Label & Artist Profiles
BMH & Jettenbach at Breeze Block Beats, Frome UK (18.03.2023)
New York, USA
so cool to see Frome listed on the Drone Day 2023 list!
Prairie City, Oregon USA
New York, USA
Some AI toad-love from 'gods of synth'/andytuohydesign!
Dalston, London, UK
Boulder, Colorado. USA
Madison, WI, USA
Music label. Leipzig, Germany
Adventurous Music is a non-profit artist collective that has evolved from some different other artist groups around the beginning of the 21st century. By then, these artists had already been organizing audio-visual events in outstanding locations such as monuments, galleries, and museums as well as in clubs, bars, and cafes, and they continue to do so.
Since 2013, Adventurous Music has also created a bi-monthly podcast featuring music by artists and on labels we enjoy.
In 2019, we started our own non-profit micro-label focusing on the release of experimental electronic music. As a format, we exclusively chose limited printed goods (such as cards and books in small editions of < 100) that include visual artwork and a download code for the music.
Netlabel based in Guadalajara México. This netlabel focuses on electroacustic and experimental works.
Concrete, Drone, Experimental-Electronics, Industrial, Granular Music, Noise, Electroacustic, Ambient, Field recordings, Dark Ambient, Glitch, Psychedelic, Microsound, Improvisation, Montage, Soundscape.
A label set up by a former resident DJ at the world's famous Slimelight and having releases/remixes on leading labels such as World Serpent, Ant Zen, Point Source Electronic Arts, Component Recordings and Errorgrid, Ryu Recordings aims to bring you the best in alternative electronic music
Sonic Exploration Network of Southern Africa
A platform for exploratory music and sound art. We seek to cultivate a regional community of practitioners of experimental, improvisational and otherwise avant-garde forms of sonic expression, with a focus on creating a supporting, nurturing environment, as well as increased public exposure, for alternative forms of musical creativity.
VV-VA is a home for elusive, left field, and heady electronic music. What started as a space to share experimental sideprojects and unreleased collaborations within an intimate circle of musicians in Beirut is organically transforming into a fledgling platform that releases peripheral, outcast, and personal pieces or bundles.
Alain Lefebvre aka Alinovsky started to play drums with various Belgian bands early 1976. Until late 1985 he played withTuxedomoon, Anna Domino, Winstong Tong, Blaine L. Reininger, Vini Reilly (The Durutti Column), Anne Clark, Alan Rankine, Antena and Benjamin Lew among others. In 2007 he started his label Off (400+releases). When not working for the label, he tries to take time to record stuff…
Since 1998 I've been musically active with my project xotox in the field of industrial and rhythm and noise.
Apart from xotox, I prefer to release Dark Ambient, IDM and Experimental. As DJ ANDX, I produce mixes of all kinds, but the focus is always on dark ambient and related genres.
I have been messing around with synthesizers since the early ‘80s.
As part of psychedelic tripsters Here & Now, I toured throughout the UK and Europe.
I started doing solo shows in 2019 and have played gigs and festivals throughout the UK.
I also play in ambient dub ensemble Rubber Bus, ambient improv weirdos Somnambulance & Glastonbury based psych-pop band the Anarchetypes.
'Arrived 20 years back, sniffed the air, opened his flight case, closed it again soon after and left just as swiftly.’
Axiome is a Belgian duo, currently split between Belgium and Germany, formed around 1990/1991 by Olivier Moreau and C-drík Fermont aka Kirdec. Axiome perhaps followed a unique path : from their industrial and power noise onset to glitch, breakcore, acid, and as of today, their own interpretation of electro, they keep challenging what they have done in the past.
Black Hair Rolled In Dried Blood
He sits in a small room listening to their conversations and speaking to himself.
They all listen, dying to answer their own questions. He watches his own likeness reflected in the broadcast on the screen and recognises no-one.
Charles Monroe-Kane is a Peabody award-winning journalist with over 23 years of national on-air radio experience. He is also the author of Lithium Jesus: A Memoir of Mania. In addition, he is a recording artist with A.M.P.-RECS - a music label based in Guadalajara México that focuses on electro acoustic and experimental works.
Italian sound artist and music experimentalist currently based in Berlin, Germany.
Limited edition releases via Minimal Resource Manipulation (UK), Here Free Press (US), Falt (FR) and Detriti Records (DE).
Monthly show on CAMP Radio.
Daniel WJ McKenzie
Daniel W J Mackenzie produces work that explores various notions of listening to music and sound, combining composition, improvisation, non-musical sound and field recordings. Despite a broad range of tools and processes, there are consistencies in the nuances with which the work is constructed and presented, and the substantial presence of deep emotion and atmosphere.
The Dark Jazz Project
The Dark Jazz Project is an experimental adventure into the abyss by Musician and Composer Andrew Spackman (SAD MAN, Nimzo- Indian). Here he brings his typically quixotic and mercurial approach, fusing Jazzcore, free improvisation, dark ambience into a melting pot of noise, rhythmic chaos to create a dark and unsettled future. Think Sun Ra meets Vladislav Delay.
Science fiction-inspired dark electronic project from Jonathan Ford is spontaneity personified. For over 20 years, Ford hasbeen manufacturing aural chaos from hardware sound sources, live synthesizers, triggered samples and abused filter banks in real-time. Each Dissociate performance offers a unique exploration, bringing forth instant musical discoveries within this confined aural space.
DJ_Iterate, aka Mystified, aka Thomas Jackson Park from St. Louis, Missouri. 'Multi-genre artist, coder, thinker, imperfect person'. Once known as the band 'Mystified', Thomas Park and his various incarnations focus on organic, enjoyable generative music, whether machine-made, performed live, or both.
New Delhi, India
I don't know when there'll be a next time. You have to continue your own revolution of consciousness, your own sonic andolan, something you have already begun.All the resources thus far lie in the hands of the rich and as such they control the musical and cultural agenda. Before this can happen, there has to be solidarity between conscious peoples, a setting aside of petty ideological differences.
Former resident DJ at the world's famous Slimelight and having releases/remixes on leading labels such as World Serpent, Ant Zen, Point Source Electronic Arts, Component Recordings and Errorgrid, Dragon now launches the inaugural release for Ryu Recordings
Euripides Altintzoglou (EA) is a senior lecturer in Fine Art & Photography at the University of Wolverhampton. He is a practicing artist and theorist, that examines the correlations between being and the emergence of political agency, and the phenomenology of change. His works have been exhibited around the world.
Themis Altintzoglou (Θ) is a sound artist based in Norway. He is well-known for his dark ambient, noise, and drone music, which has been released on different labels such as Industrial Coast, Total Division, Deathbed Tapes, Oxidation, Zoharum, and many more.
Andrew Shackleton produces audio/visual art, under the name FLUX-US, to create immersive experiences which are intended to be transcendent. Always working from the premise that "we come from the darkness into the light" he explores and utilises esoteric, occult and psychedelic themes with both visuals and sound. He has produced work for night clubs, multimedia performances, installations for galleries and a promenadesite specific morality play.
Active since 2001, TiND (thisisnotdesign) is a video art group renowned on the Montreal scene for having developed their own techniques for live audiovisual creation. By hijacking common analog audio equipment such as the distortion pedal, TiND creates singular imagery that visually echoes the original sound material.
Their live performances are laboratories for real-time experimentation: a perfect mix of controlled improvisations with prepared interventions and mastered errors. Francis Theberge is the main character behind TiND.
Francis Theberge is also a long-time member of the artist collectives Global Noise Movement and Adventurous Music. He is also known as Thibörg.
Gnostic Rebellion are an audio/visual Esoteric Electronic duo comprising Andrew Sloan (rhythm and beats) and Andrew Shackleton (melody, texture and visuals) based in Frome, Somerset UK. Hardware synthesisers, sequencers and sample based sound modules are used.
Grave Of The Opal Golum
Jason Stevens and Dave Madden. This output was manipulated and reassembled in December 2020 with the vague themes of Solstice, hibernation, the kitchen sink perspective of Throbbing Gristle, the morphing juggernaut of Bitches Brew, screams from Pharmakon, the dark atmosphere of Lustmord, and the dynamics of Drew McDowell. With this Grave of the Opal Golem was born.
Andrei van Wyk aka Healer Oran is a Johannesburg-based composer, musician and sound artist who has worked in the mediums of dance, film, performance and sound installation. He is currently an MA student in History at Rhodes University focusing on soundscapes, sonic history and dispossession in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
HELA [heːlɑ] v.
: to make free from injury or disease : to make sound or whole
: as a complete entity
F. Iosefka is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and performative sound artist based in Sweden.
Hendekagon/ Signalstoerung/ Audible Masticators
Multidisciplinary artist, micro-label manager, and event organizer. Also known as halo7, Audible Masticators, and Hendekagon. Part of the bands, Interessengemeinschaft Für Industrielle Klangerzeugung and Vaduzer Hand. Co-creator of the Global Noise Movement Noise Floors at Wave Gotik Treffen, the Anakronism series, and Industrialisation. Co-founder of Global Noise Movement and Adventurous Music.
When making music, naming songs and doing the cover artwork, I try to build a story through it all. I never want to just put a release together without making sure that every element is there for a reason. I believe art is in everything around us and every genre of music has something to offer.
(Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu and Fulya Uçanok) is an experimental music duo, featuring cello, piano, everyday objects with electronics. They are both performers, improvisers, composers and artist researchers, exploring contemporary, experimental, and non-conventional musicking practices. Their paths crossed in 2016 at Istanbul. Since then, they have been hooked on sounding together.
DJane and Musician. Co-founder of Adventurous Music and Global Noise Movement. Co-creator of the Global Noise Movement Noise Floors at Wave Gotik Treffen, the Anakronism series, and Industrialisation. Experimental electronica. Plays the flute, guitar, piano, and vocal cords, but never ever plays the same set twice.
John Americus Witt
John Americus Witt (3 February 1809 – 10 December 2010) was an American composer in the Modern Unclassical tradition. Known primarily for his posthumously released four-part symphony, “Cyclothymia”, musical scholars have long surmised that there are any number of works yet to be discovered. Any attempts to uncover said lost work have thus far been unsuccessful, though it is rumored that a trunk of ancient manuscripts, Reel-to-Reel tapes, DAT’s, and a few burned CD’s were recently acquired by a private collector. One can only hope that these make their way into the public forum, if only to shed some light on this largely mysterious figure.
John Wiggins is best known as an Emmy winning film and television sound designer, working for HBO and his own production company, Wonderland Sound. Wiggins is a master of the techniques of musique concrete, his experimental work often consists of painstakingly arranged synthetic and natural sounds that create extraordinary "living" audio environments. In 2017 Wiggins was one of the distinguished winners of "PRESQUE RIEN" Luc Ferrari Prize.
Cape Town, South Africa
helo is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa creating solo sound works under the title "kasa" since 2003. Creating sound and trying to capture it has always been a raw, DIY experience out of necessity due to the lack of resources and no formal training. influenced by punk, shoe gaze, atmospheric drone, noise, folk, doom, drone, metal, hip-hop, broken things & orchestra.
Visual Artist from the UK, expressing through multiple genres - UK Jungle to Experimental Textured IDM - from Post-Rock Shoegaze to Sludge Doom Metal. Sharing what I create along the way.
What happens if you put an entire table full of effects, controller, mixer, synthesizers, tiny noise machines and groove boxes between a bass and a guitar? Then certainly KiEw from Lüneburg will enter the stage and light a firework of danceable sound between dadaistic electro-punk, rhythm’n’noise and breakbeat loaded industrial-techno.
the [law-rah] collective
expect the unexpected, and even then you're way off ...
the [law-rah] collective is a (mostly) utrecht-based collective of artists working with words, sounds, rhythm, structure, chaos and anything we can get our hands on.
in the field of electronic music active since 2001, but the first seeds were planted in 1993.
"i wonder what the future holds"
- the sky's gone out, bauhaus
The Lifted Index
The Lifted Index is an ambient electronic project from Daniel DeWitt. Based outside of Atlanta, Daniel creates music with synthesizers, voice, and electric guitar. Emphasizing texture and emotion, The Lifted Index conjures sonic worlds within songs.