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Stars of the Lid

Biography

Ambient drone duo Superstars of the Cover was shaped in Austin, TX, by guitarists Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie, the last mentioned also an associate of Windsor for the Derby along with the longtime soundman for Bedhead. Debuting in 1994 with Music for Nitrous Oxide, the duo came back the following season with Gravitational Draw vs. the Desire to have an Aquatic Lifestyle; putting your signature on to Kranky, Superstars of the Cover following resurfaced in 1997 using the epic The Ballasted Orchestra. 1998’s Per Aspera Advertisement Astra, a cooperation with painter Jon McCafferty, preceded the Sub Rosa discharge Avec Laudenum. Tired Noises of Stars from the Cover arrived in 2001, with And Their Refinement from the Decline pursuing in 2007. Both had been double CDs.

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Full Name Stars of the Lid
Music Songs The Artificial Pine Arch Song, A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaning Process, Piano Aquieu, Don't Bother They're Here, Even If You're Never Awake, Sun Drugs, I Will Surround You, Tippy's Demise, Requiem for Dying Mothers, Dopamine Clouds Over Craven Cottage, Dungtitled, December Hunting for Vegetarian Fuckface, Austin Texas Mental Hospital, Part 2, Taphead, Music for Twin Peaks Episode #30, Part I, The Evil That Never Arrived, Requiem for Dying Mothers, Part 1, The Lonely People, Articulate Silences, Part 2, Requiem for Dying Mothers, Part 2, Another Ballad for Heavy Lids, Gasfarming, Articulate Silences, Part 1, The Daughters of Quiet Minds, Humectez la Mouture, The Mouthchew, Mullholland, Ballad of Distances, Part 1, FAC 21, Down 3, Hiberner Toujours, Dust Breeding +
Albums Carte-de-Visite, Stars of the Lid and Their Refinement of the Decline, The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid, Avec Laudenum, Per Aspera Ad Astra, Maneuvering the Nocturnal Hum (E.P.)+, The Ballasted Orchestra, Gravitational Pull vs. the Desire for an Aquatic Life, Music for Nitrous Oxide


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Crash Reel 2013 Documentary performer: "Central Texas", "A Meaningful Moment Through A Meaningless Process" / writer: "Central Texas", "A Meaningful Moment Through A Meaningless Process"
The Island President 2011 Documentary performer: "The Better Angels of Our Nation", "Arch Song", "Jan. 69", "Sun Drugs", "Down II", "Lactate's Moment", "Cantus II: in Memory of Warren Wiltzie" / writer: "The Better Angels of Our Nation", "Arch Song", "Jan. 69", "Sun Drugs", "Down II", "Lactate's Moment", "Cantus II: in Memory of Warren Wiltzie"
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 performer: "The Better Angels of Our Nation"
Independent Lens TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Monogamy 2010 performer: "Austin Texas Mental Hospital Part 3" / writer: "Austin Texas Mental Hospital Part 3"
Hjernevask 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Sebbe 2010 performer: "A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaningless Process"
Waste Land 2010 Documentary performer: "Taphead", "Music for the Twin Peaks Episode" / writer: "Taphead", "Music for the Twin Peaks Episode"
General Orders No. 9 2009 performer: "Broken Harbors", "Tippy's Demise", "Love Song for Cubs" / writer: "Broken Harbors", "Tippy's Demise", "Love Song for Cubs"
Skins 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crooked Lines 2013 Documentary short
In Shopian 2011 Documentary short
99 Threadwaxing 1998 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
General Orders No. 9 2009 composer: additional music

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