Stars of the Lid Artist Profile | AAE Music
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Years Active: 1993–present
11.5MScrobers
355.7KListeners

Stars of the Lid are a band specializing in drone-based ambient music. They list among their influences minimalist and electronic composers such as Arvo Pärt, Zbigniew Preisner, Gavin Bryars, and Henryk Górecki, as well as Talk Talk (both bands have tracks named "Taphead"), post-rock artists Labradford, and ambient innovator Brian Eno.

Their music largely consists of beatless soundscapes, composed of droning, effects-treated guitars along with piano, strings, and horns; volume swells and feedback fill the gap of rhythmic instruments, providing dynamic movement within the songs.

Formed in Austin, Texas in 1993, the band has two members — Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie. Both have released solo material, the former under his own name and the latter under the The Dead Texan alias.

Their 2001 album, a double-LP named The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid, was released to generally positive reviews. The follow up, Stars of the Lid and Their Refinement of the Decline, another double-disc album, was again released on Chicago's revered Kranky Records—the label's milestone 100th release—on April 2nd.

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Stars of the Lid performs electronic, ambient, rock music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Stars of the Lid for your event, Please Contact. Stars of the Lid has more than 355.7K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  The Dead Texan, Tim Hecker, Aix Em Klemm, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Eluvium, William Basinski, Loscil, Christina Vantzou, Biosphere, Celer . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Stars of the Lid for an upcoming event.

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