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Lilacs & Champagne

As the producing-team behind Grails, Alex Hall and Emil Amos have hybridized and warped various culture’s versions of psych music over the past decade. With their new project they’ve created another umbrella under which to tweak hip-hop, tape-collage and the darkest creases of 70′s film-soundtracks with their lysergic and perverse style of head-music. The project’s name and imagery evoke a strange thrift-store mystery LP you might come across, unsure if you’ve discovered an exotic dub record, a flowery Bacharach AM radio classic or something by an obscure duo of Swedish avant-techno producers.

Read more about Lilacs & Champagne on Last.fm.

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Guy Harries

Singer-songwriter Guy Harries is a modern day troubadour, weaving electronic and acoustic sound into song. Cabaret, urban soundscapes and musical influences from around the world are combined and presented in an intimate atmosphere. Guy performs with flute, voice and electronics in a wide range of unusual collaborations. As well as performing his solo projects, he is a member of the experimental band The POW Ensemble founded by award-winning musician Luc Houtkamp (www.powensemble.nl) and has collaborated with the acclaimed Meira Asher with whom he co-founded the Bodylab Arts Foundation.

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Dntel

Dntel is the solo project of Jimmy Tamborello. Dntel is known for mixing glitch and cut-up electronic techniques with instruments like acoustic guitars, accordions, and symphonic instruments. Dntel is also the project that spawned The Postal Service. He started working as Dntel, pronounced Din-tell, in 1994. A collection of tracks created between 1995-1997 (Early Works For Me If It Works For You) was released on the Phthalo label in 1999, followed by the release of an EP recorded in 1994 (Something Always Goes Wrong) in 2000.

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Anna

There are several artists called Anna:
1) Anna Santos (Spanish/Japanese) of Latin band BON-BON BLANCO, who solos as "Anna"
2) German pop band (written "AnnA")
3) 90's Rock band from Croydon, England
4) Techno Project ("Schneewittchen EP")
5) Swiss rap artist (Debut: "Still Young", 2006, muve/Musikvertrieb)
6) Ukrainian nu-metal band. 1) Anna Santos is the vocalist of Latin band BON-BON BLANCO. She releases her solo work under just "Anna".

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VHS Head

So no one really knows who VHS Head is. And as with these maybe/maybe-not "disguised" artists, half the fun of listening is trying to figure out whose giant green head is floating behind the curtain. We know VHS Head hails from Blackpool, his debut EP Video Club just dropped on the Manchester-based electronic label Skam, and that Club's "Rent Responsibly"-- an Art of Noise-inspired chunk of chop-and-splice funhouse funk-- is ostensibly more engaging than the discussion surrounding the identity of it's creator.

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BLM

Ben Micklewright or BLM has been involved in the Dance music scene since his father first bought him his first set of turntables. At the age of 15, while hooked on UK Garage, he went to work for one of the UKs best independent record shops (Massive Records), which would prove to be a great introduction into the world of house music. After four years at Massive Records Ben made the move to Nottingham to study sound engineering...

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Terre Thaemlitz

Terre Thaemlitz is an award winning multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. His work critically combines themes of identity politics - including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race - with an ongoing critique of the socio-economics of commercial media production. This diversity of themes is matched by Thaemlitz' wide range of production styles, which include electroacoustic computer music, club oriented deep house...

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