The Amber Sleep is the songwriting outlet of Graham Jones (also of The Exploits of Elaine and the good anna), and a band formed in 2008 and currently consisting of 9 other musicians: Natalie Guest, Tom Denning, Lauren Smith, Stuart Robinson, Nicolar Bell, Alex Nicklin, Michael Waters, Tom Bush and Julian Cole. The group makes melancholic folk pop with dense orchestration, featuring a quintet of strings and woodwind amongst the more familiar guitar band setup, and sounding comparable to artists such as Efterklang, Sufjan Stevens, Antony and the Johnsons and Sigur Ros.
... is a black metal band, started in 2007 as international project, the group in now located in Parma, Italy, with only Italian members.
Since their formation, they have released a demo, a full-length and two split albums. Discography
2007 - Suffering Existence (demo)
2009 - Somebody Save Me (full-length)
2011 - Cold Journey Through Madness (split with Dead and Vidharr)
2012 - The Path Toward Forgetfulness (split with Shyy) Members
Lateliis - vocals, lyrics
Gabriel - clean vocals, lyrics
Deaf Center are collaborators Erik Skodvin (AKA Svarte Greiner, Xhale, Solitaire Albread) and Otto Totland (AKA Supine, Nest), operating out of Norway since 2003. Old classmates, they finally decided to write music together and ended up creating the Neon City EP, soon followed by the full length album, Pale Ravine. http://www.deafcenter.net
This Is Your Captain Speaking are a post-rock instrumental group from Victoria, Australia. The debut album from 'This Is Your Captain Speaking' Storyboard was released independently in Australia in May 2005. Clocking in at just under 66 minutes, the album's seven tracks were recorded live in a primary school library. The first pressing of Storyboard has sold out, but the album is being re-issued on UK label Resonant.
Nick Lane: guitar, mandolin
Since 2006, UK artist Richard Skelton has been releasing small run documentations of his own musical explorations through his Sustain Release label. These recordings are always exquisitely packaged, in materials and imagery that really invoke the feel of the recordings locked away on the discs.
Place and space play a big factor in Skelton’s creative process, transporting the listener to the environment in which the music was originally recorded.
"We're 6 dudes playing music that we dig. DOOM, grind, crust, STONER, hardcore, punk. We dig it. We play it. Narrow minded, $$$ driven, elite scene fucks can die. We've played with bands such as Pisschrist, 731, Cut Sick, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace, Fattura Della Morte, Pack (Switzerland), Regulations (Sweden), Born/Dead (USA), Kyklooppien Sukupuuto (Finland) and The Wrong Men (New Zealand). - Taken from their myspace. http://www.myspace.com/spacebong
Hunz is a three-piece electronic pop band, spearheaded by Brisbane-based electronic musician and producer, Hans Van Vliet. With a background in music programming and motion design, Hans pulls his notes out of a binary soup of ones and zeroes, hand-crafting synth patches and beats from scratch. The result is a mix of pulsating, glitchy electronics and ethereal vocals that hint at the sinister, but succumb to the pleasure of pop hooks instead.
A Century of Trees is Andrew Forknell's sonic imagination.
Fuzzed up playful and sometimes mischeavious electronica.
1) The band is based in Kungsbacka, south of Gothenburg, Sweden. It was formerly known as Northern Shadow, but the name was changed to Nightshade in January 1996. After some serious line-up changes (in fact, the only remaining member is vocalist Daniel Kvist), the first official demo, ‘The Benighted’, was recorded in ART Studio June 1997. A couple of bassplayers later the preparation of the second demo resulted in recruiting a keyboard player.