Ectogram were a Welsh band from Bangor, United Kingdom.

Ann Matthews and Alan Holmes were previously members of Welsh language post-punk band Fflaps between 1987 and 1993, touring Europe, releasing three LPs, and recording two John Peel Sessions during that time. When the band's drummer Jonny Evans left in 1993, they recruited old friend Maeyc Hewitt and morphed into the quite different sounding Ectogram.

The band initially recorded two singles for the small Welsh independent label, Atol, before being signed to the more well-known Ankst label, for whom they recorded an album and two EPs. When that label dissolved in 1998, Ectogram stayed with Ankstmusik, the label set up by one of the former Ankst partners.

Their music combines conventional rock elements such as repetitive rhythms and vocal melody with atonal discord and improvisation. Their style has been influenced by bands such as Sonic Youth, Faust, Pere Ubu, My Bloody Valentine and Acid Mothers Temple.

All three members of Ectogram were also members of the experimental rock supergroup The Serpents, who released an album on the Ochre label in 1999.

During 2005, Ectogram played a series of gigs with krautrock group Faust, at times joining them on stage for a collaborative performance, and in 2012 they acted as a backing band for a performance by ex - Can member Damo Suzuki.

Drummer Maeyc Hewitt died of cancer 2 October 2015 and the band's website suggested that this was possibly the end of Ectogram as a band.


Ectogram Discography Tracks


Ectogram I Can't Believe It's Not Reggae! (Album) Ankst UK 1996 Sell This Version
Ectogram All Behind The Witchtower (Album) Ankstmusik UK 2000 Sell This Version
OCH048 Füxa Versus Ectogram Füxa Versus Ectogram - Füxa Versus Ectogram(CD, MiniAlbum) Ochre Records OCH048 UK 2001 Sell This Version
ANKST CD100 Ectogram Tall Things Falling(CD, Album) Ankstmusik ANKST CD100 UK & Ireland 2002 Sell This Version
ANKST 115 Ectogram Electric Deckchair(2xCD, Album) Ankstmusik ANKST 115 UK & Ireland 2005 Sell This Version
PURE 02 Ectogram Concentric Neckwear(LP, Album, Ltd) Pure Pop For Now People PURE 02 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
KLANGBAD 34 Ectogram Fluff On A Faraway Hill(CD, Album) Klangbad KLANGBAD 34 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
none Ectogram, Klaus Kinski (2) Ectogram, Klaus Kinski (2) - Split CD(CDr, Album, S/Edition) Giant Hammer none UK 2007 Sell This Version
Ectogram Exo-Celestial Turquoise Coal Germany 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ATOL 01 Ectogram Spio Trwy Tylla EP(7", EP) Atol ATOL 01 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Ectogram Spoonicon E.P. (EP) Ankst UK 1995 Sell This Version
ATOL 03 Ectogram Mary(7") Atol ATOL 03 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Ectogram Eliot's Violet Hour (Maxi) Ankst UK 1997 Sell This Version
100GM-21 Ectogram / Flowchart Ectogram / Flowchart - Stolen Ecstasy 45 Chapter Four(7") 100 Guitar Mania Records 100GM-21 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
OCHPRO003 Ectogram / The Land Of Nod Ectogram / The Land Of Nod - Spitsbergen Part 4 / Spiral(7", Promo) Ochre Records OCHPRO003 UK 1998 Sell This Version
OCH019 Ectogram Spitsbergen(10", EP, Ltd) Ochre Records OCH019 UK & Ireland 1998 Sell This Version


ANKST 074 Ectogram Svalbard(Cass, Promo) Ankst ANKST 074 UK 1998 Sell This Version
OCH038 Ectogram Evanescence(Lathe, 8", Ltd) Ochre Records OCH038 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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