Erkelens began his music career djing a nightclub
four nights a week and working at the campus radio
station in college. He moved to San Francisco after
graduation to launch Twitch Remix Service with Jim
Hopkins and Mike Werthiem. Twitch released edits
and remixes of underground dance tracks as two-record
sets as promotional tools for qualified disc jockeys.
released 15 vinyl albums, 10 cds, a string of 12"
singles and dj loop tools. Randall left Twitch to
form Spanky Music with Pierre. The two began remixing
and writing tracks in various genres. They released
"Dominatricks" as Spanky in 2000 and remixed
names such as Sasha, Underworld and Aphrodite. In
addition, the two composed a few tracks for television
commercials for AT&T, Coors Brewing Company,
Apple Computer and Orvis Fly Fishing. Randall is
also in the band eloquent.
their roots were in alternative/ synthpop/industrial,
Tristraum became their permanant home. Their first
song "Brilliant" was released on Intrapop
(Germany) as part of a Boytronic tribute album.
They eventually signed with Section 44 records to
release their debut album 'Gray'.
Norman owned his own mobile dj company and spun
at various clubs during college. He then founded
Threshold Sound and Lighting. Threshold designed
and serviced dj booths and dancefloor lighting for
a variety of nightclubs. He curently spins at a
local club Friday and Saturday nights.
at age 6, Krystyna Eller began her musical journey
with classical piano lessons. By the 5th grade,
she was studying both piano and trumpet and singing
in the choir. Despite her young age, she knew then
that music was going to be her life's passion. Throughout
junior and high school, Krystyna explored modern,
jazz, big band and classical music.
attended St.Olaf college to pursue classical trumpet. She
moved back to the piano, learned the harpsichord,
then finished college with a degree in organ. Krystyna
found her voice again along the way. Her voice
instructor convinced her that she wasn't just an
instrumentalist, but that she was also a vocalist. The
rediscovery of her voice was life changing. There
were 2 more years of graduate school, and during
her 10 years of playing professionally, she began
writing her own music outside of "work". Moving
from working with bands and collaborating with other
artists and musicians, she has finally emerged as
a solo performer.
musical tastes range from industrial to ethereal
soundscapes. Artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, David
Sylvian, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Thelonius
Monk, Dave Brubeck, Cocteau Twins, Skinny Puppy,
Peter Gabriel, and This Mortal Coil are a few of
her vast interests in music for the mind, body,
released their debut album 'Gray' in February of
2006 following a single 'Shiver' in 2004. 'First
Embrace' is their second single planned for March
2006. The band has appeared on dozens of compilations
and has been charted in the German DAC charts. The
band has already started working on their follow-up