Plankton Wat is the solo sound world of Dewey Mahood, founding guitarist of Eternal Tapestry. Playing modern guitar soli inspired by the tradition of Fahey and Basho, and contemporary players Richard Bishop and Makoto Kawabata. Beginning as a home recording project in 2001, Mahood has slowly built a collection of highly personal music that has filtered out into the underground via tape labels such as Stunned, Digitalis, and Sloow.
United Bible Studies is an experimental and improvisational folk band from Ireland. There are a few core members, and a host of incidental contributors on both the live performances and regular albums. United Bible Studies is part of the Deserted Village music collective.
Aero Fragment was a slumbering dream, waiting for it's time to come out in the mind of a young woman.. While searching for her identity, her dreams, her story and her hopes and fears she found her true path was with her.. all along. Aero is a way of life and it contains memories, thoughts, stories and music which are ready to enter the world. Many of the compositions are dreamy, emotional and full of little secrets. It's a very personal project with laughter and tears, jokes and dialogues.. It contains all, wether in words or not.
1. John McGrath (b.1984) is a Dublin-born guitarist, based in Liverpool. He composes music incorporating contemporary solo fingerstyle, ambient drones, improvisation, and textural loops. A member of Magic Youth Club, Specific Ocean, and Echoland, John has also recently performed with Rhys Chatham, the aPAtT Orchestra, and Dustin Wong.
Joker’s Daughter is a project featuring vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Helena Costas. This fresh folk-pop excursion reveals new facets of the renowned artist and producer Danger Mouse, who collaborates with Costas throughout. Born in London but Greek Cypriot by origin, Helena Costas studied violin from ages 7 to 13, then taught herself guitar and keyboards. As she became an adult, her mission came into focus. She wrote songs relentlessly, learned the art of production, and gained confidence as a performer as she played gigs around London.
Ewert and The Two Dragons is a folk rock / indie band from Tallinn, Estonia. Their debut album “The Hills Behind The Hills” was released in autumn 2009 and since then they have taken the Baltics by storm. Some critics have titled them as “the crown jewel of Estonian music”, Finnish music magazine Rumba was stunned by their performance at the biggest Baltic music festival Positivus in 2010, calling them “the best band at the entire fest”.
The simple combination of Baldwin's bass and singing is pure, direct, and timeless. Today, when most of the so-called musical innovators simply offer contemporary takes on already proven and accepted movements in music (neo-psychedelia, nth-wave garage bands...) Portsmouth, New Hampshire's Nat Baldwin is a true original. Baldwin is an upright bass player and a singer, but he takes both of those things to their limit, and has perfected a sound that he can call entirely his own.
Avey Tare (born David Portner on April 24th, 1979) is a musician and founding member of Animal Collective. Avey Tare met Animal Collective's Deakin (Josh Dibb), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), and Geologist (Brian Weitz) in high school. For years, the four of them swapped homemade recordings, shared musical ideas and performed in different group configurations. Avey Tare recorded the Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished album with Panda Bear, and initially released the recording on the band's own Animal label in 2000.
Brown Bird is an American acoustic band. Pulling from the influences of the blues, outlaw country, roots rock, early American folk, Gypsy and Eastern European music, Brown Bird offers harmonized voices, haunting lyrics and diverse rhythm and instrumentation, which surges in waves that often swell into high-spirited, foot-stomping madness. Brown Bird began in 2003, and has since toured extensively, including a European stint supporting RI-based band The Low Anthem. The band went through several line-up changes before settling on it's current form as a duo:
Freak folk experimental artist. Masaki Batoh (????) is the founding member, singer, and guitarist of the Japanese psychedelic super group Ghost.