Artist Profile – Mike Patton

Born: January 27, 1968 Bands: Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Hemophiliac, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom, Lovage, Kaada / Patton,  Maldoror, General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners, House Of Discipline There's a reason why Mike Patton is often referred to as "Luciano Pavarotti of rock world", since the range of his vocal work is enormous - from…

Artist Profile – Cindytalk

Of Ghosts And Buildings - Archive of Cindytalk-related material MySpace Page Cindytalk is a project centered around Scottish performer Gordon Sharp, who, throughout years, was assisted by numerous other musicians. Musically, he explores the territory between jarring noise, abstract electronics and textural/moody ambience and his work brings to mind anyone from Birthday Party to Big…

Artist Profile – Animal Collective

The Animal Collective surprises with every turn. They combine an unlikely orchestra of sounds and their songs amble across structures instead of repeating them. After composing a short melody, they break it and walk away. Eight-minute songs might never hit a noticeable groove, but instead cloud the seas with drones and hollers. Along the way,…

Artist Profile – Om

Official Site MySpace Page These guys have Syd Barrett's sense of efficacy -- slow, slower, slowest -- clear Sisyphean trudges toward some unholy and unseen peak that ends pretty much in the same place they began. - All Music Guide When stoner/doom giants Sleep broke up, a couple of other bands formed in their place…

A-Z of Skin Graft Records – Dazzling Killmen

MySpace Page Although they recieved plenty of glowing reviews and good press, St. Louis-based Dazzling Killmen didn't get a lot of commercial success, which owed something to the sheer abrasivness of their sound.  Musically, They combined disjointed/discordant noise/hardcore rhythms with  Sun Ra/jazz arrangements (its also worthy to note that few band members were studying jazz…