Dandi Wind are the Vancouver-based electro-dance duo of singer Dandelion Wind Opaine -- she swears it's her real name and claims that she was raised by hippies in a cabin in the forests of central British Colombia with neither electricity nor running water -- and multi-instrumentalist Szam Findlay.
Opaine is an art school kid with a background in dance and performance art, while Findlay is openly worshipful of the previous generation of Vancouver industrial dance mavens, Skinny Puppy. Findlay's retro-cool goth-dance beats and Opaine's loopy vocal style got the duo signed to the Vancouver label Bongo Beat Records, which released Dandi Wind's debut EP, Bait the Traps, in early 2005. This was followed by a second EP, Nofunicity, itself followed by Opaine and Findlay's first full-length album, 2006's Concrete Igloo. ~ Stewart Mason, Rovi