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Cyclobe (1999–present) are a music duo formed by Stephen Thrower and Ossian Brown. They make hallucinatory electronic soundscapes by mixing sampled and heavily synthesized sounds with acoustic arrangements for a variety of instruments including hurdy gurdy, border pipes, duduk and clarinet. Their approach draws upon diverse forms, including acousmatic, drone music, sound collage, folk and progressive rock.

Thrower and Brown met in the early 1990s through their mutual association with Coil. Thrower joined Coil for their first album in 1984, he left in 1993 (having worked on the albums Scatology, Horse Rotorvator and Love’s Secret Domain) and went on to form the experimental trio Identical, with Gavin Mitchell and Orlando. All three members of Identical worked as The Amal Gamal Ensemble, alongside other musicians including David Knight and Karl Blake of The Shock Headed Peters. Thrower is also a film journalist and author of “Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci” and “Nightmare USA”. He appeared in several films by Derek Jarman including The Last of England and Imagining October, as well as co-writing the soundtrack to The Angelic Conversation. Ossian Brown worked with Coil from 1999 until the band’s cessation following the death of John Balance in 2004. Appearing on several albums, and performing live both as Time Machines and Coil at The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican in London and numerous venues throughout Europe.

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  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    ну на удивление неплохо, можно послушать и получить удовольствие, местами лучше собсна коел второй половины 90-х.

    3 Mar 11:23am Reply
  • Flohrjahn

    "They played a staggeringly beautiful show at Unsound in Krakow." Yeah, even David Tibet came to see them play.

    1 Dec 2014 Reply
  • dedojozef

    They played a staggeringly beautiful show at Unsound in Krakow.

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • almodsz

    The Quietus did a great feature on Cyclobe. Check out if you want to get an extended sneak peek behind the curtain; get to know why the hurdy-gurdy is Ossian Brown's instrument of choice, have Stephen Thrower go into depth on the absence of lyrics in their works, and read about cherished fellow artists and their visual and aural collaborations: http://thequietus.com/articles/16416-cyclobe-interview-strange-world

    6 Oct 2014 Reply
  • mortauxvaches_

    Had the chance to catch'em live in Berlin. The stage was an altar.

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • almodsz

    two beautiful beings creating beautiful musick.

    6 Feb 2014 Reply
  • be_quiet_peter

    I must see these men before I die.

    3 Feb 2014 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    Imagine having a threesome with Cyclobe. It'd be the best thing ever besides a threesome with Sleazy and Jhonn.

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • cadavreflex

    a human being is a ghost of attention and joy.

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • pasterz78

    This is the most oryginal music I've ever heard. Simply outstanding!

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TheAvatars

    I'm jealous, antimonos

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • antimonos

    Saw them yesterday evening at Meltdown. They were excellent.

    5 Aug 2012 Reply
  • black_antlers

    can't wait for the next album, Arc sounds amazing

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • A_Silver_Voice

    Cyclobe looking gay? Now who would have expected that.

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • nabraxas

    they're just being inquisitive; probing and unassuming (L to R)

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Smirnon

    the main picture makes me lafffff. posing with your hand under your chin like that is trademark suave gayness and the bald hooligan in his knitted granny sweater is a nice addition

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • GregReason

    Stunning music, both subtle and sublime

    2 Oct 2011 Reply
  • black_antlers

    definitely one of the greatest groups working today, they really deserve more attention

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Umbersun93

    Great new album!!!!

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Staticon

    wounded galaxies... one step forward for modern music! Thanks guys!

    24 Jan 2011 Reply
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