Main

Real Name:
Robert Hampson
Profile:
Main (1991-1998) was formed by Robert Hampson and Scott Dawson in 1990. Both members had come from the band Loop (1985-1990). The initial imperative was to deconstruct the "iconic" form of guitars and place them in a different context and change their language. Surrounded by other sounds from field and close / contact mic recordings of found objects, these were then manipulated until the identifiable became unidentifiable. Gradually, since the departure of Dawson in 1996, the use of the guitar has appeared less and the field recordings have become much more the source of the Main sound.
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Main Discography Tracks

Albums

Main - Motion Pool album art Main Motion Pool (Album) Beggars Banquet US 1994 Sell This Version
BBQMCD 179 Main - Firmament III album art Main Firmament III(CD, Album) Beggars Banquet BBQMCD 179 UK 1996 Sell This Version
quantum102 Main - Sub Rosa Live Sessions > Paris June 1996 album art Scanner > Shea* > Main Scanner > Shea* > Main - Sub Rosa Live Sessions > Paris June 1996(CD, Album, Ltd) Sub Rosa quantum102 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
BBQMCD 196 Main - Deliquescence album art Main Deliquescence(CD, Album) Beggars Banquet BBQMCD 196 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BBQMCD 202 Main - Firmament IV album art Main Firmament IV(CD, Album) Beggars Banquet BBQMCD 202 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Main - Mort Aux Vaches album art Flying Saucer Attack / Main / White Winged Moth Flying Saucer Attack / Main / White Winged Moth - Mort Aux Vaches(CD, Ltd, Num) Mort Aux Vaches none Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
SR199 Main - 4 Parabolic Mixes album art Pousseur* - Main - Jeck* - Oval Pousseur* - Main - Jeck* - Oval - 4 Parabolic Mixes(2xCD) Sub Rosa SR199 Belgium 2001 Sell This Version
brombron 01 Main - AF_M album art Antenna Farm / Main Antenna Farm / Main - AF_M(CD, Album) Staalplaat brombron 01 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
K031 Main - Tau album art Main Tau(CD, Album) (K-RAA-K)³ K031 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
n00005 Main - Surcease album art Main Surcease(CD, Album, Ltd) N-REC n00005 France 2006 Sell This Version
Main - Ablation album art Main Ablation (Album) Editions Mego Austria 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Main - Hydra album art Main Hydra (EP, Single) Situation Two UK 1991 Sell This Version
SIT 89T Main - Calm album art Main Calm(12", EP) Situation Two SIT 89T UK 1992 Sell This Version
Main - Dry Stone Feed album art Main Dry Stone Feed (EP) Beggars Banquet UK 1993 Sell This Version
BBQ 19CD Main - Firmament album art Main Firmament(CD, EP, Ltd) Beggars Banquet BBQ 19CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
Main - Ligature Remixes album art Main Ligature Remixes (EP, Single) Beggars Banquet UK 1994 Sell This Version
Main - Firmament II album art Main Firmament II (EP) Beggars Banquet US 1994 Sell This Version
MAIN 1 Main - Core/Liquid Reflective album art Main Core/Liquid Reflective(7") Beggars Banquet MAIN 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MZKA07 Main - Coderays album art Main Coderays(7", S/Sided, Ltd, Num) Syntactic MZKA07 Austria 1995 Sell This Version
HERTZ 3 Main - Maser album art Main Maser(CD, EP) Beggars Banquet HERTZ 3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
HERTZ 2 Main - Terminus album art Main Terminus(CD, EP) Beggars Banquet HERTZ 2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
HERTZ 4 Main - Haloform album art Main Haloform(CD, EP) Beggars Banquet HERTZ 4 UK 1995 Sell This Version
HERTZ 1 Main - Corona album art Main Corona(CD, EP) Beggars Banquet HERTZ 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
HERTZ 5 Main - Kaon album art Main Kaon(CD, EP) Beggars Banquet HERTZ 5 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Main - Neper album art Main Neper (EP) Beggars Banquet UK 1996 Sell This Version