Cosmic Analog Ensemble
Charif Megarbane, founder and songwriter of the band Heroes & Villains is the Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Whether with live instruments or with old samplers, Megarbane writes, produces and mixes all the material on his own. CAE's releases are the result of hours of improvisation recorded with basic analog equipment across the globe. It can be described as library music, in reference to the abstract, obscure instrumentals of the 60's-70's. In that sense, the Cosmic Analog Ensemble cannot be pigeonholed: the only constant is the grit and the rawness.