pumice

the recordings and performances can offer countless stylistic deconstructions – repitition and looping, acoustic folk-blues mine fields, baltic style dance pieces, martin denny inspired exotica – nothing is beyond the pumice grip. like a hootenanny in hades pumice are unencumbered by the baggage of stylistic focus…they are stunningly reckless.rn- dan vallor: from popwatch #10

hugely prolific duo (kind of joint recordings between sujar jon and stefan neville) that have appeared on and are heavily involved in a few underground labels (root don lonie for cash, stabbies and the rocket etc), including putting out several peter king lathe cut releases.
2004 saw the duo’s profile rise, eventually culminating in the release of their first official pressed cd (as opposed to the cassettes and cd-r’s that make up the majority of their discography), late in the year. The Opinion is that raft is the groups finest album yet.
In 2006 Neville joined manic scuzz-noise-punk group the Coolies as drummer, showing off his intense improvised drumming style to a whole new audience, including a handful of winning performances at the inaugural Camp A Low Hum; whilst continuing to release albums as Pumice, now on American underground label Soft Abuse.
discography
picks in bold

  • yi-jun cassette [1994 plop recordings]
  • walkden fisher cassette [1995 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • poise cassette [1996 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • performance cassette [1996 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • 19/4/96 8″ lathe-cut [1996 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • dickjaws cassette [1997 root don lonie for cash rdl032]
  • i’ll take no chances near a volcano cassette [1997 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • withdrawl lathe-cut 7″ picture disc [1998 w/ cja root don lonie for cash rdl029]
  • platter one lathe-cut 7″ ep [1998 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • platter two lathe-cut 7″ ep [1998 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • let’s treat the pigshead as dip cassette [1998 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • dumbos jamaican egg dance 7″ [1998 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • poin cassette [1998 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • platter four 7″ [1998 a stabbies and the rocket recording / headshy]
  • sexual cassette [1999 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • the pirate cdr [1999 w/ cja a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • dumbos jamaican egg dance lathe-cut 7″ [1999 w/ room 14 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • ‘weird crab holy soldier’/’goon gong’/’coquetish’ lathe-cut 7″ [a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • the pirate cd-r [1999 w/ cja a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • live / evil cassette [2000 w/ the ideal gus root don lonie for cash rdl049]
  • go cassette [2000 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • ones cdr [2000 self-released]
  • a window into a egg cdr/cassette [2001 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • platterpus cassette [2001 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • i’ll take no chances near a volcano cdr [2001 reissue celebrate psi phenomenon]
  • sexual (live) cd-r [pseudoarcana PA018]
  • weird crab holy soldier 7″ lathe-cut [headshy HS007]
  • go cdr [2001 subversive]
  • poin cdr [reissue 2002 root don lonie for cash rdl067]
  • white [2002 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • raft [2004 last visible dog LVD062]
  • world wide skull cd-r [2005 audiobot]
  • Yeahnahvienna [2006 soft abuse]
  • Patu CD-R [2006 stabbies / Puissant]
  • Pipis/Onion Union 7″ lathe [2006 CMR]
  • Pebbles [2007 Soft Abuse]

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