Stephanie enjoys working with a wide variety of musicians and instruments, which enables her to create her eclectic and other-worldly sound. Dark Arts has been favorably compared to such artists as Dead Can Dance, Harold Budd, Roger Eno, Angelo Badalamenti and Peter Gabriel. The Dark Arts release “Something Once Whispered to Cava” took 3 years to complete and it features the talents of Julie Fowells (Geraldine Fibbers) on violin, Joyce Rooks on cello, Raul Casillas and Biff Sanders on percussion, and the vocal talents of Cheryl Russell, Scotty Chapman, and Stephanie Payne. Stephanie wrote all the material and played all remaining instruments. Dark Arts is currently made up of Stephanie Payne on dulcimer, piano, percussion, flute and melodica (amongst other sound-making objects), Sharon Berman on accordion, ballophone, recorder and percussion, and Juan Wijngaard on hurdy gurdy, recorder, mouth harp, and percussion. “Cava” will take you on an emotional and visual journey to distant lands and mystical places. Official website: http://www.darkarts.net 2) Dark Arts are a four piece post-punk band from Australia, raised by a pack of wolves in the slums of Ballarat.
Members are Gabriel Strachan (keyboards, vocals), Samuel Sedgwick (drums, percussion), Oliver Nicholls (guitar, percussion), David Kent (bass guitar). 3) Dark Arts was a black metal recording project from Nelson, New Zealand. One demo was released in the summer of 2001. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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