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Personnel - Bill Byrne and Suzanne Byrne

Bill Byrne is an internationally exhibited multimedia
visual artist who performs wildly experimental electronic
and noise music as The Painful Leg Injuries, with his wife

The Painful Leg Injuries are about a pure love of sound. Bill combines field recordings, homemade electronics, circuit bent toys and keyboards, classic video game sounds, warped old trumpets, guitars and accordians. He uses unusual techniques including gathering audio data from file conversions of his visual art, and sampling everday sounds on his cell phone. Suzanne plays lovely cellos drones adding a classical sense of beauty. The result is a wall of sound that is aggressive, pretty, alein and comforting. At times it will recall sci-fi and horror sound tracks and at other times droney world music.

Byrne’s compositions display a structure that channels his influences into an ulikely mix. The Painful Leg Injuries merge noise music of Wolf Eyes or the Vibracathedral Orchestra, with the pop ambience of Fennesz and Boards of Canada. Byrne believes that cacophony needs to be earned giving dynamic twists which either build to a shift or take a sudden unexpected turn.

Live, the Painful Leg Injuries deliver a wide variety of
dynamic sounds. Bill performs a plate-spinning act of playing his laptop, Gameboy, trumpet, xylophone, circuit bent toys, his Tincanjo (a homemade guitar of sorts, made from an aluminum peanut can and Suzanne’s broken cello strings), ipod, while Suzanne’s cello drives the kaleidescope of sound forward. They include Byrne’s animation video art as part of their live performances.

They’ve recently released their second album If The Devil’s In The Details Than How Many Details Can You Fit Upon A Match? on OKS Recordings of North America, the label Byrne runs with longtime collaborator Jonah Goldstein. They’ve also released a 3” CD-R on Hong Kong’s Lona Records called The Quicker Are The Encumbered. In late 2007 they will be releases full length album as a free download with the label Noise Joy, The Forever Ending Revolutions On Autopilot. Since 2005, the Painful Leg Injuries have been releasing new music weekly as part of the Painful Leg Injuries Podcast available for free on iTunes.

The Painful Leg Injuries are currently based in Austin, Texas. All of their releases are available at and iTunes.

In 2006, Bill and Suzanne released fifteen compositions as part of the Men In White Coats compilation. They also are planning a two new albums, a free download collection of four long-form compositions called The Forever Ending Revolutions on Autopilot for the Noise Joy label out soon, and new full length on OKSRNA for early 2008, The Anomaly That Gotten The Better of Me.

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