If carousels had this kind of music playing, I'd ride them more often
You want special sounding instrumental music?
You want something to spice up your listening experience?
You want something that is not firmly rooted in one style, but has its own unique sound?
Miasma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses started out with Daniel O'Sullivan and Dave Smith (of Guapo) and with them came Sara Hubrich (violin, viola) and Orlando Harrison (piano, keyboards, glockenspiel).
For their first album, Perils (2005, Web Of Mimicry), they also had David Ledden (bass) and guest flutist Sarah Measures.
Their 2007 EP, Manfauna, sees the same core lineup, except for a change of bassists to Leo Smee.
The music on Perils is cinematic, explorative, rhythmic and melodic; sometimes showing elements of Univers Zero and Magma, traces of folk and gypsy music and at other times reminiscent of Estradasphere's multi-genre excursions. It is not derivative, however, and has its own character. Wonderful albums to put on, relax with and enjoy.
Web Of Mimicry band page