Defibrillators came to the attention of TBR through a music forum at bangthebore.org. Co-founder of the site, Seth Cooke, is also the percussionist in this impressive duo and he gave us this bio of his band:
"Defibrillators combine live drums with a range of homemade electronics, circuit bent devices and a repurposed Nintendo Wii remote.
They formed in March 2008 at The Croft in Bristol when Seth Cooke and Anton Maiof started chatting over a cigarette outside the Merzbow, Flowers/Corsano Duo and Carlos Giffoni concert playing that night. The plan was to form an improvising duo that would be more flexible and spontaneous than other bands the two had played in previously.
Seth plays drums, cymbals, crotales, gongs, the bowl of a stainless steel waste disposal sink and assorted electronics. Anton plays keyboards, homemade devices and manipulates pre-recorded and live sampled real-time audio via his laptop and a Nintendo Wii remote. Both provide electronically treated vocals.
Defibrillators’ self-titled debut album was recorded in February 2009 at Shiftworks Studios in London, UK by Ellis Gardiner and produced by Anton Maiof. It was assembled from two days’ worth of planned, unplanned and badly planned studio improvisations."