Bocctahne

Biography

Pronounced Vusstanya, Bocctahne were a three piece on David Khan’s kRkRkRk label who existed between 1999 and late 2000, comprised of Khan, Megan Gallacher and Ed Wilson.

Emphasizing group dynamics & spontaneity, the trio combined lush, abstract vocal harmonies with a traditional blend of bass, guitar & piano-organ sounds.

The resulting music had some song/lyric features – but, in general, Bocctahne were happy to relax the more stringent requirements of songwriting in order to maximize space & atmosphere.

Mesmerizing & repetitive, their simple & melodic arrangements were more songlike sketches than songs proper – delicate, ephemeral & tantalizingly unresolved.

– kRkRkRk Records

Members

  • David¬†Khan (Keyboards/Vocals, 1999 – 2000)
  • Megan Gallacher (Bass/Vocals, 1999 – 2000)
  • Ed Wilson (Guitar/Vocals, 1999 – 2000)

Discography

  • Slighted (1999,¬†kRkRkRk, KRK099)

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Mig-21

Another in the long line of Dave Khan’s many bands, Mig-21 are his current 4-piece featuring Mikel Goodwin, Ed Wilson and J-Mz Robinson – all of whom have featured in previous KRKRKRK projects, such as Leonard Nimoy and Bocctahne.

Very much a pop-rock project with some industrial noise and avant-rock underpinnings, Mig-21 combine smooth, melodic bass playing & electronic rythms (utilising custom-made sampled sounds) with harsh, biting, free-form guitar work & multi-layered vocals riding upon a wave of distortion and delay.
Although not as deadly serious as some earlier KRKRKRK projects, there are punk-rock, political overtones in the group’s music – suitably corrupted by a generation x nihilism and disenchantment.
From KRKRKRK‘s website

Discography (picks in bold)

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