Bowery Electric


Bowery Electric
Bowery Electric
Origin New York, NY
Genres Post-rock, trip hop, ambient, downtempo, shoegaze, electronic, experimental, drone
Years active 1992–2002
Labels Kranky
Beggars Banquet
Associated acts Echostar
Metrotech
Members
Lawrence Chandler
Martha Schwendener

Bowery Electric was an American indie band formed in New York's East Village in 1992 by Lawrence Chandler and Martha Schwendener.

Contents

Music

Bowery Electric's music defies easy classification. Part of the initial wave of American shoegazers and seminal members of the post-rock movement,[1] the duo earned critical acclaim for experimentation across genres and mixing elements of ambient, drone, electronic and experimental music with '70's soul soundtracks, disco, dub and hip hop. They were one of the first American bands to perform with a laptop, mixer and sampler on stage alongside bass, drums and guitars.[2]

Current status

Chandler has studied with La Monte Young, Pauline Oliveros, at The Juilliard School and Goldsmiths College and is a composer and sound artist living in London. Appearances as a performer have been rare but he has played with Experimental Audio Research (E.A.R.), "a loose affiliation of non-resident sound makers including from time to time Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) and Eddie Prévost (AMM)." He has produced remixes as Metrotech for bands including Calla[3] Mercova[4] and Tristeza.

A recent BBC Radio 6 music show linked him romantically with Donna Matthews of Britpop band Elastica.

Schwendener has recorded as Echostar. In 2003, she released the downtempo album Sola[5] for Shadow Records, a sub-label of Instinct Records.

Discography

Albums

  • 1995: Bowery Electric (Kranky)
  • 1996: Beat (Kranky / Beggars Banquet)
  • 1997: Vertigo (Beggars Banquet)
  • 2000: Lushlife (Beggars Banquet)

EPs

  • 1994: Drop (Hi-Fidelity Recordings)

Singles

  • 1997: Fear of Flying / Beat / Without Stopping (Beggars Banquet)
  • 1997: Black Light / Coming Down / Empty Words (Beggars Banquet)
  • 1997: Blow Up / Electrosleep (Happy Go Lucky)
  • 2000: Floating World / Lushlife (Beggars Banquet)
  • 2000: Freedom Fighter / Soul City (Beggars Banquet)

Compilations

  • 1996: Monsters, Robots and Bug Men (Virgin Records)
  • 1996: The New Atlantis (Space Age Recordings)
  • 1997: Deepwater Black (Koch Records)
  • 1998: After the Flood 2 (ae)
  • 1998: A Tribute To Spacemen 3 (Rocket Girl)
  • 1998: kompilation (Southern Records)
  • 1998: Hekla's Selection (Reckankreuzungsklankewerkzeuge)
  • 2001: Dark City Nights (Mascara)
  • 2000: Chillout Basscapes 2 (Zoomshot)
  • 2000: Musikexpress 40 (Musikexpress)
  • 2001: Im:pulse Chill & Lounge Grooves (Indigo)
  • 2002: Brain In The Wire (Brainwashed Recordings)

Videography

References

  1. ^ Reynolds, Simon (November 1995). "Back to the Future". The Wire 141: 26–30 
  2. ^ "Bowery Electric". http://www.myspace.com/boweryelectricofficial. Retrieved 2009-04-21. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Mail Order Catalogue". U-Cover Records. http://www.u-cover.com/mailorder/artists-one.php?ToOne=1184&UID=20080419103045172.162.196.139&currency=eur&lang=. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  4. ^ "Band News". Official Mercova Site. http://mercova.com/news.html. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  5. ^ "Review of Sola". AllMusic. http://www.allmusic.com/album/r645567. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bowery Electric — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Ambient, Downtempo, Drone Doom, Elektro, Dream Pop, Post Rock, Shoegazing, Trip Hop …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Bowery Electric — is a ballad written by Jed Davis in tribute to Joey Ramone of the seminal punk band The Ramones. The recording of The Bowery Electric brought together Tommy, Marky and CJ Ramone, as well as Ramones producer Daniel Rey, for the first time in years …   Wikipedia

  • Bowery (disambiguation) — Bowery may refer to:* Bowery (Manhattan), an area of and street in New York City ** Bowery Amphitheatre, a building in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City ** Bowery Ballroom, a music venue in the Bowery section of New York City ** Bowery… …   Wikipedia

  • St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery — Infobox nrhp name = St. Marks In The Bowery nrhp type = nrhp caption = St Mark s Church in the Bowery location = E. 10th St. and 2nd Ave., East Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York lat degrees = 40 lat minutes = 43 lat seconds = 49 lat… …   Wikipedia

  • Jed Davis — (born July 7, 1975 in Farmingdale, New York) is a New York musician. As a high school senior, keyboardist Davis formed the band Skyscape with singer Domenic Maltempi in 1991. Skyscape recorded a CD, Band of the Week , two years later. After… …   Wikipedia

  • Drone (Musik) — Drone Doom (vom englischen Wort für Bordun) kategorisiert ein klanglich sehr extremes Randgenre des Doom Metal[1]. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Stilistische Merkmale 2 Geschichte 3 Wichtige Bands 4 Wichtige Werke nach Visions …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tamás Erdélyi — Tommy Ramone, eigentlich Tamás Erdélyi (* 29. Januar 1949 in Budapest, Ungarn) war Schlagzeuger der Punkrock Band Ramones und ist das letzte überlebende Mitglied aus der Gründungszeit der Band. Erdélyi ist unter seinem bürgerlichen Namen auch für …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thomas Erdelyi — Tommy Ramone, eigentlich Tamás Erdélyi (* 29. Januar 1949 in Budapest, Ungarn) war Schlagzeuger der Punkrock Band Ramones und ist das letzte überlebende Mitglied aus der Gründungszeit der Band. Erdélyi ist unter seinem bürgerlichen Namen auch für …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tommy Ramone — während einer Autogrammstunde im Jahr 2008 Tommy Ramone, eigentlich Tamás Erdélyi (* 29. Januar 1949 in Budapest, Ungarn) ist der Gründer und war Schlagzeuger und Musikproduzent der US amerikanischen Punkrock Band Ramones. Er ist das letzte üb …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Indie rock — En este artículo se detectó el siguiente problema: Carece de fuentes o referencias que aparezcan en una fuente acreditada. (algunos parámetros de esta plantilla se encuentran en blanco) Por favor …   Wikipedia Español