Julia Shammas Holter is a classically-trained keytarist from Echo Park. After infiltrating Human Ear Music headquarters dressed as an intern, she wrote and recorded her own release on the label. Her music is witty, surreal and optimistic. She plays without sarcasm in the terrains that divide sentimentality, passion, and control. Her songs are written instinctively, and treated with an off-kilter fastidiousness, working orchestral variety from minimal instrumentation.
UK duo Spaceheads have released 7 albums on such labels as Merge, BiP_HOp, Pandemonium Rdz. Andy Diagram (trumpet) and Richard Harrison (drums), take their unique sound, based on live trumpet loops, drums and electronics, to greater sonic extremes.
Lazy grooves and thick harmonised trumpet chords; sleazy deep beat brass and crushed up metallic drumbeats. Spaceheads mix the raw emotional sound of breath with the banging of wood on skin, and push it through the blips, crackle and distortion of pixelated electronic noise.
Colin Owens is a musician, film composer and artist living in Boston, USA. He has also lived and written music in London, Uk and Turin, Italy. He has written music for many of Todd Verow's films and has worked with up and rising film directors and producers. He occasionally plays shows and has played in local bands, but is most comfortable behind the keyboard in the studio. He plays and writes music regularly with his father and has had the oppostunity to play with some fabulous players like Grammy award winning flautist Frank Wharton...
Wil Bolton is an artist working predominantly with sound. His work combines electronic tones with digitally processed acoustic sounds including field recordings and musical instruments. He has exhibited in a number of exhibitions, including A Thing About Machines, Coventry (2009), Trading As
There are at least 4 bands known as Loomer: 1.A shoegaze outfit from Brazil that was formed in august 2008 (http://www.myspace.com/loomerband)
2. The Toronto, Canada alt/country band formed in 1999
3. The Brisbane, Australia indie/shoegaze band that was formed in 2008.
4. US, San Francisco shoegaze band Loomer (http://www.myspace.com/loomersf) with album World Tipped Blue 1998 (Evil Eye Records) Current Members: Lynda Mandolyn, Hugh Caley, Serge Vladimiroff
The band are Stefano Fell (guitar, vocal), Liege Milk (bass, vocal), Richard La Rosa (guitar) and Guilherme F. (drums).
There is more than one artist using the name HipGnosis: 1. HipGnosis is a US electronic music producer, Eric Young. With several releases under his belt, he creates psychedelic music similar in style to artists such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Burial, Harmonic 313, Machine Drum, and others. Owing to both a sample-based and synthesis-based creation method, HipGnosis achieves a balance between organic sounds and processed digitalia, remaining ever smooth in the process.
There have been multiple artsts with this name: 1) A solo project from Saint Petersburg, Russia
2) A new-wave pop band from Jūrmala, Latvia, existing around the very early 1990s
1) Parks is solo project of composer and musician from Saint Petersburg, Russia Igor Bystrov. Igor was born at Krasnodar, Russia in 1964. He learned in musical school, then in Sochi Musical College and Rostov Conservatory on Estrada class. At the moment Igor is living at Saint Petersburg.
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.
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:
Nelson Bragg is a member of Brian Wilson’s band, as well as The Quarter After, The Now People, The Mockers and Cloud Eleven. His percussion and vocal work appear on the legendary Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE album. Bragg released his debut solo CD Day Into Night in December 2006.