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AARON TURNER

Aaron Turner is a musician and artist. Most recognized for his role as guitarist/vocalist for post-metal band Isis, he has also participated in projects such as House of Low Culture, Jodis, Old Man Gloom, etc. He has collaborated with artists such as Masami Akita, Stephen O'Malley, Tim Hecker, Justin Broadrick, Daniel Menche, James Plotkin and others. Over two decades, Turner's appearances have ranged from basements to international festivals and museum/galley spaces. His work has been informed by a lifetime involvement with underground metal and hardcore, often materializing in highly abstracted forms utilizing processes of electro-acoustic exploration, improvisation and longform composition. In addition to his musical projects, Turner is the founder/art director of Hydra Head Records label, focused on releasing heavy and experimental music. More recently, Turner co-founded SIGE Records with partner Faith Coloccia, to publish their own works as well as that of their frequent collaborators. Current projects include Thalassa (w/William Fowler Collins), live and studio work with his band SUMAC, and continued performances/recordings with Mamiffer and Old Man Gloom.

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