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Monolake was formed in 1995 as the duo of Gerhard Behles and Robert Henke, although on later albums the group consisted of Henke alone, with Behles focusing his time on running the Ableton software company. Their sound can generally be described as minimal techno filled with nice touch of fine tech dub, although the 1999 Gobi. The Desert EP, which contains a single 37-minute atmospheric piece, is a notable exception. Monolake first released an album and several 12"s on Berlin's Chain Reaction label, then on Monolake/Imbalance Computer Music, which is operated by Robert Henke.

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There are at least 3 bands/artists with the name Sancho: 1) Sancho are an upbeat concoction with dark, playful lyrics. Sonically adventurous, ambiguous but direct, messy yet accessible. The sound has been compared to Dexy's Midnight Runners, Roxy Music, Serge Gainsbough, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Pulp, Orange Juice, Scott Walker, Stereolab and Beefheart. Sancho combine 50s doo-wap with early 80s pure pop...

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La Roux

Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats, for the show is about to begin. ‘The red haired one’ will now start making electro-pop mean something again. Elly Jackson is 20 years old, she has a short ginger bob, freckles, a nose that makes your heart turn to a puddle, but more importantly a way with melodies that makes everything else around you completely vanish. The Brixtonite’s experiencing all the things girls of that age tend to; heartbreak, frustration, wonderment, invincibility and fragility.

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Son Lux

Son Lux is Ryan Lott. His debut recording, At War With Walls and Mazes (2008), earned him the title of "Best New Artist" by NPR's All Songs Considered. In 2011 he followed up this release with We Are Rising which Consequence of Sound described as “the dark, operatic middle ground between Owen Pallett and In Rainbows-era Radiohead or Wild Beasts’ fantastic, operatic heights.” In the last 4 years Lott has built an impressive list of collaborators including everyone from indie-rock darlings such as Sufjan Stevens...

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Brus is the one man project of Andreas Wallgren. He began writing and performing songs on keyboard and drum machine at the age of 7, and released and sold demo tapes in local stores in 1991 when being 11. Later on Brus was featured on Joy Electric's label Plastiq Musiq, and from there things started to happen. At the moment Brus has released a CD ("Rest of man"), an EP ("Slow emotions") and participated on 8 indie- and electronic compilation Cd's.

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