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Cordion members Tommy Jansen and Christopher Johansen are both from Oslo, Norway. They have since childhood been pretty obsessed with music, thus leading them into various musical projects seperately before they met in 1999 and originated this project. They soon hit their stride; by mixing acoustic elements (like strings, double bass, glockenspiel, accordion, melodica, harmonium, pots & pans and guitars) with electronic sounds and noise, they hope to push things forward musically in terms of expanding the genre.
Tommy plays all instruments, programming and treatments exept accordion,strings and double bass. Christopher sings and plays guitar (poorly :-). He is also a fabolous air drummer...
Musical influences varies from Opiate, Mùm, Arovane, Orchard, Fennesz, Björk and Boards of Canada, to stuff like Arvo Paert, Zbigniew Preisner, Astor Piazzolla and Tom Waits.
Live-setting consist of electronics, accordion, electric guitar, double bass, cello and vocals. (- from Beatservice's website)