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Flamingods

A genre-defying tribal pop/experimental worldbeat clothing with origins in both Britain and Bahrain, Flamingods’ dizzying mixture of traditional African and Middle Eastern music, psych-folk, and prog falls someplace among the Avalanches, Konono Nº1, Animal Collective, and Goat. Shaped in Bahrain this year 2010 by Kamal Rasool, Sam Rowe, Charles Prest, …

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Matchess

Chicago-based musician Whitney Johnson had been active in rings such as for example Verma and E+ when she began focusing on single project Matchess in 2012. Using pre-recorded cassette tapes, body organ drones, delay-heavy vocals, and periodic passages of severe sound summoned out of her viola, Johnson crafted a textural, …

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D/P/I

Beneath the moniker D/P/I, Los Angeles-based musician Alex Gray reconfigured components of hip-hop, dance music, and pop culture detritus into glitchy, brain-scrambling audio collages. His function was often made up of fragmentary examples of music and field recordings, manipulated and randomized through several oscillators, filter systems, granular procedures, and results. …

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SQÜRL

SQÜRL may be the new name for film movie director/guitarist Jim Jarmusch’s trio Poor Rabbit, who have released the Limitations of Control EP soundtrack to his film from the same name. Poor Rabbit was shaped in ’09 2009 when Jarmusch and Carter Logan recruited program musician and engineer Shane Stoneback. …

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Vision Fortune

Years after conference as boys in a Belgian boarding college, the three music artists who constitute genre-shifting drone-rock action Vision Fortune met up as adults in London. Using several guitars and consumer electronics, brothers Austin and Alex Peru became a member of with drummer Andreas Cuatroquesos around 2011 to build …

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Life Coach

Post-rock supergroup Lifestyle Trainer began in 2012, developing from a somewhat convoluted back-story. A manufacturer, a multi-instrumentalist, and among the founding associates of early post-rock legends Trans Am, Phil Manley documented a solo record under his very own name in 2011 and entitled it Life Mentor. The record was composed …

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M. Geddes Gengras

Los Angeles-based experimental musician and synthesizer aficionado M. Geddes Gengras continues to be involved with several projects which range from psych-folk and sound rock and roll to dub reggae and cosmic ambient drone. Together with his sibling Cyrus Gengras, he created the ethereal folk duo Classic Brothers round the middle-2000s, …

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Eternal Tapestry

Psych-rocking space travelers Eternal Tapestry hail from Portland, Oregon, and were founded by Nick Bindeman (Jackie-O Motherfucker) and Dewey Mahood (Plankton Wat), who came together musically around their joint worship from the music of Neu! and guitarist Sonny Sharrock. These were became a member of in 2006 by Nick’s sibling …

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Bitchin Bajas

Bitchin Bajas began this year 2010 like a single side task for Cooper Crain, guitarist of Chicago Krautrock revivalists Cave. The first noises of Bitchin Bajas had been similarly psychedelic but decidedly much less intense than Crain’s main band, deciding on even more textural exploration than rhythmic power. The task …

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Barn Owl

San Francisco-based drone duo Barn Owl follow in the footsteps of provocative avant-gardists Alice Coltrane and Keiji Haino, while building within the doom metallic foundation planted by Dark Sabbath. Guitarists Jon Porras and Evan Caminiti began playing music collectively soon after conference within an American Indian technology class at SAN …

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