Portland based Ilyas Ahmed traffics a sound that has been called everything from "gone" to "darkly emotional and sweetly mournful". His play on a songform/drone axis is nothing short of hypnotizing. He has been releasing records for over a decade on labels such as Time-Lag, Root Strata, and Immune.  In addition to his solo work he 1/3 of Dreamboat alongside Golden Retriever and 1/2 of Visitor with Liz Harris.