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"Assemblage 23" is a one-man / project, whose sole member is musician Tom Shear, based in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Prior to starting Assemblage 23, Shear experimented with music under the name "Man on a Stage", beginning in the early 1980s. Most of Shear's music at this point was instrumental, as he lacked the confidence to sing; the quality of the music itself was highly questionable by his own admission. Shear eventually began to add vocals… read more

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  • Avatar for somacarcrash
    Agreed with camdeath. Also find myself listening to his older demos a lot more recently.
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    waaaaaaay better than VNV nation.
  • Avatar for DarkRivitHead
    Brilliantly Nice.
  • Avatar for skalberg242
    Failure, Defiance and Storm always makes me nostalgic and brings me back to my life 10 years ago. For a while this was my go-to band when I was down and lonely. Props to Mr Shear.
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    Best adjective to describe this project would be: healing
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  • Avatar for camdeath
    A23 helped me out through a lot of dark times. Cocoon was my anthem for a while. Tom Shear is like a doctor for the soul.
  • Avatar for PuppenVonFreak
    Nice. :)
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    Listen DIGITALLY IMPORTED FM FUTURE SYNTHPOP ! VISIT MY OWN AND PERSONAL TAG ! : [tag]di fm future synthpop[/tag]

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