The Legendary Pink Dots

The Legendary Pink Dots are a Netherlands-based band formed in August 1980 in the UK who, although distinctly underground, have been musically influential over the years. The band name was derived from pink dots of nail varnish on the piano in their squat, where founding members Edward and April lived. The band has as its focal point vocalist Edward Ka-Spel, who is, along with Phil “The Silverman” Knight, one of the original remaining members of the band. In the mid eighties the band resettled in the Netherlands, where they still reside today. Apart from Edward and Phil, the line-up has gone through many changes. Members such as Ryan Moore, a Canadian bass player, who joined in 1991 after the recordings of the Last Man to Fly with the Tear Garden (he joined as a session musician), went on to form their own labels and musical projects. See Twilight Circus and M Records. Their music is nothing if not original and it is difficult to categorise, but comparisons may be drawn with bands like Pink Floyd and Can.

Their sound has been described as an amalgamation of psychedelic rock, industrial, synth-pop and avant-garde. They have released over 40 records and continuously tour the world.

Members of the band have also collaborated with Nurse With Wound,The Dresden Dolls,Jarboe,HNAS,Jim O’Rourke,Skinny Puppy’s cEvin Key, forming The Tear Garden. Key also appears on the 1994 album 9 Lives to Wonder.

Orbit Service

Randall Frazier has been performing solo and in various band incarnations as Orbit Service since the 1990s, releasing no less than 5 brilliant moody albums since 2001. With beginnings in dark psych rock tempered by contemporary influences from Slint to Palace Brothers, the Orbit Service sound has increasingly moved outward into experimental realms. His most recent two albums on Beta-lactam Ring Records 2011's A Calm Note from the West and last year's Stereo Magic (Portal In 13 Parts) are steeped in musique concrete, electronic drone, and inner ear echoes. Randall's haunting voice, however, is always floating atop the sonic wave machines, and somehow uses profound alienation to make the music more accessible. His collaboration with the Legendary Pink Dots called A Star Too Far released Saucers Over Lincoln another astounding album on BLR in 2015 that remarkably sounds more like Orbit Service than LPD.

- KPSU Portland

The Drood

The Drood is an experimental band from Denver, Colorado, featuring Nathan Jamiel, guitarist and keyboardist for Orbit Service.

DJ Mudwulf

Dark Elektronik / Retro Elektro/ Industrial/ IDM/
Alternative Dj Extraordinaire & Independent Promoter. Resident DJ of Backwards Records.
Former Resident Dj of Fast Forward Sundays @ Sutra, Backwards Records Night @Kazmos Lounge & Launchpad Denver.

Artists I have played shows with include:
Cevin Key, Legendary Pink Dots, Download, Venetian Snares. Otto Von Schirach, Cyrusrex, Dead Voices On AIr, Destroid, Cruxshadows, London After Midnight, Baseck, Wet Mango, Itchy-O Marching Band, Blackcell, Orbit Service, Lost Network. Torso, Wiretrap, Cyborganix, Shadowcaster, Kontrolled Demolition & too many others to mention.

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