A Svengali of the East Village, guitarist Arto Lindsay's diverse, whimsical, and often challenging repertoire spans the breadth of New York downtown music -- from Tropicalia to Punk, electronica to Avant Garde Jazz. His musical career began as part of noise-punk outfit DNA, a mainstay of the late-'70s Post-Punk "No Wave" scene. After the group disbanded in 1982, he formed the Ambitious Lovers, a Brazilian Pop-influenced band with a Post-Punk edge. By the early '90s, he'd embarked on a solo career, delving deep into a different genre on every album. Finally, he branched out into electronic composition, recording an album that fused Brazilian jazz and pop styles into the rhythmic framework of Techno and Drum 'n' Bass.