There are actually 4 bands named RAYNE 1) RAYNE is a psychedelic rock band from New Orleans who recorded one eponymous record in 1979. Discovered in the late 1980s, their music is a mix of rural hardrock and mellow folkrock with Neil Young (especially the electric side on "Rust Never Sleeps") and angry cajun-mood Creedence as possible references. Great lyrics about booze, mass murder and underdog Americana attitudes with a solid consistency all through. 2) RAYNE is a hard rock band from Żarów (Poland) founded in 2007 ( http://rayne.pl/ )
"...not hippies but striving for that late night monster psych jive... Heavy telepathetic improvisations, dipped in a hazy psychedelic mayhem, from lulling numbness to fierce noise outbreaks."
The Knife is an electronic duo from Stockholm, Sweden formed in 1999. The band consists of siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson (formerly of Honey is Cool, now Fever Ray) and Olof Dreijer - who also run their own record company, Rabid Records. The group rarely makes public appearances, most of their promotional photos feature the members wearing masks, and formerly refused to perform live concerts. However the group has showed themselves in public wearing masks formed as bird's beaks, similar to those used by medieval doctors.
Sleepmakeswaves are an instrumental rock band from Sydney, Australia. Drawing influences mainly from but not limited to post-rock, the young quartet mix driving metallic bombast with textured electronics to create a sonic space where delicate melodies and thunderous climaxes peacefully co-exist. Since their formation in late 2006, sleepmakeswaves have rapidly established themselves as a promising and unique voice in their field.
http://www.facebook.com/scalethesummitband Scale the Summit is an American progressive metal band based out of Houston, Texas. It formed in 2004 and signed to Prosthetic Records. The band draws influences from other progressive acts such as Cynic and Dream Theater. However, unlike most other progressive metal bands, they have no vocalist and play solely instrumental music. In 2004, Guitarists Chris Letchford and Travis Levrier moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute where they met drummer Pat Skeffington.
Bohren & der Club of Gore are a noir jazz band founded in 1992 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany by Thorsten Benning (drums), Morten Gass (keys), Reiner Henseleit (guitar), and Robin Rodenberg (upright / double bass). They play a crossover of jazz and ambient, which they self described as an "unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down tuned Autopsy sounds". Over the years they have continously reduced and compressed their music to extremes.
Kim Doo Soo (???) is a modern Korean folk musician, who was only famous in deep underground scene. But in recent years, his 4th. album "Free Spirit" gained high expectation, and became more & more famous. His vocal & music style are very unique.
For over four years, Birmingham band ‘Miccoli’ has toured the US and the UK honing a sound that has been compared to the likes of Snow Patrol and Coldplay. Made up of twin brothers, Adriano and Alessandro, along with their sister, Francesca, they have gigged in the Viper Rooms and every other key rock venue across America. Having worked with legendary producers, they have hung out with Motley Crue, written songs, had an altercation with Paris Hilton in a toilet, been cautioned by the highway patrol, written more songs and learnt a great deal about producing their own music.
Faiz Ali Faiz (born 1962 in Sharaqpur, Pakistan) is one of the main singers of qawwali, a devotional musical expression of the Sufis, a mystical offshoot of Islam. Faiz Ali Faiz comes from a family of qawwals from seven generations in Pakistan. He started his professional career in 1978, at age 16, creating at the same time his own qawwali ensemble. Though Faiz is from Lahore, he practices the doaba style from eastern Pakistan. He stated in recent interviews he has been influenced by Sham-Chaurasi, a famous Khayal singing school where Ustad Salamat Ali Khan belongs to.
sporadicly active as "joey chainsaw" since late 2004/early 2005. "joey chainsaw" began sonic venturing around 1999 exploring sound, noise etc . "joey chainsaw" is not necessarily the name of said act, just a nick name that became so to save confusion with reference to "that guy with the shit keyboards and guitars" .. generally the album titles have more relevance in terms of act's name (butthole surfers style) as the "j.c." tag is generally missing from them. joey likes walks along the beach, drinking hot chocolate whilst watching sex and the city, and candle lit take away parties