- Luke Wyland and Dana Valatka
AU is the work of multi-instrumentalist Luke Wyland. Begun back in 2005 while finishing up his degree from the Massachussetts College of Art and moved across the country to find its roots in the thriving community of Portland, OR. It's now a working live band with an ever changing roster of players that currently includes Dana Vlatka on drums (Jackie-O_Motherfucker, Mustaphamond)- and has been blessed by the help of Jonathan Sielaff (Parenthetical Girls, Nick Jaina), Mark Kaylor (Hamor of Hathor, CexFucx), Becky Dawson (Saw Whet, Ah Holly Fam'ly) and Sarah Winchester (A Weather) on it's recordings. It's sound is vast and "deftly treads a narrow bridge between the loose-associations of the backwoods freak-folk crowd and the more formalized concoctions of art-poppers like Brian Eno."