Read Martin Bisi's official blog at: Blurt Magazine
Martin Bisi, a New York indie rock performer and record producer has been at a crossroads of indie/punk, avant garde, noire/cabaret rock, and electronic music since the early 80's. In his live performances he combines indie rock songs with theatrical story-telling and unique sound layering that can be ambient and spacious, as well as beautifully chaotic - an '80's New York art-rock original.
Bisi began his story in the downtown-meets-uptown scene of New York in the late 70's, where hip hop from The Bronx coexisted with avant garde experimentalism, the punk/glam of CBGB's, New Wave art-rock, and aggressive, nihilistic No Wave. In this world Bisi met Brian Eno who helped him start a recording studio in 1981. He has since realized albums by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, The Dresden Dolls, Herbie Hancock's Rockit, Boredoms, Helmet, White Zombie, Cop Shoot Cop, Jon Spencer's Boss Hog, Material/Bill Laswell, Foetus, Serena Maneesh and others. In his own band, Martin Bisi, uses a revolving group of musicians, and plays guitar and sings.In the last 2 years he has released a full-length album, Sirens Of The Apocalypse, and a digital-only EP, Son Of A Gun, which features guests Bill Laswell, Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls, and Bob D'Amico (Fiery Furnaces, Sebadoh) Martin Bisi's regular collaborators are DJ Butterface, Shawn Setaro, Billy Atwell, Brian Viglione, Ajda Snyder, John Keith and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi Music Video for "Drink Your Wine" - from Son Of A Gun EP
Interview about making the Sirens Of The Apocalypse album - artwork and creative process
Music video from Sirens Of The Apocalypse - CD
Live at Northside Festival, Brooklyn