Freak folk experimental artist. Masaki Batoh (????) is the founding member, singer, and guitarist of the Japanese psychedelic super group Ghost.
Excepter is an improvised-electronic performance group devoted to the destruction of boundaries between the psychic friends network and reality television. They formed in Brooklyn, New York in 2002.
James Murray is a composer, music producer and multi-instrumentalist. His productions combine delicate sound design and manipulated acoustic recordings, and tend towards a low-tempo, reflective aesthetic. The critically acclaimed debut Where Edges Meet was released on Ultimae Records in 2008 and forms the centre-piece of a small, considered catalogue released internationally over a seven year period.
There are 7 bands under the name of SATORI: 1) UK based industrial / power electronics act. 2) USA based act providing a fresh mix of reggae, bluebeat, rocksteady and ska. 3) Shaman / ethno haos orchestra from Moldova. 4) HC/Death band from Vy
There apparently are at least five bands/artists who use the name Soulshine. Greg and Rhonda Baker form the group SoulShine and released their self-titled album in the Spring of 2008. SoulShine performs new music in the style of a funky-soulful 70's horn band. More info at http://soulshinelive.com or on MySpace http://www.myspace.com/soulshinelive38 A Google search for the songs listed in Last.
Ensemble Economique is a drone / psychedelic project of Brian Pyle (Starving Weirdos, RV Paintings) started in 2008 in Manila, California, United States. The eight pieces on the debut album, released on October 2008, At the Foot of Nameless Roads range from extended tonal drift-scapes to brief exercises in dissonance, each approaching the field of drone from a different angle. Clearly Pyle is no part-timer and his varied, often very challenging music takes in a broad range of influences. http://www.myspace.com/ensembleeconomique
Irukandji can refer to four bands: 1. Irukandji is a Melodic Death Metal band from Ford City, PA. Their official band page is https://www.facebook.com/irukandjiofficial 2. Irukandji is a female fronted progressive metal/hard rock band from Norwich, England formed in 2007 under the name Strength of Presence, (initially as a semi-acoustic trio of two guitars and lead female vocals). In 2008 they recruited a drummer and a bassist and changed their name to Irukandji, to reflect the harsher more aggressive nature of their music.
Blank Realm is a rock band out of Brisbane. They “create a levitating atmosphere built on improvisations that focus sharp into excellent, tuneful songs (Brian Turner – WFMU)”. The band is composed of 3 siblings and a spiritual brother who share a love fine dining, and even finer selections from their well-stocked humidor.
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.