Sinoia Caves is the solo alter ego of Black Mountain's Vancouver-based keyboardist Jeremy Schmidt, who is also a former member of Pipedream and the Battles. Outside the confines of his primary maximal hard rock band, as Sinoia Caves he records exclusively with vintage synthesizers and organs. His spacy, post-psych, post-German sound reflects influences from early Popol Vuh to middle period Tangerine Dream, from Klaus Schulze to Rick Wakeman, Bo Hansson, and composer/director John Carpenter.
Sinoia Caves issued its debut full-length, The Enchanter Persuaded, in 2006 on Jagjaguwar/Brah Records, introducing rich, dramatic, and textured sounds.
In 2010, Sinoia Caves was commissioned by Canadian filmmaker Panos Cosmatos -- son of director George P. Cosmatos -- to score his debut feature film, Beyond the Black Rainbow. The picture made the festival circuit and was eventually picked up for distribution and received a theatrical release in the U.S. and Canada. In the late summer of 2014, Jagjaguwar released the full soundtrack/score to Beyond the Black Rainbow. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi