Battles features Ian Williams, a leader in guitar
experimentations of the past 10 years as he fronted DON CABALLERO
and STORM AND STRESS, John Stanier, the Swiss timing machine behind
the kit, formerly of HELMET and currently in TOMAHAWK, David
Konopka of the Boston/Chicago phemononom LYNX and Brooklyn-based
avant-guard composer Tyondai Braxton.
Modified Toy Orchestra
Brian Duffy has been a stalwart of the circuit-bending scene for a
number of years now. He set the bar pretty high for the MTO, his
remit was only to use discarded kid’s keyboards and talking toys to
modify and circuit bend them beyond their original capabilities.
Making perfect pop songs from imperfect instruments.
This year sees a new incarnation of the orchestra, and consists of Lawrence (Pram), Darren
Joyce (DOTB) Mike Johnston (Plone, Mike in Mono) Joe Leach and Chris Plant.