PBK; Phillip B. Klingler, Born 1960, Flint, Michigan. Currently resides in Flint, Michigan.
PBK has been active in the international noise underground for over 20 years. Since 1986 PBK's work has appeared on over 35 full-length releases and countless compilation albums. His music has been released in the USA, Europe, Russia and Japan on compact disc, vinyl and cassette. PBK has toured and performed in the U.S. and in Europe. PBK has collaborated with many internationally known musicians: Asmus Tietchens, Jeph Jerman, Jarboe, Govt. Alpha, Aube, Wolf Eyes, Vidna Obmana, Guillermo Gregorio and Athan Maroulis are just a few of the many musicians he has worked with...
"...A fixture on the US 80s cassette underground and a legend of sorts in the agitprop/noise community. Far more intellectually rigorous than colleagues such as Merzbow, KK Null, or Aube, PBK ushered in the era of the glitch years before annotators ever coined it a term." (E/i)
"This American artist has been recording under the name of PBK for the best part of 20+ years off and on. His music, and the reason you probably won't be familiar with him, places him at the fringes of the experimental jet set. That little area where few dare to venture for fear of what they may hear. The dark recesses of the unknown driving many a listener into the arms of a safer more comfortable channel of music. Those of you however who are acquainted with PBK should meet up with me some day. Maybe we can share a drink together and reminisce about the good old days. Tell our stories about how PBK deserves better and wider recognition and how 'such and such' a release by him changed our lives." (Heathen Harvest)
"PBK started an interesting career in the musical avant garde of the late eighties. His music, between Ambient and Minimalism, soon attracted a remarkable attention given the eminently sinister character that PBK achieved without resorting to typically bleak sound effects." (Amazing Sounds)
"PBK continues his exploration of... noise. Flowing, churning, developing abstract noise textures. I've no idea how they were created or manipulated: they possess an authentic identity of their own somewhere between electronic, mechanical and environmental noise. PBK's aim is to use this unpromising material to reeducate our ears, show us that noise really is nice. His music... really does stand on its own merits, as a new listening experience. Post-apocalypse ambient atmospheres."