Borbetomagus are a free improvisation group.
Borbetomagus formed in 1979 when saxophone players Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich collaborated with electric guitarist Don Miller; bass guitarist Adam Nodelman was briefly a member. Their music has been described as "a huge, overpowering, take-no-prisoners mass of sound." One extended technique they use is called "bells together" where Sauter and Dietrich physically place the openings of their saxophones against each other.
Borbetomagus are a free improvisation group.
German composer Marcus Schmickler first came to prominence as a member of POL, the project formed by Carsten Schulz (C-Schulz) that released Transomuba (1994), that mixes field recordings, world and techno music, and Baby I Will Make You Sweat (1995), the (vastly inferior) soundtrack to a movie. Schmickler then recorded Wabi Sabi (1996), an avantgarde work of computer-generated drones that updated Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music to the digital age. Onea Gako (Odd Size, 1994) was credited to Marcus Schmickler, and it was co-arranged and produced by C-Schulz.
Uniquetunes are 8-piece instrumental band from Russia. They fairly rapidly became appear on a level with the high professional standards and won the recognition of public and critics. They also have positive reactions from Clutchy Hopkins (USA) & Jaga Jazzist (Norway). There followed many shows in Russia. They shared the stage with Red Snapper (UK), Russian Circles (USA), DJ Krush (Japan), Bonobo (UK), DJ Vadim (UK), Amon Tobin (Canada) and many others. Critics and the audience compare band with Sonic Youth, Enter Shikari, Jaga Jazzist and even Pink Floyd live’s.
The Legendary Pink Dots are a Netherlands-based rock band formed in August 1980 in the UK who, although distinctly underground, have been musically influential over the years. The band name was derived from pink dots of nail varnish on the piano in their squat, where founding members Edward and April lived. The band has as its focal point vocalist Edward Ka-Spel, who is, along with Phil "The Silverman" Knight, one of the original remaining members of the band. In the mid eighties the band resettled in the Netherlands, where they still reside today.
Zs was formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 2000. Zs makes music that is variously categorized as no-wave, post-jazz, brutal-chamber, brutal-prog, and post minimalist. Zs' music is angular, repetitive, and either very loud or very soft. While Zs has gone through several incarnations ranging from trios to sextets, the group is now solidifying into the quartet formation of Sam Hillmer (tenor saxophone), Ben Greenberg (electric guitar), Amnon Freidlin (electric guitar), and Ian Antonio (drum set). Zs is often recognized for its dual function as chamber ensemble and rock band.
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.
Nits, formerly The Nits (and sometimes labeled as such today in some releases), are a dutch art rock group, founded in 1974 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Their musical style has varied considerably over the years, as has their line-up with the core of Henk Hofstede (the group's lead singer and lyricist), Rob Kloet, drummer, Robert Jan Stips (Supersister, Gruppo Sportivo, Golden Earring), keyboards.
The year is 2013...
The Old Continent is on the brink of total collapse. After two pyrrhic victories the Fifth French Republic groans under the yoke of Berlin at long last, making once proud France the 17th state of Germany. To secure some hope for a sixth French Republic, the French music label Season of Mist has shown remarkable vigour and artistic courage to forge an alliance with the only triple-A rated band in Europe: The Monolith Deathcult (TMDC).
Vinko Globokar(born July 7,1934)is a Slovenian composer and trombonist.
He was born in Anderny,France.
Between 1947 and 1955 he lived in Yugoslavia where he played jazz trombone.
He returned to France to study at the Paris Conservatoire (trombone 1955-1959 with Lafosse)and then he studied composition with Luciano Berio in Berlin(1965)before working with Karlheinz Stockhausen at the time of the recording of Aus den Sieben Tagen.