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Pear Eyes is former couple Jen Allensworth & Shawn Shackelford. Shawn has been making electronic music since 1997 under the pseudonym's Renegade Android and unseelie.
Growing up, Jen played many instruments including the violin and clarinet, to which she has earned her recognition. Pear Eyes doesn't follow any particular set of rules, with music that is emotionally touching, ranging from dancey electric pop and glitch to ambient soundscapes.



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Ellidegg is the personal project of Jen Allensworth-Shackelford, the brainchild behind the melody and glitch of married electronic duo Pear Eyes, and is also the co-owner of GOZOMBIE Records with her husband Shawn Shackelford. Ellidegg is the sole project of Jen Allensworth-Shackelford, and has no set sound, one track may be a chiptune track, and another an ambient track, the variations of stylings is as complex as the thought processes that go into creating them.



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Renegade Android is aka Shawn Shackelford. Born in 1977, he's been experimenting with computer audio since the mid-90's. His earlier work can best be described as a more comical take on breakcore, fusing highly flanged, minimal pop melodies with severely chopped, distorted breakbeats. He released his first two albums (Self-Titled & The Sprawl) with net-label D-Trash Records in 1999 & 2003.
2006 saw the release of "This is my Manager" and in mid-2007, "The Brilliant Opus Of Nothing" on our own gozombie records.



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Unseelie is another alter-ego of Shawn Shackelford.



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A Smile for Timbuctu was born in 2004 in Florence, Italy. The Tuscan trio, composed by Simone Brillarelli, Cristiano Crisci and the graphic designer Jonathan Calugi, have released music on netlabels audio aubergine and kazoomzoom (the first netlabel for kids). The project oscillates among music, graphics-design, installations and performances.


Alterior
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Alterior is experimental electronic from New Jersey that fuses violent, industrial, evolving percussion lines with melodic counterpoint and harmony influenced by classical, fantasy RPG videogame music.


Archetypewriter
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Archetypewriter is a moniker for Scott Boutin. Scott discovered the joy of sound manipulation in the early 90's as a guitarist and a DJ. A love of effects processing combined with a fascination with electronic music inspired his first non-rock oriented excursion into ambient music in 1993. Since then, he has recorded and performed in many different styles including Drum & Bass, Acid House, Dub, and Psychedelic improv. He's released four records and one full length cd between 1999 and 2004 as BlueSoul, before focusing on more organic and experimental pursuits. The result is Archetypewriter.




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Bagpipe Whiskey is the solo moniker of Pembrokeshire based musician Benjamin Mason. He uses a wide variety of instruments to create his own brand of lo-fi, quirky folky electricy weirdness. Sounds emanate from circuit-bent kids toys, old school casio keyboards, household junk etc. Also expect to hear guitars, homemade percussion, didgeridoo, accordion and an ever expanding range of ethnic instruments and samples on the plate.

Benjamin also runs the Kift Flipper netlabel.



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Bear and Lampshade encompasses the melodic electronic works Rob Neubauer: analogue, MIDI, and software enthusiast writing material influenced by Jazz, Classical, IDM, Breakcore, etc. The project was started in 2009 and has had a very sporadic and fun gigging schedule doing very theatrical eccentric shows pretty much anywhere with a power outlet. Headquarters is located in Baltimore, Maryland, we'd love to do a show if you're passing through!



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captainmarmalade originally started making electronic music in 1999 as background stuff for animations he was doing. In 2003, he started building his own instruments by modifying old children's electronic toys and keyboards, as well as self-releasing his work on his own label, Milk_Beep (which is now pretty much dead). He also works in some video game formats including Nintendo's nsf format, the Atari sap format, and Gameboy format. Most of his 8bit music is released for Battle Of The Bits competitions (all of which is free, so go download it!)

If you want Captainmarmalade to play at your show (please book him!) Send him a message on myspace or email him!


Digita'lis/Phlox - The Drummondii Days
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The Digita'lis/Phlox project is friends Erich Ward and Shawn Shackelford. "The Drummondii Days" was written between 1999 and 2001. Erich is a graduate from Columbia College in Chicago, IL.



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Edmond Leprince produces music casually from his home in France, and is most known for running excellent net-label Ego Twister Records. He's released a track on another free compilation at Upitup Records, as well as a vinyl on his own label, which you can listen to here.



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Fucksia was born on a rainy day in Italy, many years ago. A boy without mouth, he decided to take monochromatic pictures of his memories (using glokenspiel, carillon, noises and fake sounds) and gave them to the children. So, can you see the pictures?



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From Chicago, Ipaghost creates a comprehensive blend of happy beeps and quizzical boops, with the occasional meow for good measure. It is music for the adventurous ear and is reminiscent of our continuing childhood which wishes not to be forgotten. Occasionally it sounds like the dreams of the mischievous monsters that make faces behind your back.

Read our interview



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Iqtu lives and performs in Boulder, Colorado, and has four albums on gozombie, ii (Pause) and inpuj. net



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Jerohme Spye, an anagram name as an audio moniker for his visual artist birthname Joseph Meyer, lives and works out of Baltimore, Marlyand. Jerohme has independently released several albums since 1997. If he's not making music, he's drawing pictures. He's currently writing a space opera that will be finalized in a graphic novel format and will feature a soundtrack accompaniment, set to be released early 2009. In the mean time he enjoys sporadically working on a spin-off comic strip called "the tragic life of Douglas B".



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Karate Slam was born in Florida (Bs. As. - Argentina) in 1971. He started music in Ushuaia in the mid-80's. In 1992 he returned to Buenos Aires to study performing musician's career in the Popular Music School of Argentine Union of Musicians (SADEM) with Bucky Arcella professor specializing in electric bass. He's been in many musical groups in Ushuaia... Such as Síndrome de Down, Los Nómades in Buenos Aires: El Pesa-nervios, Abua, Surrender Dorothy, Pablo Krantz y los chicos Búfalo, La inundación, Tin tin en la mente, then in Spain: Los Irredentos , Then he had a stage soloist: Paul Maudit and many virtual groups on MySpace, now he's working on a folktronic duo called Ryu.Karate with the creator and Japanese musician Ryusuke Ikeda!

He's still looking for music that makes him feel happy with himself.



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Born in 1980, a lover of most things robotical, King Fuzzi is based in Omaha, plays drums in a local band, and can't stop thinking in 8-bit. Drawing inspiration from driving, games, Hardcore artists, and anime and manga, King Fuzzi blends these into short-burst instrumentals for dancing, or simply grooving.



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From Rennes in France, Marc Blanchard is an illustrator, film animator, graphic designer and artist mixing media together with the same idea to transmit emotions that bring people in unknown spheres. His music is made of samples from his own records of piano, cithara, xylophone, guitar and everything that can produce a sound like: paper, wood, dry leaves, water... "Hydraphony" is his first album made of tracks he selected from 2006 to 2010, now he is more and more involved in music. Curios eye, prick up your ears!



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Born Richard Alexander Caraballo in New York City, Minusbaby is a musician, designer and photographer. Focusing primarily on software-based composition, Minusbaby uses lo-fi electronic synthesis to create polyphonic, rhythm-driven electronic music. Loudly.



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Pottsq is Thom R. Honer living in Lincolnshire, a flat agricultural region in northern England that sees a lot of rain. Born in 1979, Thom began making music at age 13 using an Amiga 600 & 'Techno Turbosound 2', eventually using PC & 'Octamed', and over the years he's collected much hardware/software. When he isn't working on music in his home studio or trying to earn a living at work, he enjoys skiing, cycling, reading, and to be in beautiful places such as forests, mountains and lakes.



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Ryusuke Ikeda lives in Tokyo as Ryusuke Ikeda.
Making folk songs with lots of synthetic noises.
Singing about our lost future.



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Silencide: (from latin silentium caedere, to kill silence) is the act of terminating a relative or total lack of audible sound. However, Silencide is also the artist name of an electronic music producer from Paris, France. He's recently released an excellent free album with Ego Twister Records.



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The Flashbulb is Chicago artist Benn L. Jordan. Benn has produced under many monikers and in recent years has been involved in various film & documentary scoring, even winning a Cannes award for his music in a Dove commercial.



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Tidy Kid is a fictional character creating project restrictive ep’s under various net-labels. The music output is experimental in it’s use of project conditioning rules, expanding movement within contrasted genres. An Album is currently in the works, involving Tidy’s passion of one takers, nylon string guitars mixed with lofi idm, pop esk vocals, and contrasting production techniques and manipulations. Ideas comes fast.



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Hailing from France, Thiaz Itch began in 1999 somewhere half-way between crude-hardcore and infantile naivety. This unstable toon tells the musical stories of his coloured and pixellized universe. By his eclectic influences and his sound research, he intersects marrowy atmospheres and diabolic rhythmics, metal aggressiveness and puerile happiness, for finally producing a musical flow in constant mutation.



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-+ [without additives] is trio Damian Marhulets, Julia Mihaly and Sebastian Wendt creating unique "zombie jazz, perverse pøp, trash-core ballads" in Hannover, Germany



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Yann was born in 1979. He lives close to Paris, France. He has released 3 EPs on netlabels, "shut mariposas" on Retropublik in 2005, "4 songs of dusks and dawns" on Audio Aubergine in 2006, and on Dedpop in 2008.