Space-psych-horror, lo-fi aggressive electronics with weird field recordings but also a spacey melodic sweet sound that came up from this maelström. Everything done with a guitar, broken mixer, open mic and some effects. Dracula Lewis is one of the best hidden deep dark secrets from Europe, he spent long time traveling all over the world and is now releasing a split LP with Ducktails.
Bee Mask is the abstract and drone music project of the Cleveland, Ohio, United States native Chris Benedetto Madak. Its established in 2004. Using oscillators built into glass jars, synthesizers, guitar, processing and other methods of electronic experimentation, he brings next level white light sounds similar to, "that of Phill Niblock and Tony Conrad aspects of Ash Ra Tempel." http://bee-mask.tumblr.com
Robedoor is the duo of Alex: slime, knives and distortion, and Notnotfun label head honcho Britt on fire, howls and cloaks... Hmmm... but what does all that mean, sonically? Well, precisely what you might imagine. A blackened drone drenched world of slime and knives and fire, dense clouds of distorted howls, a thick cloak of fuzz and buzz wrapped around the proceedings like a thick, well, cloak! Actually this is a lot prettier than you might imagine. That is, if your idea of pretty includes tons of low end and a world of slow motion doomdrone.
There are at least two artists called Chapels: 1. Chapels are a melodic post-hardcore/screamo band from London, UK, formed in early 2011. They released their first demo in June 2011, containing three tracks, a live album in May 2012 and are currently in the process of writing a full release, "Admittance" to be released Summer 2012. Ollie Doe - Vocals
Keenan Burgess - Guitars
Tom Barrie - Bass
Jack Adams - Drums
Since 2006, UK artist Richard Skelton has been releasing small run documentations of his own musical explorations through his Sustain Release label. These recordings are always exquisitely packaged, in materials and imagery that really invoke the feel of the recordings locked away on the discs.
Place and space play a big factor in Skelton’s creative process, transporting the listener to the environment in which the music was originally recorded.
Metal Rouge is a duo unit, originally formed in New Zealand between Andrew Scott and Helga Fassonaki, now residing in the sea between--concerned primarily with pure thoughtless formless now and its expression through sound.
Ov marks the first duo recording collaboration between longtime collaborators and partners Christine Boepple (Whysp, Softwar, The Franciscan Hobbies, The Skygreen Leopards Skyband, Kyrgyz, etc) and Jewelled Antler's Loren Chasse (Of, Thuja, The Child Readers, The Franciscan Hobbies, Softwar, The Blithe Sons, Coelacanth, etc), both of San Francisco. Building off of Chasse’s recent solo recordings as Of, the duo’s Ov project features loop-based compositions that incorporate strummed strings and otherworldly sounds.
Psychic Ills is a group that became active in NYC sometime during 2003. Their sound has included a combination of rock experimentation, drones, electronic textures, and various ethnic influences. Their live shows have varied widely and have been known to have an improvised performance art element as well. The current line up consists of Elizabeth Hart, Brian Tamborello, and Tres Warren. Their 2nd album "Mirror Eye", is set to be released on January 20th of 2009 on The Social Registry label.
Jack Rose (R.I.P.)
Patrick Best Psychedelic noise/drone/folk band from Richmond, Virginia. They play dense, large-scale pieces of music that radiate inner warmth. They are influenced by Indian raga, the American primitivism of John Fahey, minimalism, and noise music.
A ) Axolotl is the project of Karl Bauer. Based in Brooklyn and San Francisco, the band has been active since 2002, and has included William Sabiston (Bulbs) on percussion, among many other collaborators. Karl uses violin, vocal, and other instrumental music often by using electronic processing
http://www.myspace.com/axolotl B) Axolotl’s Abrasive (1981) Ettiene's Brunet project with Jacques Oger on tenor and baritone saxophone, and Marc Dufourd.