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Glenn Branca - 43% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1948, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. This avant garde composer and musician emerged from New York’s no-wave movement of the 70s, where he had been a member of the influential Theoretical Girls and the Static. Although several contemporaries experimented with punk and deconstructed jazz, this artist advanced symphonies for guitar, wherein specially developed instruments Read more

Supersilent - 42% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Supersilent apparently never rehearse as a group, do not discuss music with each other, and meet only to play concerts together or to record, only partly as a consequence of the climate and topography of their home country, Norway. Although the members’ names do not appear on their releases, Supersilent are Helge Sten (producer/sound artist), Ståle Storløkken Read more

Julianna Barwick - 37% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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Lightning Bolt - 37% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Following in the footsteps of noise terrorists such as Melt Banana, the Boredoms, and the Dillinger Escape Plan, it is quite impressive that the all-encompassing racket that this US band creates is performed by only two people. Originally formed in 1995, Lightning Bolt comprises Brian Chippendale (drums/vocals) and Brian Gibson (bass), although early on, singer Hisham Bharoocha Read more

James Holden - 36% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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7 June 1979, Exeter, Devon, England. Holden learned several instruments as a child, his father teaching him the piano and violin. An intelligent scholar, he excelled in his studies, ultimately winning a place at Oxford University to study mathematics. It was around that time when he got into trance music played by DJs such as Sasha and Paul Oakenfold. By his late teens, Hold Read more

Steve Reich - 33% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Classical Electronic & Ambient Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Michael Reich, 3 October 1936, New York City, USA. Reich studied philosophy at Cornell University and composition at Juilliard School of Music and, moving to California, at Mills College with avant garde composers Luciano Berio and Darius Milhaud. He supported himself while at college by working as a drummer, but declined to follow an academic career and became a tax Read more

John Zorn - 32% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1953, New York City, New York, USA. Zorn trained in classical composition, initial inspirations being the American composer-inventors Charles Ives, John Cage and Harry Partch. He developed an interest in jazz when he attended a concert given by trumpeter Jacques Coursil, who was teaching him French at the time. His later jazz idols have included Anthony Braxton, Read more

Liars - 30% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The original line-up of this cutting-edge US alt rock band was drawn from various locales. Singer Angus Andrew is from Melbourne, Australia, guitarist Aaron Hemphill from Los Angeles, while bass player Pat Nature aka Pat Noecker and drummer Rob Albertson both hailed from Nebraska. Forming in late 2000, the quartet began playing around New York shortly after the dawn of the new Read more

Matmos - 30% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Recognising a shared obsession with texture and rhythm, Drew Daniel and MC Martin Schmidt began recording together in 1995 after a honeymoon period of art-noise cassette swapping. Sound sources on the San Francisco, USA-based duo’s Matmos included a ‘$5 electric guitar’, ‘amplified hair, breathing, bowls of water’ and ‘bass sounds sampled from the Read more

Oren Ambarchi - 29% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1969, Sydney, Australia. Ambarchi is an electronic guitarist and percussionist who creates music that rejects conventional instrumental approaches. It is perhaps telling that Ambarchi is the co-organiser of an Australian experimental music festival, What Is Music? He also teaches improvisation at the University of Western Sydney. Ambarchi initially played drums in a group na Read more

Moondog - 28% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Children's Music Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Louis Thomas Hardin, 26 May 1916, Marysville, Kansas, USA, d. 8 September 1999, Münster, Germany. This idiosyncratic composer lost his sight at the age of 16 following an accident with a dynamite cap. He was introduced to classical music at the Iowa School for the Blind, studying violin, viola and piano. Hardin moved to New York in 1943, attending rehearsals of the New Read more

Terry Riley - 28% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Classical Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 June 1935, Colfax, California, USA. A former ragtime pianist on San Francisco’s Barbary Coast, Riley forged an exceptional, avant garde minimalist style which pioneered the use of tape loops and a delay/feedback system. Having studied with fellow radical La Monte Young, he completed his revolutionary piece, ‘In C’, in 1964. Here, Riley’s piano part, th Read more

James Blackshaw - 27% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Folk Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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London-born musician James Blackshaw demonstrated a prodigious talent on the 12-string guitar at a very young age. Though he was only 22 at the time of the release of his debut, CELESTE, critics were already comparing him to acoustic guitar icons like John Fahey and particularly that other noted 12-string master, Robbie Basho. Though Blackshaw’s deft fingerpicking and eeri Read more

Boredoms - 26% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Yamatsuka, Japan, the Boredoms have borrowed liberally from the US hardcore punk tradition to forge their own climatic rock music. The band was formed in the spring of 1986 by Yamatsuka Eye (vocals), Tabata Mara (guitar), Hosoi (bass) and Taketani (drums), although the rhythm section was rapidly changed to Yoshikawa Toyohito (drums) and Hira (bass). Further line-up cha Read more

Albert Ayler - 25% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1936, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 25 November 1970, New York City, New York, USA. In common with many of the radical figures of the 60s avant garde, tenor and alto saxophonist Ayler paid his dues in R&B bands. He started his musical education on alto, and played in the church attended by his family. At the age of 10 he began studying at the local academy of music, c Read more


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