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Mike Patton

Michael Allan Patton (born January 27, 1968, in Eureka, California) is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and video game voice actor, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Faith No More from 1988 to 1998, which recently reunited in 2009 and will be touring Europe this summer. He has also handled lead vocals and composed music for Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Lovage, Fantômas, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Moonchild Trio and Peeping Tom.

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John Maus

John Maus (born February 23, 1980) is an American composer and political philosophy and theory instructor at the University of Hawaiiʻi at Mānoa. He has released three studio albums and numerous demos. He has performed with Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Holy Shit and other bands such as Panda Bear.

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Zach Hill

Zach Hill is a musician residing in Sacramento, California. He performs/has performed in numerous Pacific Coast based groups, including Hella, Holy Smokes, Nervous Cop, and a diverse other range of groups including Team Sleep (featuring Chino Moreno of Deftones), Goon Moon, and The Ladies (a duo consisting of Zach on drums and Rob Crow of Pinback on guitar). Zach is completely self taught, having started drumming around 1995. Zach is an endorser of Tama drums, Paiste cymbals, and Pro-mark drum sticks.

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Thomas Adès

Thomas Adès (born in London, 1 March 1971) is a British composer, pianist and conductor. Adès studied piano with Paul Berkowitz and later composition with Robert Saxton at Guildhall School,London. He graduated in 1992 from King's College, Cambridge after studying with Alexander Goehr and Robin Holloway. His degree was classified as "double starred first", indicating outstanding academic distinction. He was made Britten Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, and in 2004 was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Essex.

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Blues Control

Blues Control is Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse - a keyboard, guitar, and tape music duo. After two years of making new age music as <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Watersports" class="bbcode_artist">Watersports</a>, Russ and Lea played their first Blues Control show in 2006. They have since toured in North America, the UK, Japan, and Europe; playing galleries, living rooms, museums, discos, and DIY venues. They've opened for <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Animal+Collective" class="bbcode_artist">Animal Collective</a>, <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Cluster" class="bbcode_artist">Cluster</a>, and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Henry+Flynt" class="bbcode_artist">Henry Flynt</a>; written and performed an alternate soundtrack to Lewis Klahr's Five O'Clock Worlds; played for third...

Anthony Pateras

Anthony Pateras (b.1979) is a multidisciplinary musician living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Solo, he appears on piano or analogue electronics, and composes written works for ensembles, orchestras and soloists. His main bands are Pateras/Baxter/Brown freeform acoustic noise-jazz, an electro-acoustic duo with Robin Fox, the free-grind project PIVIXKI (with Max Kohane) and noise sculptors POLETOPRA (with Marco Fusinato).

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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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The Dead C

The Dead C are a New Zealand based trio made up of members Bruce Russell, Michael Morley and Robbie Yeats. Most often, Russell plays electric guitar, Morley sings and plays electric guitar, or laptop in more recent years, and Yeats plays drums. Formed in Dunedin in 1986, the group is known for its noisy guitar soundscapes and improvisational take on rock music. They became known internationally through their releases on the Philadelphia record label Siltbreeze, especially for the 1992 album Harsh 70s Reality.

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