Health & Efficiency

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Their music traverses an encyclopaedia of influences; psych, folk, no wave noise and electronic perhaps being some of the more predominant. They utilise banjo, two basses, two guitars, synths, samplers and more effects and loop pedals than it’s reasonable for one band to need.
http://healthandefficiency.net

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Peter Broderick

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“Painfully young and unnervingly talented” American multi instrumentalist Peter Broderick explores minimalism and instrumentalism with tinges of folk.  In mid 2007, Peter was invited by some of his heroes, the Danish ensemble Efterklang, to move to Copenhagen and join their live band. And so he dropped his entire life in Portland and moved across the world. Since then, he has also released a series of solo albums including ‘Docile’, a mini album of piano music and an album of string compositions.

http://www.myspace.com/peterbroderick

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Khyam Allami & Master Musicians of Bukkake present: Bosphorean

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Master Musicians of Bukkake and Khyam Allami are excited and pleased to bring to the stage a very special collaboration debuting at this year’s Supersonic Festival, Bosphorean. Taking its name from the Bosphorus Straight that divides East and West, Europe and Asia, Bosphorean is steeped in exploring the musical schisms and mythology of the divide. Bosphorean will encompass the psyched out bliss and sonic spectacle of Master Musicians of Bukkake with the sublime Oud playing of Iraqi musician Khyam Allami. Expect forays into Turkish influenced fuzz rock, Desert motorik pulsations and the subtlety of Eastern tinged psyche folk. Khyam’s Oud teamed with the 7 piece out rock unit of Master Musicians of Bukkake. This will be a very special performance that should not be missed! This performance will feature original music composed by both elements of the collaboration and one original piece composed for the group by Seattle Composer and Persian vocalist Jessika Kenney.

http://www.myspace.com/khyamallami
http://www.myspace.com/mastermusiciansofbukkake

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Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides

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Flautist Kelly Jones performance veers seamlessly from Anthony Braxton styled free playing to a haunted elongated droning style akin to Isnaj Dui. Pascal Nichols, the percussive element of the duo, splatters sporadically in a fractured rainfall, faintly disrupting proceedings to begin with, then forcefully propelling the musical structure into steadier rhythms. This primitive structure is forced in amplified rackets via free jazz techniques and improvisation.
www.myspace.com/partwildhorsesmaneonbothsides

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Dosh

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Multi instrumentalist Martin Dosh creates layered and looped electronic based sounds that would be described as ambient if it weren’t so joyous and danceable. In 2003 Anticon proudly released Dosh’s virtuoso debut, Dosh, a loop-building collage of shimmering organ, atypical drumming grounded in groove, field recordings and spontaneous performance. Dosh continues to impress with his phenomenal live performances involving extensive percussion including the mandatory pots and pans

www.myspace.com/doshanticon
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James Blackshaw

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“He’s a virtuoso of the 12 string guitar, but he’s anything but showy. He lays out patterns and shapes that subtly shift over time and lead you to a deeply satisfying mental state. Recently, driving around with the car stereo blasting his music I found myself inexplicably weeping. Why??? The music’s not sad, or even mournful really. It’s just exquisite in an ineffable way, and taps into a place, a dream place, or a pre-thought place, which each of us might recognize was always there inside of us and is suddenly revealed. Like coming home after a painful journey, I suppose…”
Michael Gira/Young God Records

http://www.myspace.com/jamesblackshaw

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Lichens

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Spontaneous improvisational composition by form and function is the basis for Lichens. Injecting evolution and natural process into the art form is key. Reflection of internalized experience illuminates symbiosis, serendipity and syncronicity ultimately opening the door. Mistakeisms prevail, time only tells and future past is the next window.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is Lichens. Through collaboration Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe has worked withWhite/Light, Cloudland Canyon, Michael Zerang, Joshua Micah Abrams, Alan Licht, Hisham Bharoocha, Rose Lazar, Bird Show(Ben Vida), Doug Aitken, Butchy Fuego, Lee Ranaldo, Twilight, Lucky Dragons, David Scott Stone, Rob Barber (High Places), Patrick Smith, Koen Holtkamp (Mountains), Jonas Asher (Grasslung), Ian Wadley, Rhys Chatham and Om.

http://www.lichensarealive.com/

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Voice Of The Seven Thunders

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Following his acclaimed “Voice Of The Seven Woods” debut for Twisted Nerve (2007), Rick Tomlinson’s new Voice Of The Seven Thunders album has been released in March 2010 to critical wonderment. His new four-piece touring band features Keith Wood (Hush Arbors, Sunburned, Current 93), Chris Walmsley (Broadcast, Kelpe) and Tom Relleen (The Oscillation). Their Supersonic Festival appearance will closely follow the Autumn release of ‘The Blue Comet Mixes’ on limited 12″ vinyl – four cuts from the ‘Voice of the Seven Thunders’ LP re-navigated by Andrew Liles of Nurse With Wound.
http://www.myspace.com/voiceofthesevenwoods

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