Mnemonists is a collective of avant garde musicians from Colorado, lead by Mark Debyshir and Bill Sharp. Their music is a crazy mixture of modern classical, experimental sounds, noise, industrial, avant garde and free jazz. Their releases were published by their own self-produced label Dys between 1981 and 1986. By 1985 the group had split off into separate groups for visual and audio work. From that time, Mnemonists operated only as a visual arts collective while the musical activity was taken over by a new group called Biota that featured a few of the musicians involved with Mnemonists as well as many new members. The two groups co-exist and share only a few members.

Mnemonists Discography


DYS 02 Mnemonists Some Attributes Of A Living System(LP) Dys DYS 02 US 1980 Sell This Version
DYS 03 Mnemonists Horde (Album) Dys DYS 03 US 1981 Sell This Version
DYS 10 Mnemonists Gyromancy (Album) Dys DYS 10 US 1984 Sell This Version
NOM25 Biota / Mnemonists Biota / Mnemonists - Musique Actuelle 1990(CD, Album) Anomalous Records NOM25 US 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Re X84 Mnemonists Nailed / Tic Rē Records Re X84 UK 1984 Sell This Version


DYS 01/02 Mnemonist Orchestra / Mnemonists Mnemonist Orchestra / Mnemonists - Mnemonist Orchestra / Some Attributes Of A Living System(2xLP, Comp) Dys DYS 01/02 US 1985 Sell This Version


DYS 06 Mnemonists Roto-Limbs(Cass) Dys DYS 06 US 1981 Sell This Version