Landscape Body Machine is an electronic Vancouver band with a hybrid sound
of equal parts ambient, dance, industrial & techno. Politically and
socially minded work, LBM is noted for energetic and passionate live
performances which are an exception rather than the norm for most
electronic-based artists, where most of the action usually takes place
hidden away from sight in front of banks of computers and synthesizers.
Influenced by many forms of electronic music such as the likes of Depeche
Mode, Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Orbital,
acid house, ambient, trance, and goa., LBM
has delivered a wide array of music ranging from moody soundscapes to
blitzkrieg dance beats, all tied together with themes intended to provoke
further socio-political awareness since it's inception in 1992.
As a sound designer, composer and arranger Huxtable produced numerous film
soundtracks including Vancouver film maker Patrick Harrison's Armed Rabble films including "Freeworld" and "Map of a Restless Northwest" for the CBC. His music has been featured in many video games including Mad Genius' "Gunmetal" and
Steven Speilbergs' "Artifical Intelligence".
Landscape Body Machine has played the West Coast constantly over the past 13
years sharing the stage with such acts as Front Line Assembly, Moev,
Covenant, Funker Vogt, Snog, Gridlock, KMFDM and more. His connections to the Frontline Assembly camp resulted in being FLA's support act on their 2002 show in Vancouver, standing in for Rhys Fulber on FLA's Artificial Soldier tour and writing the opening track "Illicit Dreams" on Noise Unit's Voyeur album (2005).
As well as being a prolific remixer, LBM has collaborated with a wide array
of artists and personalities, from bands like Noise Unit and Fidgital to Dr. David Suzuki and Noam Chomsky.
Craig Joseph Huxtable Musician / Composer / Management