Michael Bearpark: guitars, pedals, loops and feedback
Andrew Ostler: synthesizers, laptop, processing, woodwind & reeds
Darkroom are a UK-based duo, originally formed to provide a live film festival soundtrack on which their debut album Daylight (released on the 3rd Stone label in 1998) was based.
Guitar but not guitar; synthesizers but not keyboards – Darkroom’s music starts with improvisation and a distinctive approach to sound design, followed by disciplined editing and stop-motion studio craft. By turns beautiful and beautifully ugly, theirs is a very human music that always sounds “played” not “programmed”, despite the technology that's essential for producing it.
Michael is also guitarist for No-Man, Tim Bowness, Henry Fool and Pedaltone, among others, appearing both live and on studio recordings. He's also a Professor of Computational Chemistry.
Andrew runs music software and hardware company Expert Sleepers, specialising in the integration of computers and analogue, particularly modular, synths.