Bass player for the Clean and highly prolific singer-songwriter for the Bats (whom he formed while the Clean were on hiatus in the mid 80s), Rob Scott released his own solo album in 2000, and took the albums name (Creeping Unknown) as his moniker for subsequent tours around New Zealand, Europe and the United States.
However closely linked to the Bats, The Creeping Unknown was a darker album aimed at being an organic cross-pollunation type release (it encompassed a lot of electronically produced soundscapes and texture) than any of his Bats recordings. It faired pretty well, being a pretty clean progression towards a more modern sound (though not quite as effectively as say, Shayne Carters’ Dimmer project).
Scott made his start as an underground tape enthusiast, forming the Every Secret Thing cassette label in the late 70s, and releasing a handful of albums from his own projects (primarily Electric Blood) and many others by the likes of Michael Morley and Denise Roughan (including a very rare Wreck Small Speakers On Expensive Stereos release).
Since 2002 Scott has become increasingly prolific once more, with a variety of home-recorded releases appearing on the low-rent Powertools label, on more professional efforts on Flying Nun, and a couple of joint singles.
Discography (picks in bold)
- Black Forest 7″ [w/ Alastair Galbraith 1998 Self-Released]
- The Creeping Unknown [2000 Flying Nun FN447]
- Tudor Gates EP [2002 Self-Released]
- @Radio One CD-r EP [2003 Self-Released]
- Songs of Otago’s Past CD-r [2004 Powertool Records]
- Tascam Hits [2004 Powertool Records PT065]
- Moonlighty Potato [w/ Ginna Rocco 2006 Powertool Records PT065]
- Too Early 7″ Single [2010 A Small Number of Things]
- Moonlight Potato [w/ Ginna Rocco 2006 Powertool Records PT044]
- That’s What I Heard 7″ [w/ Adalita Srsen and the Puddle 2010 Fishrider Records]
- Ends Run Together [2010 Flying Nun FN507]