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Chris Sigdell is an experimental electronic artist. He developed a soft spot for early industrial textures and pioneering ambient soundscapes while cutting his teeth in cult industrial band NID (1995-2005). A mysterious and shadowy figure he has ended up assembling sounds of such chilling creepiness that it makes Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2 sound like a collection of sugar-coated lullabies. The sound of b°tong feels a lot like an agonizingly slow crawl through a dark tunnel where the dim light at the other end never gets closer.
b°tong builds an interesting body of work that moves in various directions at the same time. From dealings with ambient and isolationism on one hand and experimental music, ranging from the soft microsound end to the more engaging noise end, in a clever combination of ideas…
Since 2005 he’s played over 200 concerts all over Europe, Russia, Canada and the USA, has appeared at electronic and industrial festivals such as: Ausklang (Hamburg), Sinus Series (Basel) , Shift (Basel), Lab 30 (Augsburg), and Unser Industrie (Leipzig), and has released over 10 albums on labels like Drone Records (DE), Attenuation Circuit (DE), Verato Project (DE), Noecho Records (UK) and Gears Of Sand (USA). b°tong is now signed to Silken Tofu (B) & Greytone (I).