not your average hippy (n.y.a.h.) is Scott Turner, ambient musician from Petaluma, California. His music is a deep exploration into ambient music, lush soundscapes, and dark environmental sonic canvas. http://www.myspace.com/notyouraveragehippy
Chad Kettering began his musical journey as a professional trumpet player. For many years he performed with various orchestras and small ensembles throughout Texas and Colorado. Along this path he discovered the unlimited power of pure sound as an art form through the use of electronic instruments, digital workstations and audio sound processors.
Kent Sparling was born in San Francisco in 1966; he began working with experimental music techniques in 1984, creating unique recordings up to 45 minutes long, using the classic musique concrète methods of manipulation and montage.
These dreamy soundscapes easily compare with the best of Steve Roach, Thom Brennan, Liquid Mind, David Parson, and John Serrie. Like floating along inside of clouds. This is from the MySpace site: About Cluster Balm
Team Metlay is possibly the Internet's first supergroup, or maybe hypergroup. Initially formed in 1990 over the rec.music.synth newsgroup, it was an experiment in getting a number of people with similar music tastes who liked each other into the same room with a pile of synths - and recording the results: the "Bandwidth" CD.
Michael Sandler has been making electronic music since sometime in the 1990s. A refugee from prog rock attic bands and epic barn jams, Sandler has carved out a niche on the Internet ambient music scene with his minimal electronic aesthetic. His music also pops up from time to time on terrestrial radio.