Michael Gira (pronounced jeer-AH) (born 1954) is an American musician, author, and artist. He is the main force behind the New York City musical group Swans, active from 1982 to 1997, reformed in 2010. He also fronts The Angels of Light and is founder of Young God Records (YGR website).
Jarboe (full name: Jarboe La Salle Devereaux – also known as The Living Jarboe) is an American singer, songwriter, and keyboardist from New Orleans active since 1984. She came to prominence in the mid-1980s as a member of New York City based group Swans. With founder Michael Gira, the duo was the core of the group until its disbandment in 1998.
The Angels of Light is a musical entity formed in 1997 by singer Michael Gira after he disbanded Swans, the group he'd founded in 1982. The band has marked a distinctly different style for Gira since he left Swans, most noticeably being musically more melodic and less brutal than his previous efforts, though no less emotionally draining.
The Body Lovers is a side-project of Swans leader Michael Gira. He has used sounds from various sources on his only album under this moniker, Number One Of Three. The sources include old Swans sound samples, aswell as bits and pieces collected from friends and former collaborators.
A New York City-based band formed in late 1979, by Michael Gira, brothers Dan and Josh Braun, Rick Oller and drummer Angelo Pudignano. Future Swan member Jonathan Kane was the third drummer. When the band broke up in 1981, Gira formed Swans, later joined by Kane. Dan Braun was also
Neurosis & Jarboe was a collaborative effort from the United States between the group Neurosis, and the former Swans keyboardist/vocalist Jarboe. They released their self-titled debut album in 2003 on Neurot Recordings. The album's artwork was designed by Jarboe-collaborator Cedric Victor-DeSouza. There are currently no plans for a follow-up album.
Nature And Organisation is the creative musical works of British musician Michael Cashmore. The music of Nature And Organisation is characterized by a mix of acoustic, classical and folk structures met with abrasive electronic instrumentation. Cashmore has also been a member of the group Current 93 since the late 1980s.
These Immortal Souls were an Australian band of Melbourne expats in Germany: Rowland S. Howard (guitar and vocals), Genevieve McGuckin (keyboards), Epic Soundtracks (drums) and Harry Howard (bass). The band formed in Berlin in 1987 when McGuckin joined the three ex-members of Crime And The City Solution.
There are seven artists that use this name:
1. A pseudonym of British rock singer/guitarist Deborah Anne Dyer, lead singer of Skunk Anansie.
2. A Swans side project, of Michael Gira and Jarboe.
3. A British hard rock band.
4. A Japanese rock super-group (aka S.K.I.N.).
Rowland Stuart Howard (24 October 1959 – 30 December 2009) was an influential rock musician, guitarist and songwriter, based in Melbourne, Australia, best known for: his work in the Antipodean discophile art-rock groups Young Charlatans, The Boys Next Door and The Birthday Party (both featuring the singer Nick Cave)
There is more than one artist represented here: Coil (1982–2004) was initially established in London in 1983 as an experimental solo outlet for ex-Psychic TV member John Balance, and became a full-fledged experimental sonic manipulation unit a year later following the arrival of keyboardist / programmer Peter Christopherson (Sleazy)