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electronic, industrial, techno
Band members:Oliver Chesler
Biography:The Horrorist, Oliver Chesler is one of the best known and loved electronic musicians.
Recording since 1989 he and has released over 70 12" singles and 2 full length albums. In 2001 he had a Number 1 hit on the German Dance Charts (DDC) with the song "One Night in NYC" and in 2004 his album "Manic Panic" went to Number 1 on the German Alternative Chart (DAC). The scope of his music catalog is huge and he has recorded for every major label (Universal, Sony, Koch, etc...) and all the best known techno labels (Tresor, Industrial Strength, Neue Heimat, etc..). The Horrorist has worked with the biggest names in techno including Chris Liebing, The Hacker, Tony Rohr, Marc Acardipane, John Selway, Frankie Bones, Adam X, and more have all remixed and produced with The Horrorist.
Although dance orientated most of his songs have vocals and usually progress to a cresendo at or near the end. The writer of many music books and NY newspaper columnist of the Village Voice, Simon Reynolds called Oliver Chesler "My favorite contemporary American singer-songwriter...". A wide range of influences from Depeche Mode to Johnny Cash factor into Chesler's song writing manifesting into a completely original sound. His ability to make song structured music work on the dance floor is a big key to his success. His vocal technique is quite original and unique. He also refuses not to stick in one genre so on any given record expect s tyles from electro, ebm, techno, to synthpunk/hardcore.