sanso-xtro is melissa agate:
Her debut album 'Sentimentalist' was released on Type records in 2005 with influences as far reaching as her musical ambition melissa takes well informed references from avant jazz, folk, avant rock and experimental electronic works.
Primarily inspired by the nature and landscapes of her Australian upbringing, sunrise, sunset, heatwaves and also from a life-changing move to British shores, Sentimentalist is deeply reflective and unashamedly visual. Subtle analogue experimentations and brave acoustic instrumentation.
After a long stay in London melissa returned to South Australia to touch base, swim in the Southern Ocean and awake to the sound of kookaburras whilst writing and recording her second album 'Fountain Fountain, Joyous Mountain' which was released on Digitalis in 2011.
Fountain Fountain, Joyous Mountain is an immediately hypnotising, carefully controlled chaos bubbling with texture, eerie synthesizers, percussive guitar, rumbling free avant drums and delicate vocals. An audio representation of the movements between sunrise and sunset.
sanso-xtro has toured extensively throughout Europe and performed at numerous festivals in Australia, Europe, Japan and the USA including Decibel, EME, Trollofon, NODE.
She is currently living in New York City, working on her third album.