Space-psych-horror, lo-fi aggressive electronics with weird field recordings but also a spacey melodic sweet sound that came up from this maelström. Everything done with a guitar, broken mixer, open mic and some effects. Dracula Lewis is one of the best hidden deep dark secrets from Europe, he spent long time traveling all over the world and is now releasing a split LP with Ducktails.
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
Blank Realm is a rock band out of Brisbane. They “create a levitating atmosphere built on improvisations that focus sharp into excellent, tuneful songs (Brian Turner – WFMU)”. The band is composed of 3 siblings and a spiritual brother who share a love fine dining, and even finer selections from their well-stocked humidor.
"the most exciting performer I have seen in the last three years
Bee Mask is the abstract and drone music project of the Cleveland, Ohio, United States native Chris Benedetto Madak. Its established in 2004. Using oscillators built into glass jars, synthesizers, guitar, processing and other methods of electronic experimentation, he brings next level white light sounds similar to, "that of Phill Niblock and Tony Conrad aspects of Ash Ra Tempel." http://bee-mask.tumblr.com
1) Pharmakon is the power electronics / death industrial project of Margaret Chardiet, which has been operating out of The Red Light District in New York City since 2007. Thus far, Pharmakon has released a self-titled EP out on Bloodlust! in 2008 and the full-length Abandon on Sacred Bones Records in 2013. Chardiet is also a member of the project Throat. 2) Pharmakon is a two-piece black metal band from Melbourne, Australia formed in 2010. Demo will be available on cassette tape and digital download. http://www.myspace.com/pharmakonblackmetal
A producer most famous for his release "Pulse X" in 2002 which is considered one of the first 8-bar tracks. He was heavily involved in the movement in the early 2000s which came to be known as grime. Used to be part of the grime crew Musical Mob. Not to be confused with dubstep ambassador and Rinse FM legend DJ Youngsta.
American guitarist Eric Arn and his Primordial Undermind have mined the deepest regions of avant-rock for two decades, producing everything from distorted psychedelic freakouts, through free instrumental music, to pure drones and abstraction. Since moving from Austin, Texas to Vienna, Austria in 2005, Eric frequently performs solo, in duos with Cam Deas, Stefan Kushima (Cruise Family), and Wouter Jaspers (Franz Fyodor), as well as in Tempel Solaire, the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra, and Marco Eneidi's NENUVI Orchestra.
One-man project Forest Swords is based in Wirral/Liverpool, UK. Forest Swords' music reflects the sprawling Wirral landscape of river, coastland and woodland while echoing nearby city Liverpool's enviable pop history. Foggy grooves rub shoulders with simple, skeletal R'n'B/hip hop influenced beats and snippets of striking, bewitching melody. It has been described as 'psychedelic dub' and 'slow burning drone-step with soul'.