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Stars of the Lid

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Austin, United States (1993 – present)

Stars of the Lid are a band specializing in -based music. They list among their influences minimalist and electronic composers such as Arvo Pärt, Zbigniew Preisner, Gavin Bryars, and Henryk Górecki, as well as Talk Talk (both bands have tracks named “Taphead”), post-rock artists Labradford, and ambient innovator Brian Eno. Their music largely consists of beatless soundscapes, composed of droning, effects-treated guitars along with piano, strings, and horns; volume swells and feedback fill the gap of rhythmic instruments, providing dynamic movement within the songs.

Formed in Austin, Texas in 1993, the band has two members — Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie. Both have released solo material, the former under his own name and the latter under the The Dead Texan alias. Their 2001 album, a double-LP named The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid, was released to generally positive reviews. The follow up, Stars of the Lid and Their Refinement of the Decline, another double-disc album, was again released on Chicago’s revered Kranky Records—the label’s milestone 100th release—on April 2nd.

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  • Bloody-Lunar

    Music that transcends mere sound, composing some sort of majestic mirror for the listener's mind as well: what we hear isn't simply what we hear, but also who we truly are.

    29 Oct 9:55pm Reply
  • F9ZERO

    Boring music =) No melodies, no tunes, no voice at all... Listen to the real music people [5]

    29 Oct 8:19pm Reply
  • SiMonvmentvm

    New Winged Victory for the Sullen album is out, friendos.

    28 Oct 9:53pm Reply
  • szuparnapol

    (-1)*( sunn o))) )

    22 Oct 12:51pm Reply
  • metalmanmadness

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    14 Oct 8:37am Reply
  • daniloferr

    I think lovesliescrushing are a lot influenced by these guys

    13 Oct 10:24pm Reply
  • tavort

    you cant even call this music

    12 Oct 11:08pm Reply
  • Merzbient

    nothing wrong with soulja boy dude

    12 Oct 5:20pm Reply
  • mhzesent

    Boring sleep music =) listen to Soulja Boy people!! Just kidding, their latest album is maybe no Eno epic but it's epic. And it has more to it than just a synth and a string

    12 Oct 1:43am Reply
  • hamitic

    Lovely music, the pinnacle of art 💕 not for the faint of intellect or heart. [2]

    8 Oct 12:43am Reply
  • tavort

    boring sleep music

    4 Oct 8:16pm Reply
  • ballsackmask

    Lovely music, the pinnacle of art 💕 not for the faint of intellect or heart.

    30 Sep 9:50pm Reply
  • floaton1001

    @mumtaz13 I'm taking the bait and tellin u to run backwards through a field of dicks

    30 Sep 7:50pm Reply
  • bumoncouch

    Boring music =) No melodies, no tunes, no voice at all... Listen to the real music people {3}

    30 Sep 6:21am Reply
  • sseannoah

    Boring music =) No melodies, no tunes, no voice at all... Listen to the real music people [2]

    29 Sep 4:02pm Reply
  • Mumtaz13

    Boring music =) No melodies, no tunes, no voice at all... Listen to the real music people

    27 Sep 2:12pm Reply
  • GaaraGOinMusic1

    neverending drone

    22 Sep 3:01am Reply
  • neckermanncj

    probably not until 2015 when A Winged Victory For The Sullen finishes the rotation with their new album/touring/etc

    21 Sep 9:01pm Reply
  • p_o_l_i_s_w_a_g

    where the new LP at, boys?

    20 Sep 1:52pm Reply
  • Blaine_The_Mono

    I double that question.

    8 Sep 6:55pm Reply
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