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About A Rebours

Elmira, NY

À Rebours is a musical dream-machine fueled by a combination of several different genres--goth, shoegaze, darkwave, electro, and hard rock--all colliding under a dark, melancholy umbrella. Aiming to extend beyond the borders of genre, this pastiche of many elements creates something familiar, but creatively unique for the listener. À Rebours is a message from outer space, a Victorian Romance, a walk through 20's Berlin, a haunting, a dark rock epic, a Tesla experiment, and an overcast day all in one.

The creative mind behind À Rebours is Ian Stone, a lifelong artist and musician. Having bounced from one band to another throughout the nineties, all populated with flaky musicians, aimless ideas and nonexistent goals, Ian struck out on his own in 2003 and formed À Rebours (French for "Against the Grain"). Signed to Final Joy Records out of Phoenix, AZ in 2006, À Rebours' debut album, "Vanish" was released in Sept. of 2007 and has received critical acclaim in both goth and rock circles for its mix of spooky, dreamlike ambience, progressive songwriting, creative lyrics and fresh guitar playing. Songs from Vanish have received airplay all over the world. Have you "Vanished" yet?

À Rebours has recently joined forces with Ryan Holmes, an accomplished jazz/prog rock bassist. His techincal dexterity, musical training and tasteful technique has brought the music up to another level altogether. À Rebours simply MUST be seen live...hope to see you there!

In addition to playing live as much as possible, Ian and Ryan are hard at work on a second À Rebours album, slated for a 2009 release.

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