band
Matt Laws and Stuart Matheson are the writers in this unique project. Growing up with Tron, Hackers and the explosion in computing – both were destined to use the technology that surrounded them to create the stunning musical soundscapes. Through the creative use of software applications fused with various pieces of hardware they have been able to streamline the musical process into a sublime and emotional play for the listener to enjoy.
Hexvessel is a psychedelic folk-rock band that was founded by Englishman Mat "Kvohst" McNerney, vocalist for blackmetal bands Dødheimsgard and Code. He moved to Finland in 2009 and was joined by a coven of musicians from Tampere that feature members of Galacticka and Dark Buddha Rising. Fusing late 1960s and early 1970s English folk and psychedelia with a love for Finnish nature, pagan mysticism, folklore and the occult, they play a witches brew of acoustic balladry and heavy tripped-out atmospherics. Interior-world-music for secret ceremonies and forest rituals.
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) When DJ and producer Stu Allan turned up at Media Records saying 'I've got an idea for a record' few could have foreseen that the idea would be the start of the career of one of the most successful pop-dance groups in the 90's -Clock. Why 'Clock'? When asked about the name Stu laughs 'Why not? You remember the name don't you?! That's the only reason - it could be anything really!' That first Clock single Holding On featured Media diva Ann-Marie Smith on vocals (as well as one of the following singles Whoomph There It Is...
Frank Martin (15 September 1890 – 21 November 1974) was a Swiss composer, who lived a large part of his life in the Netherlands. He was born in Geneva, the tenth and last child of Charles Martin, a pastor. Before he started school, he was already playing the piano and improvising. At nine, he was composing complete, fully formed songs, without having had any instruction in song forms or harmony. A performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion which he heard at the age of twelve left upon him an ineradicable impression, and Bach became his true master.
The Safe Harbour, the rapidly emerging alternative rock quintet from the South of England, has been building their reputation as the “next big thing” amongst their ever expanding online fan-base. With energetic live shows and the undeniable charisma of their front woman, Erin Strange, they are captivating an increasingly rapid following. Their debut EP ‘Say it with Conviction’ is now available through all major online outlets across the world.
An easy-listening trip-hopster similar in style and intent to his countrymen Air and Dimitri from Paris, Kid Loco has an even stronger kinship with the long tradition of French pop characterized by Serge Gainsbourg. Otherwise known as Jean-Yves Prieur, he began playing the guitar at the age of 13 and played in several French punk groups during the early '80s. He moved on to production as well by the end of the decade, and moved on to reggae and hip-hop with a band named Mega Reefer Scratch.