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There are at least five bands named Doldrums.
1. An band of Airick Woodhead from Toronto and Montreal, Canada (formed around 2010).
2. An band from Fairfax, Virginia, US (were active in 1994-2000).
3. A / band from Denver, Colorado, US (released an EP and album in 2007-2008).
4. A band from Gainesville, Florida, US (released an album and EP in 1987-1988).
5. A band from Bochum, Germany (released a single in 1984).

1) A project of a Montreal based musician and videoartist Airick Woodhead started around 2010. He creates intense music for staying up all night, just thinking. It’s “a sea of chopped up samples, disembodied vocals and tribal percussion. Electro-hallucinogenic freak outs and fuzzy warm nostalgia” (No Pain in Pop).

2) An / band from Fairfax, Virginia, consisted of Justin Chearno (guitar), Bill Kellum (bass), and Matt Kellum (drums). They were active between 1994 and 2000, having released four albums. Their music was highly improvised, and they almost did not play live. Justin Chearno also played in Pitchblende in the mid-90s, now lives in NYC and plays in Turing Machine, Panthers, and others. Bill Kellum has been running the Vhf label since 1991, which has released recordings by Skullflower, Flying Saucer Attack, Pelt, Rake, Wingtip Sloat, Total, Sunroof!, Richard Youngs/Simon Wickham-Smith, etc. Matt Kellum plays in a band called Chomsky.
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1995 - Secret Life of Machines

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  • adelloyd

    The new album is pretty good but you have to go and see the 'live' performance. . .full of energy and absolutely amazing!

    24 May 10:24am Reply
  • Lost_Inwardly

    Ok, updated the wiki. Mentioned all the bands with this name that I found (and that released some material) at the beginning. Then added/updated the descriptions (be sure to update further). Sorted them by the number of listeners.

    23 May 9:26am Reply
  • Lost_Inwardly

    Amazing how these new artists/bands when choosing a name don't even bother to check whether it was used before. I mean, of course there are many bands in the world with the same name, which are just unknown. But in this case, the 90s avant-garde Doldrums wasn't quite unknown. There were reviews of all their albums on Allmusic, articles in Pitchfork and NME, etc. There was quite a critical acclaim of their work. Even Piero Scaruffi wrote some good words. I'm sure the new guy makes some good music. The connection with Grimes says something. Still, a bit annoying to have his photo in the library associated to the original Doldrums. The same problem as with Skin, e.g., which we have to tag as The World of Skin. I've uploaded a picture of them (no stylish haircuts - let's start down-voting), updated the bio. I think the block about them should be returned to the beginning of the page, considering their contribution to music, but have not done this for obvious reasons.

    20 May 10:07pm Reply
  • Die_Verse

    boring shit

    13 May 3:57am Reply
  • Haddonfield69

    Review at http://www.therealmusic.net/doldrums-the-air-conditioned-nightmare/

    24 Apr 12:42pm Reply
  • clubanddeform

    Doldrums has been featured this month on Coalition! http://coalitionmag.com

    20 Apr 3:57am Reply
  • dasNeonlicht

    Interesting new sound.

    15 Apr 4:30pm Reply
  • maxchinaski

    Video Hostage sounds like OPN

    13 Apr 2:24pm Reply
  • Philadelphia_

    *

    8 Apr 9:32am Reply
  • colorful0

    already one of the best albums of 2015, i'm in love again <3

    21 Feb 6:51pm Reply
  • felipebizarre

    the air conditioned nightmare is like the most accurate name for this record, wow it's so amazing and i'm bangin it'! <3

    15 Feb 6:04pm Reply
  • keinenglisch

    new album is deck. super deck.

    13 Feb 3:45pm Reply
  • Amnesius

    Who cares if there's a cover? The album seems to be named after a Mr. Bungle song anyways. My response to this album: YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

    13 Feb 6:01am Reply
  • maliDazdevnjak

    the new album is fresh af

    12 Feb 12:15pm Reply
  • raffy_rillo

    Hotfoot is bangin'

    18 Jan 3:17am Reply
  • meierrr

    HOTFOOT <3

    16 Jan 12:28pm Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    Любовь Бес Гибонс.

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • angel_mandu

    OHh this is nice!

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ShipDestroyer

    http://8tracks.com/artbarbarian/ab-radio-3-1

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • colorful0

    Hum I know that, it doesn't make it bad, does it?

    6 Mar 2014 Reply
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