Tom Carter is best known for his work with Charalambides, which he co-founded with longtime creative partner (and one time wife) Christina Carter in 1991. Carter has also undertaken solo work and numerous collaborations with Bardo Pond, Vanessa Arn, Robert Horton, Ian Nagoski, Tower Recordings, Double Leopards, Yellow Swans, Starving Weirdos, and Jandek, among others.
Brooklyn-based guitarist Loren Connors was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1949. Best known as a composer and improviser, Connors has issued over 50 guitar records on his own imprints (Daggett, St. Joan, Black Label) since the late 1970s and over two dozen on other labels across the globe. He has recorded under the names Guitar Roberts, Loren Mattei, Loren MazzaCane Connors and other variations. Connors' singular adaptation of the blues is a distinct personal vision combining the Delta bottleneck sound and the ancestral blues voice (appearing as distortion, baying hounds or multi-tracked guitar), with hauntingly unexpected sounds. Outside of Connors' three decades of solo work, he has collaborated with Suzanne Langille, Jim O'Rourke, Darin Gray, Alan Licht, Christina Carter, Keiji Haino, San Agustin, Jandek and many others, as well as leading the group Haunted House.
Since 1989, Suzanne Langille has provided iconic, otherworldly, blues-drenched vocals on husband Loren MazzaCane Connors' albums. In October 1998, Langille released her first solo album, The Enchanted Forest, which features guitar by Connors. Evangelineand Let the Darkness Fall followed in 1999. Langille began performing with New York City trio San Augustin in 1997, eventually releasing a collaborative an EP entitled Passing Song in 2002. Her contributions to Connors' catalog were well documented on 2006's Night Through: Singles and Collected Works 1976-2004, and As Roses Bow: Collected Airs 1992-2002, released the following year. In 2010, Langille released an acclaimed collaborative album with Indian classical musician and multi-instrumentalist Neel Murgai entitled Wild & Foolish Heart. She and Connors resumed recording together for a song cycle to accompany the paintings of M.P. Landis, entitled I Wish I Didn't Dream, which was released in late 2012.
Cammisa Buerhaus is a sound and transmission artist based in New York City. Her sonic, sculptural inventions machinate the production of sound, exploring the effect upon and the relation to our body experience. As a solo performer, her work explodes ideas of territory, ghosts, and sensory fields through a combination of destroyed vocals, tape manipulation and shortwave radio. She released her first solo recording, S/T, in 2012. She also frequently collaborates with avant-saxophonist Tamio Shiraishi in an exploration of sound in the expanded field. Their first attempt, DaikYoFuroShiki, was released on Wild Flesh Productions in 2013.
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