Von Wildenhaus is led by guitarist Ben von Wildenhaus (ex-Federation X, Juanita Family), who has spent time in both NYC and Washington State. Wildenhaus' style has been compared to Marc Ribot and Jim Campiglongo. New York Music Daily calls it “deep noir.” Spin describes his music as “a tight confluence of meditative anti-shredding.” He has two albums, Great Melodies From Around (Riot Bear, 2011), and Ben von Wildenhaus II (GLOBOS, 2015).
VON WILDENHAUS presents the lead singer Amanda Bloom backed by the saxophonist Jon Sampson (Bar Tabac), the drummer Andru Creature (Lonebird, Sugar Sugar Sugar, Reeks and Wrecks), and the bassist Aaron Harmonsen (Evening Bell).
Guitarist Ilyas Ahmedʼs songs exist in a sublime moment of suspended animation, calmly dwelling in between modes of music making both timeless and contemporary – deeply imbued with stillness and peace.