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Bill Horist

Bill Horist
United States
Since moving to Seattle in 1995, Bill Horist has established himself as a noted improviser/composer/performer. In the past decade, he has appeared on over 40 recordings and has performed almost 700 concerts in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan and throughout the US. Bill has performed and/or recorded with Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, KK Null, Trey Gunn(King Crimson), Chris Cutler, Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), William Hooker, Trey Spruance (Mr Bungle/Secret Chiefs 3), Eugene Chadbourne, Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Amy Denio, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Steve Fisk, Anla Courtis (Reynols), Lesli Dalaba, Paul Hoskin, Thomas Dimuzio, Wally Shoup, Jessica Lurie, Mason Jones, Jeff Grienke, and Tucker Martine as well as members of Earth, The Boredoms and Larsen among others.
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Releases on file (13)
EchoTest — Daughter of Ocean EchoTest — Daughter of Ocean
(Bandcamp no#, 2019, CD / LP / DL)
Troot — Constance and the Waiting Troot — Constance and the Waiting
(Bandcamp no#, 2018, CD / DL)
Wally Shoup / Bill Horist / Paul Kikuchi — Chemical Language Wally Shoup / Bill Horist / Paul Kikuchi — Chemical Language
(New Atlantis Records NA-CD-027, 2015, CD)
Bill Horist — Mutei - Music for Davida Monk's Dream Pavilion Bill Horist — Mutei - Music for Davida Monk's Dream Pavilion
(Important Records IMPREC427, 2015, CD)
Bill Horist — The Signal Index Bill Horist — The Signal Index
(Ultramarine UM017, 2012, MC)
Secret Chiefs 3 — Satellite Supersonic Vol. 1 Secret Chiefs 3 — Satellite Supersonic Vol. 1
(Web of Mimicry WoM 039, 2010, CD)
Master Musicians of Bukkake — Totem Two Master Musicians of Bukkake — Totem Two
(Important Records IMPREC301, 2010, CD)
Marcos Fernandes / Bill Horist — Jerks and Creeps Marcos Fernandes / Bill Horist — Jerks and Creeps
(Accretions ALP-046 CD, 2007, CD)
Bill Horist — Lyric / Suite Bill Horist — Lyric / Suite
(Accretions ALP043CD, 2004, CD)
Paul Rucker — History of an Apology Paul Rucker — History of an Apology
(Jackson Street JSR005, 2003, CD)
Bill Horist & K.K. Null — Interstellar Chemistry Bill Horist & K.K. Null — Interstellar Chemistry
(Beta-lactam Ring mt037, 2002, CD)
Bill Horist — Songs from the Nerve Wheel Bill Horist — Songs from the Nerve Wheel
(Unit Circle Rekkids tUC066, 2000, CD)
Bill Horist — Soylent Radio Bill Horist — Soylent Radio
(Unit Circle Rekkids tUC045, 1997, CD)

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The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more

Scott Walker RIP – Noel Scott Engel, better known as Scott Walker, was one of the most intriguing and enigmatic musical figures in the second half of the 20th Century. His strange career started with The Walker Brothers, an American pop group that featured no one named Walker and no brothers. After moving to England in 1965, they had a series of hit singles. Scott's solo work started with Scott in 1967. Starting in the 80s, his work took an increasingly avant-garde turn. » Read more

Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more

Seaprog 2019 Lineup Almost Complete – The Seaprog festival in Seattle is scheduled for June 7-9 this year, and they've announced their lineup of performers. The revitalized Trettioåriga Kriget will cap Friday night, perennial favorites Marbin are on Saturday, and District 97 will finish off the fest on Sunday night. In support, they've booked a stellar variety of artists from the Northwest and around the world, including EchoTest, Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn, and the live debut of the amazing Troot project. » Read more

You Can Be Part of an Ambient Electronic Project – The Gesture of History is a new electronic project put together by Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Steve Roach, and violist Sam Shadow. The music started as an instrumental track Rosenthal was working on for a Black Tape album, but took on a life of its own and demanded further enhancements. The majority of the funds raised will go to manufacturing costs for LP and CD editions, as well as other items as detailed on the Kickstarter page. » Read more

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Present - C.O.D. Performance – This is the latest release from guitarist Roger Trigaux's post-Univers Zero project. Trigaux and son Reginald are the only musicians listed, both are credited with playing guitar, vocals, and...  (1995) » Read more

Randone - Nuvole di Ieri, Ricordi & Hybla Act 1 – Oddly enough, for their first release on Electromantic, Randone was a trio: Nicola Randone on vocals and guitar (who had previously released material under his full name); Marco Crispi on lead guitar,...  (2006) » Read more

Mashu - Elephants in Your Head? – Hugh Hopper’s penchant to seek the unobtrusive collaboration results in another crystal of a project. This improvising trio is based on your typical guitar, bass and percussion scenario, except...  (2001) » Read more

Som Nosso de Cada Dia - Live '94 – When the band reformed to record "O Guarani" for use as a bonus track for the Snegs reissue, who would have thought a live tour of Brazil would have been the result? Those results were...  (1997) » Read more

Algaravia - Breve e Interminável – The title of the first track, "Crimsoniana," ought to give you an idea as to this new band's sound, but it doesn't tell the whole story. Algaravia's line-up consists of two...  (1997) » Read more

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