1. Voices is an ecclectic psychedelic improvisation free-form art/music/performance project sprouting out of Berkeley/Oakland, CA consisting of the collaborative efforts of Travis Wyche and Alejandro Magana. What started out as a couple of friends getting together to elevate minds and disseminate sounds in a moldy Oakland basement quickly evolved into a solidified ritual for melding and extruding complimentary abstract ideals through sound.
Nicolaas Zwart, Andrew Dorsett, Ben Kapp, and Gordon Baker. http://www.myspace.com/desolationwilderness
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Join them on Facebook. Grabbel and The Final Cut are a shoegaze / noise pop band originally active in the 1990s. They formed in their hometown Lüneburg, Germany in 1989 and consisted of band members Stefan Zachau (guitar, voice), Gernot Dornblüth (bass, voice), Sascha Kotzur (guitar, keyboard) and Christian Grabowski (drums), whose nickname “Grabbel” was an inspiration for the band’s name, obviously.
There are 2 bands with the name Aus: 1) Born in 1983, Aus is the talented Yasuhiko Fukuzono from Tokyo, Japan. Yasuhiko Fukuzono is an experimental video score, ambient breaks and sound artist from Tokyo, Japan. His third LP, "Sonorapid", mixes floating ambient electronics and gentle female vocals with glitch rhythms. He started his journey in the world of music at the age of 4, when his family sent him to attend piano classes.
GB is Glenn Bennie, a driving force behind the Underground Lovers, one of Australia's most innovative bands of the '90s. GB3 refers to the collaborative nature of the album - in the studio at any one time were Glenn, his studio off-sider Tim Prince, and a guest vocalist or musician. The collaborators are a mix of Glenn's musical heroes (including Steve Kilbey and the late-great Grant McLennan) and the hottest new stars in Australian independent music (including Sarah Blasko and Sianna from Love Outside Andromeda).
Le Futur Pompiste, which released one marvelous album in 2004, Your Stories and Your Thoughts, before the vagaries of adult life scattered them far and wide; and Cats On Fire, whose debut long-player, 2007's The Province Complains, captivated all who were lucky enough to hear it (among them the writers at superlative U.K. magazine The Word). It was inevitable that this pair of bands, whose music shares a poise and sophistication rarely heard anywhere, never mind within the modest environs of Finland, would find each other.
There are three artists named Lorna 1) A studio project from England featuring Mark Rolfe, Sharon Cohen-Rolfe, Matt Harrison, Andy Bullock and Paul Skinner. Signed to the US label Words On Music. 2) A female rapper and reggaeton artist from Panama 3) A Konkani language playback singer from Goa, India 1) Lorna was originally formed as a studio project in 1997 by Nottingham, England songwriter Mark Rolfe, gradually expanding over the years to a quartet.
Sea Of Bees is the creation of Sacramento resident vocalist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Julie Ann Bee (Julie Baenziger). One day Julie, or Jules to those closest to her, was singing in Tape Op Magazine publisher John Baccigaluppi's studio "The Hangar", to which John felt immediately compelled to introduce himself.
An EP (Bee Eee Pee) and LP later (both firsts), Jules seems ready to bring her music (the result of much collaboration and dedication) to the limelight.
Dean & Britta is a musical duo consisting of Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, both former members of Luna. Wareham had formed Luna in 1992 after leaving his first band, Galaxie 500. Phillips joined Luna in 2000, replacing bassist Justin Harwood. Their first album started out as a Wareham solo project, but when he heard Phillips' demos, he asked her to join him. After Luna broke up in 2005, Dean & Britta spent the next year working on film scores (most notably Noah Baumbach's movie, The Squid and the Whale), and promoting the documentary film of Luna's farewell tour Tell Me Do You Miss Me.