Now operating in its 20th year, Lungfish is a progressive punk band based in Baltimore, Maryland. Lungfish remains one of the most intense, strange, and dedicated bands in the music world, constantly repeating similar ideas over and over.(Last.fm)
Founded and led by Alexei Tegin, Moscow based Phurpa are a five-man Tibetan monastic choir that takes Tantric rgyud-skad throat singing to the next level: down into the dark world of Russian basso profundo. (Dan Warburton)
Entheogenic is a musical project consisting of Piers Oak-Rhind and Helmut Glavar that crosses musical style boundaries. According to the two members, the music mixes "coloristic electrophonics" with "impressionistic orchestra-like sound". (wiki)
In 1979, Jürgen Müller, a self-taught amateur musician studying oceanic science at the University of Kiel, travelled with a film crew to document a mission testing sea-water toxicity a few kilometres offshore in the North Sea. As ever, necessity was the mother of invention, and the experience proved so memorable that he was impelled to create a soundtrack to the footage and his own recollections using some electronic equipment borrowed from friends and a local school. (last.fm)
Master Musicians of Bukkake are a loose-knit posse of Seattle, United States-based musicians performing collective ceremonial music, far removed from category and pushing well beyond the “Outsider” fashions of those willing to settle for less. (last.fm)
Gangpol Und Mit is Sylvain Quément (Gangpol/sound) and Guilaume Gastagné (Guillaumit/visual), a group paving the road of combined sound and visuals. This French duet is building a universe at the same time cheap and complex, ludic and meaningful, shifting and always unpredictable. (last.fm)
Blackbird Blackbird is an electro psych-pop band from San Francisco. 23-year old producer/multi-intrumentalist Mikey Maramag is a Filipino-American electronic musician who started Blackbird Blackbird after studying Literature and American History at UC Santa Cruz. (Last.fm)
Eric August describes his music as "lots of beats going on with plenty of hidden artifacts buried underneath walls of ambiance, mixed in with a couple druggy day-time dancefloor tracks for good measure".
You'll have to listen to experience that. Seriously, this is some good refreshing electronic music I've come across in a while.
eX-Girl are a beautiful example of information overload. Jagged 3 part vocal harmonies, adventurous arrangements, and songs that hook you like the sucker that you are. Take all of these treats, wrap it in an ultra-bright technicolor live show with surreal homemade costumes, and you've got the sensation of being strapped in on an out-of-control carnival ride that will leave you standing in line waiting for another turn. —Mike Patton
Slagerij Van Kampen are a percussion band from Netherlands. The coloured compositions, written by the founders and leader artists of the band Mies and Willem van Kruijsdijk, are collected in more than 10 albums and performed live by four drummers and one multi-instrumentalist: Gijsbert Zwart, Clara de Mik, Boudine van Slobbe, Johan Boere and Robin van Vliet. [Last.fm]
PIVIXKI’s debut, Gravissima, recorded by U.S. expatriate Casey Rice, sees an amazing melding of sensibilities. Nominally a piano/drums duo, the band expands their sound with percussive flourishes and the addition of organ and electronic keyboards into the mix. [MySpace]
Monograph is a post-rock band consisting Adrian Lee on Guitar, Vox, Bass and Ruben Rios on Drums.
Monograph's music eschews the traditional post-rock idea, focusing rather on low-fi melodies of guitar, soft dreamy vocals and jazzy drumming. Their album cover clearly suggests the type of music and feelings they evoke.
Uitgezonderd is an ambient project of Jeffrey from Belgium. According to Jeffrey "This album is a process of hours and hours of working without sleep. Isolated in a room, with just a laptop, guitar and piano. It can be seen as the melancholy of a bitter old man who will die in a few minutes."
Otto Von Schirach is an IDM and breakcore artist from Miami, Florida of Cuban/German descent. His style is more sporadic and noisy than other artists in the genre, and his visual aesthetic leans on the heavy metal side rather than electronic.