experimental

Yeasayer

Yeasayer (pronounced "yaysayer") is a band based in Brooklyn, New York. The band was formed in 2006 and consists of three core members, Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, and Anand Wilder. They first came to attention after appearing at the SXSW festival in early 2007. Their debut album All Hour Cymbals was released in October 2007. Yeasayer described their music as "middle eastern-psych-snap-gospel". Live performances often include psychedelic visuals.

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Chad Valley

Chad Valley – the alias of Hugo Manuel – is part of the same Oxford collective, Blessing Force, that Fixers belong to, and there is a similar feeling of 60s music being given a shimmery modern electronic makeover. But maybe because there's just one of him he is able to give the project greater focus; there is no dilution, or sense of boxes being ticked, with Chad Valley – it's just one idea, gloriously stretched out over four tracks on his sublime self-titled debut EP; one long wave of luxuriant sound after another.

WU LYF

WU LYF (pronounced "Woo Life", stands for "World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation") are a band from Manchester, England that originally became known for creating a mystery about themselves by declining requests for interviews and not releasing much information to the press. The band describes their music as "heavy pop". Members:
ellery james roberts — Vocals, Organ
Thomas David Francis McClung— Vocals, Bass, Guitar
Evans Kati — Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica

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The Vegetable Orchestra

The Vegetable Orchestra (called Das erste Wiener gemüseorchester on the first album) was founded in 1998. It consists of 11 musicians, a sound engineer and a video artist. Based in Vienna, the Vegetable Orchestra plays concerts in Europe and Asia. From time to time workshops are given - on how to manufacture an instrument or on musical topics. There are no musical boundaries for the Vegetable Orchestra.

Closure In Moscow

Closure In Moscow is a progressive rock band based in Australia. The band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 2006, comprising of lead vocalist Chris De Cinque, drummer Beau McKee, guitarist and backup vocalist Manny Zennelli, guitarist Michael Barrett, and bassist Bradley Kimber. Only 18 months after first forming, they signed to Taperjean Records and released their debut EP (self-proclaimed 'albumette') on April 19, 2008, titled The Penance and the Patience, off which two music videos were released.

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Jónsi

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Jón Þór Birgisson, aka Jónsi, is the guitarist and vocalist for the Icelandic band Sigur Rós. He is universally known for his soft inimitable falsetto voice. He has also released an album as one half of Jónsi & Alex with his boyfriend Alex Somers, formerly of the band Parachutes. Jónsi's solo album, Go, was released on April 6th 2010. In his solo venture Jónsi departs from the ethereal, dreamy landscapes present in Sigur Rós' music and instead concentrates on shorter, more instant 'portrait' tunes.

Race Horses

Race Horses, (formerly known as Radio Luxembourg) are a Welsh psychedelic pop group who formed in Aberystwyth, Wales in 2005. The band consists of Meilyr Jones (formerly of the band Mozz), who is the lead singer and songwriter and also plays bass guitar, Dylan "Huggies" Hughes plays synths and guitar, Gwion Llewelyn plays the drums, and Alun "Gaff" Gaffey (who also plays with the punk skiffle band Pwsi Meri Mew) plays guitar.

Robert Glasper Experiment

“Real music is crash protected,” state the liner notes of Black Radio, a future landmark album by the Robert Glasper Experiment that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip-hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag. Like an aircraft’s black box for which the album is titled, Black Radio holds the truth and is indestructible.

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DEAD LETTER OPENER

Formed in early 2005 in Brisbane, Australia. DEAD LETTER OPENER met whilst they were studying music and technology at a Brisbane University, and initially formed the group to complete a recording project imperative to two of the members studies. The potential of becoming a full-time was realised almost immediately and DLO set out to finalise their debut EP and secure national distribution for it. Managing to record and produce the entire EP as a band with help from a friend from University, who is now their full-time live sound engineer...

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