À Rebours
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À Rebours


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À Rebours: deliciously melancholy rock. Diverse, emotional and trans-genre. Decidedly alternative, artsy-fartsy, pretentious, dark...and sometimes even fun.

À Rebours is a musical conspiracy conceived and executed by Ian Stone. The project is intended for full band performances and the sound is a combination of several different genres colliding under a dark, overcast sky. The band and sound began in 1998 with the moniker “Maxwell's Demon” but, many frustrations and flaky band mates later, a name change and a fresh slate all around revitalized the music and sent it in the current, and correct, direction. Ian currently plays all the instruments and writes all the music.

Performances of late usually occupy either of two categories: a) one-man shows with several guitars, backing tracks and a lot of theatrics, or b) stripped down, solo acoustic shows with alternate versions of songs arranged for this purpose. Plans for larger scale, full band shows are in the works. In the meantime, À Rebours' music has been played in numerous clubs in the US and Europe, on assorted college and online radios, and live in several assorted venues.