The EU adopts ArtSkool as a monetary standard
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Merging the Cybernetic East and Scandanavian schools of country music, Artskool turns in its acclaimed portfolio of intense and vigorous aural enigma. Drawing upon Middle Eastern philosophy and aesthetics in a deep and practical way, every movement in Artskool requires complete involvement of body, mind and spirit, and thus trains us to unify all aspects of their sound.
On guitar the iconic frontman, Fumbo, leads onlookers through eddies of post-grungecore (TM) arabesque, often receding behind a patented abstract real-time vocal science. Charging headlong into the crystalline digital darkness undergirding this virtua lament, Fumbo is joined by Norwegian born strings musician, Hedge, and French vocalist ZaZa 2600, as well as a host of voices from the land of the dead.
Joining forces in 1992, Hedge and Fumbo began seeking harmony with the natural world under the tutelage of Grand Master Haziz, the band's meme dropping savant and collage director. Trained in ice water and in art school, the Solzhenitsynesque Haziz presides over the combination of Soviet radio, Japanese advertising, and particle systems effects processing. Under his healing hand the Artskool canvas unfolds from dynasty to anarchy and back to the Nordic Feudalism of the followers of Hank Williams.
Artskool has shown its craft in New York, Paris and Oslo, drawing the attention of connoisseurs and philistines alike. Their third album, Millennium Fever, is soon to be released.
tapes available from: http://www.hc3music.com/
The Hedge plays E. Guitar on the first album.
M. Fumbo plays Electricore on the second album and Acousticore and voice on the new one.
The "other stuff" the H-Man plays is Korg MS-20, Crumar Spirit, Viscount R64, samples on the first album. The live gig was Atari ST running Intelligent Music RealTime, Mirage DSK running Triton SoundProcess and a Roland MT32 with new patches. Some moog, synthi and samples on the new album.
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Old Skool -> New Skool -> ArtSkool