- PUMICE (NZ) - ''Stefan and Sugar Jon went to Whangamata for new years 1990/1991 telling their parents that they were getting a ride with friend Shelley's uncle but really they hitchiked. Picked up in Thames by a woman in a horse truck who only picked them up cos she thought they were girls. When the truck went round the narrow bendy hilltop roads the horse would kick the side and send the truck veering off into thick oncoming holiday traffic. After a few days in Whangamata it became apparent that Jon and Stefan's mothers had talked and worked out the lies. Jon called his mum for a growling and when he got off the phone Stefan said they should form a band called Pumice..... '' - Stefan Neville
There is an idea of New Zealand pop music that isn't pop music at all: Pin Group, Alastair Galbraith, Peter Jeffries and Antony Milton. Now, enters Stefan Neville, aka Pumice, and the most broken down, lo-fi approach to pop yet! One man band compositions and variations for small silver guitar, intercoms, endless cassette, chord organ, spring reverb, buzzbox, drums and voice. The struggle between sinking and swimming, swallowing water and going to the toilet either way since 1991.
OREN AMBARCHI/ROB MAYSON/MATT 'SKITZ' SANDERS - A head-on collision of ferocious and blisteringly brutal drumming from Matt 'Skitz' Sanders with super heavy low end psychedelics from Oren Ambarchi and Rob Mayson.
GILLES AUBRY (CH / DE) - Gilles Aubry is a Swiss sound artist, composer & musician. He uses field recordings, computer programming, surround sound, hacked electronics and improvisation to create live performances, sound installations, CD and radio pieces. His work is informed by personal investigations on formal, perceptual and anthropological aspects of sound production and reception, including auditory perception, space representation, site specificity, cultural accoustics and streams of information. Gilles Aubry has been involved in numerous collaborations with international artists throughout Europe, USA, Russia, Asia and the Middle East since 1995.
dj DOWNPAT between the acts!
@ Horse Bazaar - 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
8:30pm SHARP! $10 on the door
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