Neverwas (a.k.a. Christopher Cunningham, sync66, el peludo, Moribund Veneer, etc.) A Brief Biopsy: Born during the us-soviet spylane showdown of 1960, Neverwas grew up amidst the rising noise floor of the hyperactive American youth culture, and hit the ground running - directly into the belly of the early 1980's No wave and Downtown Punkfunk scenes of both American coasts. His lead guitar gig with James Chance (James White) and The Contortions (Blacks) began a twenty-Five year period of musical global voyaging, involving a multitude of subsequent groupings, pairings, and breakups. Although NYC was always the home country, his collaborations on stages and in studios with the likes of Marianne Faithfull, The Lounge Lizards, Gavin Friday, Boukman Eksperyans, Omar Farouk Tekbilek, Katell Keineg, The Golden Paliminos, Marshall Crenshaw, Richie Havens, and The Saqqara Dogs kept the time zones resetting while the languages on the billboards and street signs outside the van/plane/train/taxi /limo window constantly changed. In 1998, he released his first solo CD, 'Stories To Play,' which earned much critical praise and a Grammy nomination. In the early 1990's, he also began a continuing collaboration with cellist/composer Michelle Kinney, which has produced massive amounts of music, CD's, concerts, and voyages, as well as two fine children. Relocating their brood to the Twin Cities in 2002, he has continued to branch out further into composing for moving pictures, producing other artists, and adding laptop VJing to his long list of "axes of choice". His multimedia remix ensemble Improvised Explosive Device regularly detonate their experiments in area clubs and festivals. The music for the CD NEVERWAS was written and recorded over several years in a wide variety of locations, nations, and situations; from hotel rooms, jumbo jets, the middle of lakes, numerous basements and alleys, cornfields, and streetcorners, to balconies filling with jungle rain. This is urban/rural digital folk music, intended for your postnational and eventually posthuman future listening pleasure. May it keep your hardware hard, and your software soft.
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