Anomonous (Denman Maroney; Hyperpiano, Josh Sinton; amplified Contrabass Clarinet, Ben Miller; Tapes, Voice, found sound) formed in 2012. Their self-titled 2013 release is available for Download or CDR on Prom Night Records.
“As rugged as it is spare, the music of Anomonous often aligns itself with the confounding blends of MEV or AMM rather than anything in the traditional ‘creative music’ arc. Warbling, woody breath combines with warped piano-guts scrapes and icy melodic fragments from Maroney’s keyboard while a range of sampled and mixed sounds give a ghostly and unsettled sheen to the proceedings…. At times it can be difficult to discern what sonic imprints come from reeds and what come from electronics, as feedback and indeterminate glitches attach themselves to both Sinton and Miller, though the latter tends toward unsightly patchwork and ear-splitting harmonics.” _ Clifford Allen, New York City Jazz Record July 2013
Magnetic Tape Operatives' debut performance called for 4 humans, 10 tape machines and 5 amplifiers. They premiered their 18-minute composition Planet X; pre-recorded transitor radio, found sound, real-time tape manipulation and live internal feedback. No added electronics and No Apples thank you very much.Ben Miller: reel to reel, mono tape machine, microcassette
Ryan WalshL 4-track cassette deck, boom box
Evelyne Buhler: 4-track cassette deck, mono tape machine
Bond Miller: two stereo cassette decks
a PLANET X Studio/Live Cassette release is currently in orbit with an intended pre-2014 landing.
Hyperpianist Denman Maroney and Ben Miller are EXOPHILIA. The combined prepared and active manipulations of piano and guitar strings lends itself as extraterrestrial in nature. Their first official release is "Canalization"; a Live/Studio DVD/CDR release recorded and filmed by Orin Buck, mastered by Steve Berson at Total Sonic Media. EXOPHILIA's next performance is Friday Dec. 20th @ The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St. Brooklyn, NY 11211.
GANGLION first played together when Matt Weston and Ben Miller lived in Chicago. They reformed a decade later on the east coast. GANG LION is a collection of work from 1997 and 2010 - 100 copies only. Get them while they're hot.
M2 Ben Miller (prepared multiphonic guitar) and Roger Miller (prepared grand piano) is an extension of M3. Due to their conflicting tour schedules as well as living in different cities, M2 performances are rare. You can purchase "At Land's Edge" on Feeding Tube Records as Vinyl or Download.
...a creepy and wonderful piece of art that will more than likely inspire a mind-altering live experience."
bennmillerr sets up a wall of dense varying frequencies combining alto saxophone, feedback, analog synth, and tape deck abuse. He has toured the northeast and France in support of Travelling in the Dark and Call to Arms on Living Records.
Miller occasionally peforms solo guitar using almost no electronics. His 2011 "A Ripple in the Air" CDR release is a lethargic vacillation between so-called tonality and atonality with an occasional Song thrown in.
Contact Ben Miller at email@example.com