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n. (plural of lichen English)

Lichens (musician)

Lichens is the moniker of artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, created for performance and recording solo and with collaborators.

Lowe was previously a member of 90 Day Men before beginning his solo project. In live performance, Lichens compositions are spontaneous arrangements of voice and modular synthesizer patch pieces. In the past, Lowe would utilizing acoustic and electric guitars, and on some occasions, percussion. Lichens' first release was The Psychic Nature of Being, a three track album recorded as a one-time improvisation without overdubbing. In 2007, Lichens released Omns, which was intended to be a continuation of The Psychic Nature of Being using slightly different techniques in recording and editing. Since 2007 Lowe has been focused on live performance and the physicality of sound as well as many releases and collaborations.

In 2008, Lichens toured extensively opening for instrumental post-rock band Explosions in the Sky and played at their curated All Tomorrow's Parties music festival.

Lowe performed in the noise rock supergroup Singer, playing bass and providing vocals on two albums for Drag City with Todd Rittman and Adam Vida of U.S. Maple and Ben Vida of Town & Country.

He performed tambura and vocals for stoner/ doom metal band Om on their albums God Is Good and Advaitic Songs, and also joined them on stage. He contributed with vocals on the album Monument to Time End by black metal band Twilight.

Usage examples of "lichens".

Even with lichens removed, bryophytes is a busy realm, with over ten thousand species contained within some seven hundred genera.

Only moss, grass, lichens, and a few hardy flowers take root in the thin upper layer that thaws briefly in summer.

She dropped her forehead against the lichens and rethought what had gone between them.

Jumping to her feet, she lined up the spot where they had disappeared with a patch of brown lichens in the distance, and ran with joy along the invisible line.

Placing her pot by her fireplace, she walked out on the tundra and gathered dry grass and lichens in her sock, for there was, of course, no wood to burn.

Piling the grass and lichens in the center of the stones, she went into her house, took a small cookie tin from her pack, and removed one precious match.

The grass burst into flame and the lichens smoldered slowly, giving her time to dig the peat that the dead grasses had laid down for thousands and thousands of years.

Tail held straight out, he streaked like a rocket across the lichens, turned, and came back with the hide.

Released from its crystalline prison, and spurred to frenzy by the powerful light, the lichens had crept onto her scaly fingers, and then up her wrist, and then, in an explosive paroxysm of life, over her entire body.

Together, so long as their environmental needs are met, lichens are very tough growths.

In the pit, some of the yellow lichens began to turn brown, and then to smoke.

He could still make out the shapes of roads, city blocks, and parking lots, but they were green rectangles covered with mosses, lichens, and tough, destructive plants like buddleia.

At the base of the cliffs was a bright carpet of lichens and purple saxifrage, fertilized by the guano from the birds.

The fungi differs from the lichens and algae in deriving their nourishment from the substances on which they grow, instead of from the media in which they live.

Only this one was covered with thick mosses, lichens, and a layer of dead leaves.