**k (pronounced 2 star K) was founded in 2005 by London/Paris native Mark Wagner during his time living in various Brooklyn warehouse spaces. Entirely recorded on 'real' or analog instruments, **k incorporates diverse and sometimes opposite influences in hazy electronic-psychedelic songs reminiscent of the early forays of Silver Apples, or the austere soul of the Jesus & Mary Chain. **k's first demo quickly gained the attention of Warp records in NYC.
Steve Beresford (born 1950) is a British musician. He has played a variety of instruments, including piano, trumpet, euphonium, bass guitar and a wide variety of toy instruments, such as the toy piano. He has also played a wide range of music. He is probably best known for free improvisation, but has also written music for film and television and has been involved with a number of pop music groups.
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.
Gary Fisher Is a Manchester based sound and visual artist who works within a continuous process of experimentation and enquiry focussed around investigatory or instinctive responses to sounds, objects, words and images. The work explores amplification of surfaces, textures and objects, combining found materials and reappropriating found objects and technologies for use as instruments or noise-makers.
Experimental Noise from Edinburgh, Scotland. Members:
CHAQUE JOUR NOTES: no instruments were used in the making of these tracks, the sounds used were from a shower, eating breakfast (eggs on toast), catching a train (pakenham line), working (rosebud projection room), watching tv (channel surfing), sex (in paris), and sleeping (snoring) free download at http://paulheslin.bandcamp.com/
Luca Nasciuti is a London based composer trained in electroacoustic composition, classical music, visual and performing arts. His work spans from installation, to video and performance art, focusing on the legacy between acoustic and electroacoustic sound, and the interplay of sonic and visual practices within site-specific contexts.
Rotkäppchen is a German/English two-piece based in London, consisting of band members Annie O and Ian B. They play live electronic music combining laptop, synths and several technical devices with live drums (played by Anne – thus they could be described as something like the ‘Nu White Stripes’). Their sets are non-stop danceable bassy electro, consisting of their own songs as well as remixed mash-ups of popular samples - thus they're a mixture of live band and live DJs.
TOE are an improvised noise/industrial trio from Ipswich, UK on Amnion Records (www.amnionrecords.tk). Unusual within the noise genre, the band use live drums to accompany ritualistic vocal chanting and live electronics in order to create dark, dreamlike atmospheres designed to challenge notions of acceptable music practice as much as to attempt to create consciousness expanding musical atmospheres. TOE are focused exclusively on sound and the experience of sound within a given moment, nothing else.
Kevin Drumm is an experimental musician based in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Emerging from the city's improvised music scene, in the 1990s he became one the world's pre-eminent prepared guitar players. Years active from 1991. Drumm's work expanded to include electroacoustic compositions and live electronic music made with laptop computers and analog modular synthesizers. He has collaborated with many artists working in similar fields, including Japanese guitarist Taku Sugimoto, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jim O'Rourke...