Black Lesbian Fishermen are an international ambient/drone/experimental collective based in Athens and Evia. Between them they have been involved with many projects – Anvil Salute, Coil, Current 93, Eyeless In Gaza, Nurse With Wound, Spires That In The Sunset Rise, Whitehouse, Z’ev – to name a few. Black Lesbian Fishermen, however, stand alone as a mind-blowingly impressive psych band with a distinctive, transportive & ritualistic sound.
NIKOS FOKAS (Gr)
Modular Synth, Keyboards, Treatments, Tepaphon
Athens based musician and sound designer, currently playing with Vault of Blossomed Ropes. His solo album, ‘The Eternal Creak Of The Icebreaker’ was recently released on Germany’s ‘Midira’ label.
R LOFTISS (USA)
Bowed Guitar, Vox, Glass Flute, Synth
described as “…a cohesive vision of folk, classical and experimental styles…” by The Unbroken Circle and “totally original and…absolutely haunting” by New York Music Daily, R Loftiss releases music as ‘The Gray Field Recordings’.
STRATIS SGOURELLIS (Gr)
Stratis started in punk rock and psychedelia, moving on to funk, jazz and improvisation. He is a member of Vault Of Blossomed Ropes. Currently he is experimenting with electronic sounds.
ALAN TRENCH (UK)
Guitar, fx, Vox, Synth
Alan Trench has been involved in experimental/left field music since the founding of World Serpent Distribution in the early 90s; his current projects include Howling Larsons & Temple Music. Brainwashed found ‘…ritualistic drone, String Band like avant-folk, and moments of blistering krautrock assaults…’
STELIOS ROMIALADIS (Gr)
Founder of LÜÜP, of whose album ‘The Canticles Of The Holy Scythe’ Metal Temple said: Darkness is sweeping across the land, as blood rituals are performed in the name of those you dare not speak of…’
Black Lesbian Fishermen – ‘Ectopic Apiary’ 2015 (cryptanthus)
Re-released on Reverb Worship 2015
BLF also appear on releases from The Hermetic Library & Sombre Soniks