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John Krausbauer is a musicmaker/conceptual artist currently living in Los Angeles. He has performed his music in a multitude of settings – from basements and rock clubs to colleges and art galleries. Numerous recordings of his work have been released on independent labels in both the US and Europe. In recent years his focus has been on his solo work, involving ritual endurance happenings with voice and violin, accompanied by synth and strobes; his compositions, mainly concerned with systems-based phasing constructions; the Ecstatic Music Band, exploring just tunings with amplified strings at high volumes and long durations, with stroboscopic lighting; The Essentialists, a country-blues-boogie-raga guitar/violin duo; and most recently the formation of the “M”inimalist psych-punk group, Night Collectors. Trance-Psychedelia is the aim and goal.
Indira Valey is an avant garde multi-instrumentalist and performance artist who channels powerful songs that reverberate with the voices of her ancestors and speak directly to modern audiences. Her ancient-sounding, resonant voice is a force of nature, and she utilizes looping technology, effects pedals, and a unique palette of instruments (flugelhorn, timpani, xylophone, kalimba, electric guitar, etc.) to create mesmerizing and memorable live performances that are ever-changing due to her spontaneous improvisational magic. Indira Valey’s debut album Recordar is rich with oceanic textures and shifting soundscapes that will lull you into a soothing trance from start to finish. In Spanish, recordar means “to remember,” and also “to pass through the heart.” This is an album about memory, and what it means to return to yourself through your heart.