Stars of the Lid are a band specializing in drone-based ambient music. They list among their influences minimalist and electronic composers such as Arvo Pärt, Zbigniew Preisner, Gavin Bryars, and Henryk Górecki, as well as Talk Talk (both bands have tracks named "Taphead"), post-rock artists Labradford, and ambient innovator Brian Eno. Their music largely consists of beatless soundscapes, composed of droning, effects-treated guitars along with piano, strings, and horns; volume swells and feedback fill the gap of rhythmic instruments, providing dynamic movement within the songs.
Jonathan Aasgaard is the principal cellist of The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra since 1999.
There are multiple bands with this name. 1.Valentine Romanski, known as “Valentine” (born June 22nd 1988 in Zwenkau, Germany) is a german Singer and Musician. Her songs are mostly selfwritten Ballads where she also supports herself with the Piano. The First Single “Feel So Bad” was very high in the german Charts in 2005. Her Debutalbum “Ocean Full Of Tears” was released some weeks after the Singe. Even Sir Paul McCartney was impressed by her and her talent: “This girl is amazing.” 2.Valentine is an AOR band from USA.
Nick Tyson - acoustic guitar
Paul Baxter - bass
Sebastian Hankins - percussion
Kate Shortt - cello
Ruth Gibson- viola
Charlotte Glasson - violin 'Chamber’ is a new acoustic jazz project by guitarist/composer Nick Tyson which received a Performing Rights Society Foundationfor New Music (PRSF) ‘New Works’ Award, and is commissioned by the influential London based F-IRE Collective. Featuring members of ‘The Leisure Society’, ‘Eyes Shut Tight’, ‘Finzi Quartet’...
Manorexia is an experimental instrumental project of composer J.G. Thirlwell (primarily of Foetus). Manorexia was formed in 2001. As opposed to Thirlwell's other instrumental group, Steroid Maximus, Manorexia features no collaborators and eschews musical structure for a more free-form and spontaneous approach. The results are often described as cinematic and textural. To date all albums have been released on Thirlwell's own Ectopic Ents label. Until recently have been sold only at concerts or via the Official Foetus Website.
Son Lux is Ryan Lott. His debut recording, At War With Walls and Mazes (2008), earned him the title of "Best New Artist" by NPR's All Songs Considered. In 2011 he followed up this release with We Are Rising which Consequence of Sound described as “the dark, operatic middle ground between Owen Pallett and In Rainbows-era Radiohead or Wild Beasts’ fantastic, operatic heights.” In the last 4 years Lott has built an impressive list of collaborators including everyone from indie-rock darlings such as Sufjan Stevens...
The Balanescu Quartet is a London-based avant-garde string quartet founded in 1987 by Romanian-born violinist Alexander Bălănescu. The group achieved fame through the release of Possessed, consisting of complex cover versions of songs by German experimental electronic music band Kraftwerk. The driving force behind the quartet has always been main composer and founder Alexander Balanescu. The quartet are mainly notable for their very distinctive style of music, which encompasses odd time rhythms, sound dissonances and complex arrangements.
Jacco Gardner is a neo-psych/baroque pop multi instrumentalist from The Netherlands. He creates a unique sound by combining the sounds of harpsichord, strings, flutes and other classical instruments with raw psychedelic effects. His music is influenced by artists like Billy Nicholls, Duncan Browne, The Zombies, The Beach Boys, Curt Boettcher, Pink Floyd, Bo Grumpus. Jacco released his debut 7-inch single in february 2012 called 'Clear The Air' with 'A House on the Moon' as its B-side on Action Weekend Records.
The Silver Abduction is a new project from vocalist Allison Brice (The Eighteenth Day of May) and composer / producer / all around pop-svengali Andy Dragazis (Blue States), who first began writing together in 2005, when Andy was producing the EDOM's debut album. Upon completion of Blue States’ fourth release, “First Steps Into…” and the dissolution of the May in 2007, Andy and Allison both found themselves free to devote more time to their collaboration, and returned to his Whitechapel studio for new sessions.
The Cairo Gang is a musical declaration uniting the romanticists with the doomsayers for a round of high fives and hand shakes. The ballad _Mother Earth_ is acoustically organic, delivering the listener an early Neil Young feel with bewitching flutes and bongos. Over the course of recent years, The Cairo Gang has been a lingering passion for Emmett Kelly, a stimulated singer/songwriter with an impressive list of musicians in his rolodex.