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Elephant House
Elephant House

London-based Sino-Greek psychedelic drone combo Elephant House is Shenggy Shen on drums and vocals and Christos Fanaras on synths.

Shenggy Shen is the former drummer with China's first all-female punk band, Hang on the Box. She has since established herself as a noise artist, as a member of the avant-duo White (with Zhang Shou Wang from Carsick Cars) whose self-titled debut was produced by Blixa Bargeld. Her solo music has also been released on Noise Joy and Little Sound. Shenggy can also be found playing drums on the Masters 7" 'Rutger Hauer / Scatman Crothers' released on Adaadat.

Christos Fanaras follows in the Greek lineage of ambient pioneers, like Vangelis and Iasos, only with an emphasis on deep dark brooding soundscapes and space-age melancholia. He has recorded and released seven solo CD albums on his own imprint, Down Is Up, sometimes under the moniker Jack Shirt. Alongside M.K. Hauser, Christos is one half of the project Masters both having previously played together in the band Agaskodo Teliverek. He also recently collaborated with Mark Wagner on his audio/visual drone project Chosen Frequencies. Christos also played bass and synth in Mothlite, drums in hypnagogic anti-band Temper Temper. He has shared the stage with musicians such as Alexander Tucker, Charles Hayward, Adam Bohman, Carla Bozulich, Alex Ward and Steve Noble and with bands such as Die Munch Machine, Grumbling Fur and Sunday Mourning.