Swiss/Swedish soundscape artist Chris Sigdell (former member of German cult industrial group NID) melts the boundaries between ambient electronics and musique concréte. Since the 2005 inception of his solo project B°TONG, he has toured in 24 countries, performed at such diverse and renown festivals as Audio Art Festival (PL), Bruitisme (F), Kildemose Festivalen (DK), Lab30 (D), Les Digitales (CH), Norberg Festivalen (S), PNEM Sound Art Festival (NL), Shift (CH), Støy På Landet (N), Temple Of Silence (PL), all the while releasing acclaimed albums on genre-specific labels like Auf Abwegen, Drone Records, Reverse Alignment, Silken Tofu or Zoharum.

Besides performing with B°TONG, Chris composed and plays live the soundtrack to Vertikal - a contemporary performance piece by circus-artist Finn Jagd Andersen (Zirkus Gonzo), directed by Delia Dahinden. In a more conventional musical field he is also known as the bassist and singer in psyche-doom band The Leaden Fumes (ex-Phased). Chris is also to be seen in the well-known Swiss television series Der Bestatter - the episode Spiel mit dem Feuer features him as the guitarist in a live band playing one of his own real songs…

Detailed biography (PDF)


The latest releases are:
  • Probing The Boundaries CD/download (Marbre Negre/Zenapolæ 2019)
  • Monastic CD/download (Reverse Alignment 2017)
  • The Long Journey CD/download (Reverse Alignment 2017)
B°TONG is kindly supported by:
+SUISA+ / Kultur Basel / Regiosoundcredit RFV / Schweizerische Interpretengesellschaft

Releases by B°TONG on Zenapolæ

Release date: 14.06.2019

hostile soundscapes

1. Sinister Overture
2. Rude Awakening
3. Proton Impostor
4. The Boundary / Back To Beyond

Conceived and produced by Chris Sigdell 2015-2016
Mastered at The Loft 2018
Photography and original design by Chris Sigdell

Thanks to Bugsy Alex for making the necessary introduction

© 2019 b°tongmusic - a light severed

Originally released as limited Digipack CD on Marbre Negre 2019

Full Downloads

zen190.zip (complete album with artwork)

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