Bench is at least three groups: 1) Reeling from the toxic fumes emanating from their Brooklyn studio, Anxious Bench became Bench shortly before the turn of the century. On the rare occasion when Bench invaded a professional studio, the brain damaging results were released on the legendary Noiseville label, home also of Skullflower, The Action Swingers, Bootbeast and Unholy Swill.
Karsumpu is a Swiss German singing band from Berne, Switzerland. Their songs contain weird stories and incomprehensible philosophic thoughts. Nevertheless they generate a unique sound using violin and blues harp. Karsumpu are:
Roger Vez (bass) Stefan Fankhauser (lead vox/rhythm guitar) Reto Gasser (keys) Raphael Nussbaum (lead-guitar) Marc Gasser (drums/backing vox)