Keith Fullerton Whitman is an american experimental electronic musician and composer whose prolific work is bending genres from ambient music, drone, electronic, drill and bass, musique concète to krautrock.
Recording under his name since 2001‚ he is active in the field of electronic music from the early 90s under different monikers.
His adventurous sounds has been documented on labels such as PAN Records, Editions Mego, Kranky, NNA tapes, Planet Mu or No Fun Production to quote a few.
Mastering and pushing his modular gear at the extreme, building up the intensity through complex structures, sharp beats and far deep frequencies, his live shows are recognized to drive the audience into a complete experience, equally physical and mind blowing.
One of the most captivating and individual characters on the electronic scene today, Nate Young is best known for his work in the group Wolf Eyes.
As a solo artist, Young has refined his musical approach: bass, synthesizers, organic electronics and raw unfeigned vocals to compose an intense, slow-burning darkness at all the right moments. Deep, percussive brutality and pulsing neurosis mesh with somber burial hymns, held together by Young’s technical prowess and mastery of his chosen gear. Each frequency is given its own unique role and characteristic voice, deeply chilled by the arid space of decay via tape manipulation/disintegration.
Atonal, morphing, and modulating bass lines pulse and plod their way through, like the unseen presence of the undead ascending a creaking stairway, leading upwards toward a nebulous void. This establishes a truly horrific atmosphere while honoring primitive technology, refined with a thick dose of originality.
Chris Douglas known primarily for his work as O.S.T., is an electronic musician from San Francisco, California. He is noted for helping develop the style of music that came to be known as IDM. Douglas was introduced to the all-night rave party scene in 1990. This inspired him to start to DJ and make tracks, and at just sixteen he began throwing the first Techno/Ambient parties in San Francisco. At the age of 17, Douglas left for Detroit to find creative freedom. While there he worked with several of his heroes; Mike Banks of the fabled Underground Resistance and the late James Stinson of Drexciya.
Adopting the pseudonym O.S.T., Douglas recorded his first EP for Detroit-based Switch Records in 1992. This was the beginning of a 20+ year career spent pushing the boundaries of electronic music. He later explained to The Wire magazine “I have been alone since an early age and through my work I learned a lot about expression, humanity, emotions.”
In 2002, Douglas was invited by Autechre to join them as support act on their Confield tour. Following this, they also requested that he perform at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival they curated in April 2003. Douglas relocated to Berlin following an undisclosed “tragic event” and has remained there ever since.