Bruno Bavota is a pianist and composer from Naples, Italy. He records, performs and tours regularly with a sound that falls somewhere within the modern classical genre boundaries.
Byron Christodoulou is from Greece, has lived in many places, but currently runs his operations from Berlin, Germany. His label Felt has seen him release music by artists such as Pleq, Quinn Walker, Spheruleus and Hiroki Sasajima. He records his own material under the names Vincent Kuhner and Golders Green. Other projects include mastering services and more recently, work with radio such as Paranoise Radio and Poplie.
The Green Kingdom
Hailing from Detroit in the US, Michael Cottone established The Green Kingdom as a means to escape the fast paced lifestyle of this busy city and his work has graced labels such as SEM, Own, Nomadic Kids Republic, Tench and Home Assembly Music.
Julien Demoulin is a French artist, currently residing in Brussels. He is also one half of post-rock/ambient outfit Silencio, whose most recent album ‘When I’m Gone’ on Three:Four records has received much positive acclaim since its release earlier this year. Julien’s solo work has been released on netlabels such as Resting Bell and Audio Gourmet as well as a physical release on Basses Frequencies with Alex Copeland of IA. Recently, he has re-established his record label Eglantine Records.
Magnofon is the Deep House/Techno moniker for UK based producer Harry Towell. His output has been released through his own digital imprint Warehouse Decay Recordings with 2 EPs and debut album Fallowfall under his belt. Harry spent many years DJing throughout the Midlands and has shared decks with the likes of Inland Knights, JT Donaldson, Fred Everything, Nathan Coles, DIY, Kinky Movement, Da Sunlounge and The Littlemen.
Maps and Diagrams
Maps and Diagrams is Tim Diagram, who also records as or part of Hessien, Black Elk, Bluhm, Karst, Atlantis, Louper and many more. Tim’s work has graced labels such as Static Caravan, Nomadic Kids Republic, Beko DSL, Fluid Audio, Time Released Sound, Chemical Tapes, Smallfish, Toytronic, Expanding Records and both Moamoo and Symbolic Interaction in Japan. Tim has appeared on the famous John Peel show, a man well-respected within the Grounding Sounds community for obvious reasons! Tim has also worked alongside the CityLab art collective in Chile with part of this culminating in a project combining 40 musicians from around the world, in which he curated and co-ordinated the ‘Citygenetic’ project. Tim runs the Handstitched* label from his native UK. It focuses on releasing handmade packaging for the more electro-acoustic and drone elements of his work.
Michael is a musician behind several projects including his solo work as Plinth and collaborations as part of The A.Lords, Thalassing, Cloisters, Taskerlands. He even records as himself too!
Michael’s work has been released through several excellent labels including Second Language, Time Released Sound, Rif Mountain and Deadslackstring. His sound sits somewhere between folk, modern classical and experimental ambient music.
Peter Van Cooten
Peter Van Cooten runs the Ambient blog which offers coverage of the modern ambient music scene in the form of reviews and mixes. Peter is based in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Bryan Ruhe is owner of the Clothbound Recordings label and an experimental ambient artist. He has released music through Cotton Goods, Audio Gourmet and Clothbound. Bryan also ran The Outpost Show, which presented mixes that cross-sectioned the state of the modern ambient music scene.
Spheruleus is Lincolnshire, UK based sound artist Harry Towell. His work has graced labels such as Home Normal, Hibernate, Time Released Sound and his own imprints Audio Gourmet and Tessellate Recordings. Harry has been heavily into music for as long as he can remember and places more importance on buying and enjoying the music of others than his own artistic creations. His love of vinyl from a young age saw him amass a large collection of obscure electronica, spanning trip-hop, deep House and minimal techno genres to name but a few. He began DJing across the midlands before getting into ambient genres in 2007.