Seven Words is Paul Adams, an English singer songwriter based in the South East of the England. After his involvement in various electronic musical projects in and around the North East of England, Paul moved South to pursue a solo career. Throughout the 90's the 'Seven Words' sound matured becoming more insightful and personal culminating in the year 2000 CD release the critically acclaimed and well received debut album 'a flawed paradigm'. Seven Words are now on their fourth studio album with Hand Held Halo Productions.
The band was formed in 1986, a classically influenced synthesizer project. Following a shakeout in direction, the project was named Gebrauche-Musik, representing a reinvention of style and musical focus of the group, which turned their attention to the songs delivered by the electronics rather than the other way around. Through the 90's, the group developed a unique format for expression that embraced the technology, and today, continues with the ongoing evolution of that style.
"Indelible Scars", the Synthpop/Futurepop/EBM project of "Hand Held Halo Productions" founder Neil Houldridge.
"Indelible Scars" is a cathartic exploration into the darker side of the human condition.
Frankie Perez, the man behind the electronic music collaboration Seratonal, has written and worked with many vocalists since the project's musical inception. Most recent collaborations include both Paul Adams of Seven Words and Debbie Houldridge of Hand Held Halo. The music combines a powerful blend of contemporary electronica and strong melodic structure. Frankie has worked in both music technology and the performing arts for a number of years with song writing styles ranging from commercial synthpop to highly structured performance pieces. Seratonal is a project born out of continual collaboration and musical invention. Click here for more information and audio.
A UK based synthpop duo and founding members of Hand Held Halo Productions. A strong songwriting ethos and the impressive vocal prowess of Debbie Houldridge combine to produce the distinctive contemporary electropop sound that is Hand Held Halo.
Sergei Spool the musical inspiration and driving force behind "s.p.u.l" actually started his musical odyssey as a drummer in various Russian Thrash Metal groups. In the mid 90's realising that this musical format had a limited shelf life in Russia he began to explore other musical forms including new wave, post punk and even funk. This exploration evolved into a passion for the musical style for which he felt most affinity...electronic music. By Summer 2000 s.p.u.l's sound had evolved into the rich and atmospheric soundscape that can be heard on "Siding".
A Canadian based electronic music project producing well-worked and thoughtful electropop. Bob Hanley and Eric Klaver are the core components of the Canadian based project Invisible College who produce well-worked and thoughtful pop music in an electronic medium for a world that is constantly rediscovering the beauty and excitement of electronic music.
The truly unique German electronic musician Michael Kieckbusch developed a highly innovative and intoxicating style of "noise on the floor" (trittschall) in the late 90’s amalgamating the authentic sound of early electronic music with contemporary industrial dance and trance. He later went on to form the highly regarded German synthpop band “Absorber”.
Joni Kivi's first flirtations with music began in 1989 when he began playing guitar. In 1996 his musical emphasis changed as he began experimenting with electronic music and tracker composing. Joni's natural affinity for electronic music eventually led to the formation of "Phear". Further additions of hardware from 1998 onwards have helped evolve and hone Phear's now reputed club/trance sound.
Intervox produce a captivatingly diverse blend of darkwave synthpop mixed with more contemporary electronica and drum'n'bass. Intervox a.k.a Jeff Harper has collaborated with many artists over the years including NukleoN, Paris By Air, Simulator and Except Europa as well as remixing tracks by Depeche Mode, Garbage, Lenny Kravitz, Frou Frou and Echoing Green. Jeff continues to explore an eclectic mix of musical styles in his ever evolving side projects.