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Pangaea

There are at least four artists performing under the name Pangaea. 1) 25-year-old Kevin McAuley began making music with a two-track mixer, a keyboard and a tape deck as a schoolboy. Discovering dubstep via the sounds of Mala in the backroom of a Leeds club in 2005, Kevin was inspired to found the city’s first dubstep night, Ruffage, and launched himself into the studio. Pangaea enters 2009 as an established DJ/producer and co-owner of Hessle Audio with fellow stalwarts Ramadanman and Ben UFO.

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Merzbow

Merzbow (メルツバウ) is an experimental music project created in Tokyo in 1979 under the direction of musician Masami Akita (秋田昌美). Since 1979, Akita has formed two record labels and has contributed releases to numerous independent record labels. As well as being a prolific artist, he has also written a number of books and has been the editor of several magazines in Japan. He has written about a variety of subjects, mostly about art, avant-garde music and post-modern culture. His more renowned works have been on the topics of BDSM and fetish culture.

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LA Dispute

La Dispute, formed in 2004, is five close friends from Grand Rapids, Michigan with a firm passion for the concept of music and art as a medium for making new friends. As a result, La Dispute makes (or strives to make) music that is both artistically, technically, and emotionally engaging in hopes of establishing legitimate connections with any and all interested people, while encouraging dialogue between those people and themselves about things in life that truly matter and that truly last. La Dispute also carries a firm passion for the relevance of a live show, both for the bands involved and for the people in attendance, and will go to the grave believing that the environment created when strangers come together despite their differences to celebrate one important thing is invaluable and should not under any circumstances be taken for granted.
Their style combines elements of post-hardcore and screamo in a very experimental way to something that can hardly be put into a single genre.

Releases:
Vancouver(2006),
Untitled 7" (2008)
Here, Hear (2008, released in a mini-disc format)
Here, Hear II (2008, released as a 7")
Here, Hear III (2009, released as a digital dowload)
Searching for a Pulse/the Worth of the World Split with Touché Amoré (2010, released as a 7")
Never Come Undone Split with Koji (2011)

Their first LP,Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair, was released November 11, 2008. The album was recorded at Studiotte in Grand Rapids by Joel and Troy Otte.

In late 2011 they released their second LP called Wildlife which has also been added as an accompaniment to the #224 issue of the german "Visions" music magazine. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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The Ocean

The Ocean is an experimental metal band from Berlin, Germany. Their work combines elements of progressive metal and electronic soundscapes, occasionally incorporating strings to create their aggressive post-metal sound. The band often describes its sound as "ambient soundtrack doomrock". The Ocean was founded in 2000 by guitarist and songwriter Robin Staps. During the following two years, about 40 musicians joined and left the band until a stable line-up was established. July 2002 saw The Ocean play their first concert at Berlin's now defunct semi-legal Eimer Club.

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To the North

We are a band from Brisbane, Australia We have a cd-ep, split 7" and a 12" and have 11 songs to record in the second week of may this year (2010). Influences were much more solid in the beginning and although we are still very much inline with them we now listen to absolutely anything we can get our hands on. Hopefully it will show on the album! Please download anything you want. Landscapes CD-EP: http://www.mediafire.com/?z3m1xlmpywe Ohana Split: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m4n4bp/ To Work and Not Feed:

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Marnie Stern

Marnie Stern is a New York City, USA musician, songwriter and guitarist. She has garnered much acclaim for her technical skill and finger-tapping style of guitar play. Her début album was "In Advance Of The Broken Arm" (Feb 2007, Kill Rock Stars) and the latest is "Demo" (Jan 2011, Dog Daze Tapes). The début was favourably received by critics, especially The New York Times: "The year's most exciting rock 'n' roll album.

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Double Entendre

Sounding like a pack of untamed gypsies singin', pickin', screamin' and skankin' with flailing limbs to a grinding Balkan barbershop-doof-quartet at a drunken barnyard rasta hoedown, Double Entendre's high-energy trademark style of "GypRock" shakes stirs and blends genres of world music, gypsy jazz and roots into their own intoxicatingly dancy original concoction. With unshakable vibe and a strong, healthy pulse, these vagabonds from WA's alternative capital of Fremantle jam-pack a double-bass, drums...

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James Wright

There are several artists called James Wright:
1. James Wright is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet.
2. James Wright is a multi-genre musician from Northern Ireland who used to write music under the alias 'Paranoid'. His music is often in the style of electronic, mostly ambient.
3. James Wright is a British experimental rock musician who had previously worked under the name 'Gâchette'. His music is usually rock-based with elements of ska, reggae, hip-hop and other genres.

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