For Barry Ray is the husband and wife duo of Carina Thorén (Sweden) and John Chantler (Australia).
Carina Thorén has a background in, sculpture, design and performance art. She has also played in the groups Satellite Book and Trigger Happy & Performing
Apes producing free form jams out in the Czech forest akin to No Neck Blues Band or Jackie-O Motherfucker. John Chantler released his first solo record ‘Monoke’ on ROOM40 back in 2003 whilst living on the rural Japanese island of Shikoku. He also showed up playing
drums on Tujiko Noriko’s ‘Blurred in my Mirror’ (ROOM40, 2005), played a ripping set with fellow Australian music fiend Matt Nicholson (Function, Locust Music) in support of Fennesz at the ICA and has performed with avant-pop ensemble Maher Shalal Hash Baz (see ‘Live at Aoiheya’ Chapter, 2005) and co-produced the forthcoming record by fellow Maher travelers Tenniscoats.
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