Arto Lindsay spent his childhood in Brazil, as his parents were missionaries there.

He lived for a while in New York City, and was a member of no-wave bands like DNA and The Golden Palominos.

Collaborations with other artists include a participation in the performance The Man In The Elevator by Heiner Goebbels. He also gave some contribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto's Beauty record (which is, as a matter of fact, a real beauty.)

As of this writeup, his music shows many affinities with brazilian music, and he participates in records by brazilian artists such as Carlinhos Brown and Vinicius Cantuaria, among others.

Some very good records he made recently are Noon Chill and Prize.

In 2002 he released Invoke which maintains the bossa nova feel that can be heard in the latest ones.