Abney Park have picked up their bad musical habits, scoundrelous musicians, and anachronistically hybridized instruments from dozens of locations and eras that they have visited in their travels and thrown them into one riotous dervish of a performance. Expect clockwork guitars, belly dancers, flintlock bassists, middleastern percussion, violent violin, and Tesla powered keyboards blazing in a post-apocalyptic, swashbuckling, Steampunk musical mayhem.
Taking its name from the works of 19th Century author Jules Verne, Vernian Process is a Darkwave band founded by Joshua A. Pfeiffer that creates music themed around Victorian scientific romance, and its 20th century equivalent steampunk (lovingly dubbed "Steamwave" by the band). Josh began working on music under the name Vernian Process in winter of 2003. He released a number of home-made downloadable albums over the next 4 years, and is currently working with Martin Irigoyen on their first official album "Behold the Machine" to be released in Spring 2009. Live they are joined by Erica Mulkey (aka. Unwoman) on Cello, and rotating members on various instruments. They are one of the many 19th Century influenced bands found at www.gildedagerecords.com.
San Francisco's Unwoman is a solo cellist/singer/composer/producer who has also performed with Voltaire, Rasputina, Attrition, Jill Tracy, Stripmall Architecture, and fellow Steamcon™ guests Vernian Process. Her cello-based darkwave, with its cabaret and folk elements, draws comparisons to Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer, and Imogen Heap. She has released three full-length albums and a new EP entitled Trouble. Unwoman's musical goal is to combine the best elements of both past and future into timeless songs representing struggles for love, knowledge, and independence.
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