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 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.
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.
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.
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.).
Monte Cazazza is an American artist and composer best known for his seminal role in helping shape the early landscape of industrial music through recordings with the London-based Industrial Records in the mid-1970s.
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.
There is more than one artist with this name. 1) Formed in 1998 by Lloyd James and Joanne Owen. Often categorised as part of the 'neo-folk' genre, their songs also have similarities with acts such as Swans and Wire. Lloyd James of Naevus releases solo material under the name Retarder and is also a member of the groups Lark Blames and Man Eat Man Eat Man.
Crime & the City Solution is a rock group headed by Australian singer/songwriter Simon Bonney and first active between the years of 1977-1991, and then again from 2011. Despite roots dating back as far as 1978, Crime & the City Solution did not truly emerge until 1984, coming to life in the wake of the dissolution of the seminal Birthday Party.