BIO

AS FAR AS WE CAN TELL, ALL THE INFORMATION HERE IS TRUE !

 

 

 

A BRIEF HISTORY

 

In early 1979, Samyul Vaddyllac arrived in Oklahoma City, Ok. with not a cent to his name. His intention was to start an experimental band with anyone who would play with him. You see, back in Salt Lake City where he was from, no one wanted to play the weird shit that he did. He started hanging out at a local dive next to a studio where his boyhood freind Michael McGee was engineering and producing local bands in an attempt to find artists for his new Cynykyl Records label. This is where he met Christian Verger and Monica Rhuhl. They decided to form a band and began jamming. One night, the three of them were trolling in a local drag queen bar called Tonys. This is when they met T20 Iogami and after several hours of discussion, invited him to join the band. After several weeks of playing together and writing a pile of songs, they decided to play their material for McGee, who instantly fell in love with their outlandish random sound. They were signed that very night. Their name comes from the random and unpredictable nature of the sub atomic particle which exists on several different levels at the same time.

They began recording immediately and after a couple months had dozens of songs recorded, all in the random manner in which they rehearsed. They would almost exclusively rehearse a song only once before recording and would often not allow each other to hear the others play while recording – much of the time only listening to a click track to keep them on time. They would never play the same song the same way twice. They would play any instrument available at the time in the studio. Sometimes the lyrics came first, sometimes the music. Live gigs were nearly impossible to book due to the style and outlandish manner of the performances. There were hundreds of recordings from this period of which very few still exist to this day.

In 1983, the band relocated to Austin, Tx. where they continued to record and do the occasional performance. In 1986 they again relocated, this time to Los Angeles. It was here that they play their infamous concert at the Stock Market one night where their projected images of war and nuclear disaster caused them to be banned from most of the venues in the area. They were able however to book a series of gigs at Club Lingerie where they would provide live music for underground erotic fashion shows. After a brief hiatus, they moved to San Francisco to record and perform at strip clubs and underground venues. They spent two years in Portland, Or. and three miserable years in Detroit, Mi. before relocating back to Salt Lake City in 2007. It was here that they really started to record at a breakneck pace. By this time, all material released was online only. Songs were still recorded after only one rehearsal, but structured tunes were the norm now because the band had been playing so long together, they understood how to do it.

Now, 36 years later the band is still together, still recording, and still finding more success with overseas fans than with domestic ones. They have won a number of international awards over the years, but here in the states are still referred to by various sources as the best band you have never heard of. In 2014, the band moved once again and now resides and records in San Diego, Ca. More to come. . . .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Christian Verger 2                                                                                                                   SAMYUL VADDYLLAC – VOCALS, FOUND DIALOG, SAX, FLUTES, BAGPIPES, HARMONICA

BORN: 1958 TOPAZ, UTAH

GREW UP ON A CONVERTED TURKEY FARM AND BEGAN WRITING POETRY AND SONGS AT THE AGE OF 6.

 

 

 mcgee4may2013CHRISTIAN VERGER – GUITARS, SITAR, VIOLIN, ERHU, eBOW

 BORN: 1954 BERLIN, GERMANY

GREW UP HANGING AROUND THE US ARMY BASES. MOVED TO THE US IN 1977. LOST TWO FINGERS ON HIS LEFT HAND WORKING IN THE OIL FIELDS

ruhl2MONICA RHUHL – DRUMS, PERCUSSION

BORN: 1961 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

HER PARENTS OWNED A SEX SHOP. MOVED TO THE US IN 1978 TO WORK AS A COCKTAIL WAITRESS AND BREAK INTO THE PORN INDUSTRY

 

iogami3T20 IOGAMI – SYNTHESIZERS, SEQUENCERS, PIANO, HARMONIUM

BORN: 1946 IN NAGASAKI, JAPAN

BORN A DWARF, HE MOVED TO THE US IN 1966 AND DECIDED TO BECOME A WOMAN. HE LATER CHANGED HIS MIND