Stars of the Lid

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Biography: Stars of the Lid is a duo 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 songs are largely 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. Their sound has been described as "divine, classical drone without the tedious intrusion of drums or vocals". Formed in Austin, Texas, in 1993, SOTL is composed of two members - Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie. McBride explained in an interview that the band's name refers to "your own personal cinema, located between your eye and eyelid", suggesting the colors and patterns one can see with closed eyes (either phosphenes...... (read more on Wikipedia)

Stars of the Lid on Youtube

Youtube Channel Subscribers:

693

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Stars of the Lid on Youtube

All-time Youtube Channel Views:

230972

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Stars of the Lid on Facebook

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0

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Stars of the Lid on Facebook

People 'talking about':

76

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Stars of the Lid on Twitter

All-time Twitter Followers:

3,524

(followers added in last week: 9)

Stars of the Lid on Shazam

All-time Trackers on Shazam:

3,894

(new trackers added in last week: 6)

Stars of the Lid on Spotify

All-time Trackers on Spotify:

41,938

(new trackers added in last week: 124)

Stars of the Lid on Spotify

Popularity on Spotify:

52/100

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Stars of the Lid on Deezer

All-time Trackers on Deezer:

3,244

(new trackers added in last week: 3)

Stars of the Lid on Bands in Town

Trackers on Bands in Town:

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Stars of the Lid on SongKick

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28,859

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Genre: Drone, Ambient, Minimalist

Labels: Kranky

Years Active: 1993 to present

From: Austin, Belgium

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