Elemeno P

horrid 4-piece auckland pop-punk in the blink-182 mall-punk tradition. had a big splash with their 1st few singles. formed around dave gibson (vocals), justyn pilbrow (gat – also of the relaxomatic project), lani perkis (bass – also of all-girl group foamy ed) and scotty pearson (drums), elemeno p started having huge commercial success in new zealand in late 2003. heavy exposure thanks to commercial sponsorship from coca-cola meant that elemeno p were one of the few bands recognized as the face of successful new zealand pop – and their debut album went on to top the album charts, even going platinum in the process.
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  • love & disrespect [2003 universal]

The Economic Wizards

two eps on the home-brew eelman label.
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  • starve the lizards ep [1984 eelman EELMAN003]
  • second coming ep [1986 eelman EELMAN009]

Electric Blood

brothers rob (the bats, the clean) and andrew scott, graham mckerracher and jim straing (who was also in the magick heads with rob scott) – a formulative bedroom band (rob’s first) that released a number of cassettes on their own every secret thing label in the early 80s, before the material was finally compiled onto cd in the mid 90s.
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Eight

forming in 1996 but taking (an appropriate) 8 years to get their debut out, eight none the less have been courting major-label interest for a couple of years, since the release of the shift ep back in 2003 (which included a remix by che fu). they’re a pretty standard rock outfit (with emo-ish leanings) led by bruce conlon (vocals), chris cope (guitar), paul russell (drums), hamish jackson (percussion) and alistair rogers (bass).
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  • shift ep [2003 self-released]
  • moving [2004 bmg]

David Eggleton

versifier is the umbrella title of performance poet david eggleton’s new album of words and music. musical contributions are from jay clarkson, martin phillipps, joost langeveld, jordan reyne, michael morley, trevor coleman, david downes, matthew robertson and others. tracks range from new zealand soundscapes to country-tinged evangelical numbers to gothic anthems and electronicarn- yellow-eye


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David Edwards

wellington-based lo-fi homebrew musician releasing material under his own name (on his own fiffdimension mail order label, as well as

Ekko

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Emu

emu is darcy gladwin, an auckland-based electronic artist with a focus on live performing, and combining a variety of approaches.rn

the vibes of dub/ hiphop / electro / rock / dNb to get what he wants – music that grooves in a unique way. The objective : to challenge and have funrn- darcy gladwin

gladwin has released an ep and a couple singles, along with appearing on a couple of compilation releases.
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  • ‘hdub’ cd single [2004 self-released]
  • ‘cusp redux’ cd single [2004 self-released]
  • emu:one cd ep [2004 self-released]

Empty Mirror

duo prod and poke at guitars, bells, reed organ, violin, and household stuff; loop and sample various sounds; add efx via baby monitor and dictaphone. 13 mostly short-ish pieces of inspired sound exploration.rn- slippy town


features ben spiers and karl willis.
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  • extricate/misnomer cd-r [2002 transient TR001]

Emperical

marcel bears project exploring the sonic world embodied in his (amplified) handmade shimsaws (intricate constructions of steel and wire that are bowed and plucked)rn- taken from the pseudoarcana catalog


some of bears work as emperical was included on