Chessie

Stephen Gardner, Ben Bailes

Short biography of Chessie: Begun in 1993 as the project of Stephen Gardner from Arlington, VA, Chessie explores the physical, emotional, and aesthetic aspects of railways through sound. Gardner, who has worked for and traveled extensively on railways, processes his railroad experiences through various electro-acoustic production methods including analog tape techniques, acoustic instruments, and sequencer-less recordings.
Following two full length LP/CD's (Drop Beat's 1997's "Signal Series" and 1999's "Meet") and various singles, Gardner was joined full-time by Ben Bailes, a sound engineer and producer based in New York City, who has been listening intently to the world around him for as long as he can remember. The two started collaborating in 1998 while Gardner was recording "Meet", and came to enjoy working as a duo.

Also on the Web you may find Chessie by links below:
  1. http://www.chessiemusic.com
  2. http://www.myspace.com/chessie
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Approach Limited 4
mp3, CD
1996-09-00 Drop Beat Records
2 Meet 11
mp3, CD
1999 Drop Beat Records
3 Overnight 9
mp3, CD
2001-11-14 2nd Rec
4 Overnight 9
mp3, CD
2001 Plug Research
5 Overnight 9
mp3, CD
2001 Plug Research
6 Meet 11
mp3, CD
1999-11-00 Drop Beat Records
7 Signal Series 10
mp3, CD
1998-05-00 Drop Beat Records
8 Lost, Not Found 3
mp3, CD
2000 Plug Research
9 Signal Series 9
mp3, CD
1999-02-00 Drop Beat Records
10 Dual Mode 5
mp3, CD
2006-01-09 Lok Musik
11 Dual Mode 4
mp3, CD
2006-01-00 Lok Musik
12 Manifest 11
mp3, CD
2008 Plug Research
13 Signal Series 9
mp3, CD
1998 Drop Beat Records
14 Meet 11
mp3, CD
1999 Drop Beat Records

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