B°tong Live CH 2013


Chris Sigdell is an experimental electronic musician. 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. He 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 has played more than 200 concerts in Europe, Russia, Canada and the USA, and has appeared at various experimental and industrial festivals like for instance: Ausklang (DE), Sinus Series (CH) , Shift (CH), Lab 30 (DE), Kildemose (DK), Zeit Für Lärm (DE), Unser Industrie (DE), Støy På Landet (N), Destroy All Artifacts (UK).

b°tong has released over 10 albums on labels like Drone Records (DE), Attenuation Circuit (DE), Noecho Records (UK) and Gears Of Sand (USA). b°tong is now signed to both Silken Tofu (B) and Greytone (I).