The collaboration between Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz. Like Harold Budd and Brian Eno's Ambient 2/Plateaux of Mirror and The Pearl, consists of one person playing delicate pieces on an acoustic piano while another fills the ample spaces with electronic treatments.
Born 1968 outside Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. Parents of Russian and Polish origin. Started taking trumpet classes in public music school at the age of 10, playing in various youth orchestras throughout the school years. This gradually gave way to less formal musical experiments as synthesizers started to become accessible.
The Dolphin Brothers was a pop/alternative band featuring Steve Jansen, and Richard Barbieri, both previously of the band Japan. The band released one album Catch the Fall in 1987, featuring Steve Jansen on drums, percussion, and lead vocals, and Richard Barbieri on keyboards and synthesizers.
Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian (aka Sylvian ∙ Sakamoto), is a collaboration of musician / composer / producer 坂本龍一 (b. 17 Jan 1952, Tokyo, Japan) and musician / composer David Sylvian (b. 23 Feb 1958, Kent, UK). They have collaborated on a number of singles and most of Sylvian's albums.
"John Foxx" is the stage name of English musician Dennis Leigh; born on the 26th of September 1947 in Chorley, Lancashire, England. He was the original lead singer of the band "Ultravox!" (previously known as "Tiger Lily"), before embarking on a solo career in 1979.
Jon Hassell (born March 22, 1937, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American musician and trumpet player. He is most well-known for his special trumpet technique learned from training with Indian classical musicians such as singer Pandit Pran Nath.
In July 2009 Sweet Billy Pilgrim frontman Tim Elsenburg was busy with his day job when his mobile rang. Kneeling on the floor of a broken-down toilet with one hand down a U-bend, he fished his phone out of his back pocket and answered a call telling him that his band’s second album ‘Twice Born Men’ had just been nominated for a Mercury Music Prize. On that day, his life changed.
Budd, an early practitioner in the ambient school and frequent collaborator with Brian Eno, here teams up with musical nomad Hector Zazou, who had formed evocative partnerships with musicians from Africa to the Far North, from Bill Laswell to Björk.
Harold Budd (born May 24, 1936) is an American ambient/avant-garde composer. Born in Los Angeles, California, he was raised in the Mojave Desert, and was inspired at an early age by the humming tone caused by wind blown across telephone wires.
Arve Henriksen (b. 1968) is a Norwegian trumpet player. His distinctive flute-like sound can be heard in such bands as Supersilent, Christian Wallumrød Ensemble, Trygve Seim Ensemble, Veslefrekk, Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra, and Nine Horses among others.