Releases

Gaiatronyk cover art
Byzar - Gaiatronyk

CD: out of stock
2LP: out of stock
Download:
Incursions in Illbient cover art
Various artists - Incursions in Illbient

CD: out of stock
2LP: out of stock
Download:

 

Byzar

Links

. . . . .

Byzar (pronounced "bizarre") aren't quite a "band" in conventional terms. Instead, they're an amorphous collective centered on a core of a few members, who can add as many contributors as they feel are necessary. This cloud of musicians is held together by the flow of sounds between myriad inputs and outputs. Sampler, violin, turntables, drums and whatever else they want to bring in are rephased and rephrased by processor AK Atoms, behind the mixing board: they're the water, he's the channel. The creaks, pings, grinds and groans on Byngs from the B'yond Wythyn and Gaiatronyk recall the act of taking a power duster to a sampler: they're entropic, disturbing, and affecting. The set structure is, instead, no structure. Serene bells become hyper beeps. Beats that shift from chompy to brushy are untraceable to dub, drum 'n' bass or any other set rhythm methodology. Though spacy psychedelia is Byzar's starting point, the filter of layers and layters of circuitry shapes their music as wind shapes a snowdrift.

Byzar were featured on the cover of The Wire, December 1996, and they've been included in articles on NYC's Soundlab/Illbient underground in Option, the Village Voice, the Wire and Swing Magazine.