Guest Spotlight: Stoneburner

StoneburnerStoneburner is the solo project from Steven Archer that combines tribal fusion electronic dance music with experimental sounds. Steven Archer is a multi-faceted musician, artist, and writer. He is best known for his work with the electronic rock band Ego Likeness (Metropolis Records) as well as his abstract electronica project ::Hopeful Machines::. His music has been used in several feature sound tracks including the recent award-winning documentary Small Small Thing. He has also been commissioned to score a video for NASA on the upcoming OSIRIS-REx mission.

Stoneburner is his vision of the music and philosophy of Frank Herbert's "Dune" book series. It fuses traditional organic instruments and vocals from all over the world with modern electronic dance music in an attempt to tap into the books' technological-tribal aesthetic. His hope is that the project will do justice to the novel's vision of Arrakis and its warrior inhabitants. Live shows are intense and fluid, consisting of multimedia video projections and often incorporate tribal fusion belly dance troupes.

He has written and illustrated several books available on Amazon.com as well as freelance art for several publishers including Weird Tales magazine. His artwork and jewelry can be purchased from the Ego Likeness Etsy store.

More information can be found on the Ego Likeness website or on the Ego Likeness Wikipedia page.

See Stoneburner at TempleCon 2015 at:

Saturday, February 7th, 8:00PM-1:00AM, in the Rotunda
Byzantium: A Retro-Futurist Ball

Sunday, February 8th, 12:00AM-1:00AM, in The Rotunda
Live Music Performance: Stoneburner