Main (band)

Main (band)
Genres Ambient music, experimental music, post-rock, dark ambient, alternative rock, indie rock[1]
Years active 1991–2006
Labels Beggars Banquet Records, Sub Rosa, K-Raa-K, Staalplaat
Associated acts Loop, Robert Hampson, The Hair and Skin Trading Company
Past members
Robert Hampson
Scott Dowson

Main were a British ambient band formed in 1991 by guitarists Robert Hampson and Scott Dowson, the former members of Loop. They combined ambient sound with layers of electric guitars and dark, foreboding emotional overtones. In 2006 Hampson announced that Main had been effectively disbanded in favour of his solo work. In October 2010, Hampson announced that he would be reactivating Main again, which along with his solo acousmatic work, he will start performing and recording as a more collaborative process with fellow sound artists



Singles, EPs

  • Hydra (12" Single 1991)
  • Calm (12" EP 1992)
  • Dry Stone Feed (12" mini LP/CD 1992)
  • Firmament (CD 1993)
  • Core (7" Single 1994) Limited edition 300 copies, then released on "Ligature" cd
  • Ligature - Remixes (12" EP 1994)
  • Firmament II (CD 1994)
  • Coderays (7" Single 1995) Limited edition 100 copies
  • Hertz 1 - Corona (12"/mini cd 1995)
  • Hertz 2 - Terminus (12"/mini cd 1995)
  • Hertz 3 - Maser (12"/mini cd 1995)
  • Hertz 4 - Haloform (12"/mini cd 1995)
  • Hertz 5 - Kaon (12"/mini cd 1995)
  • Hertz 6 - Neper (12"/mini cd 1995)
  • Firmament III (EP/CD 1996)
  • Deliquescence (CD 1997) Live
  • Firmament IV (EP/CD 1998)
  • Transiency (mini CD - 2003)


  • Motion Pool (3LP/CD 1994)
  • Hydra-Calm (LP/CD 1995) Re-issue of "Hydra" and "Calm", plus one inedit
  • Ligature - Remixes (CD 1995) Re-issue, contains 3 extra tracks (the "Core" 7" single)
  • Hz (3LP/2CD 1996) Re-issue of the whole "Hertz Project"
  • Firmament III & IV (3 cd 1999) Re-issue of the Firmament Ep III and IV plus Deliquecence
  • Tau (CD - 2002)
  • Exosphere Exosphere (CD - 2003)
  • Surcease (2006)


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