michael morley, david and sid merritt, a 90s experimental 3-piece putting out acknowledged material on morley’s own precious metal imprint. gate have even managed a collaboration with sonic youth’s thurston moore.
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  • island of memory [198?]
  • fear of music cassette [1989 precious metal PM03]
  • hate cassette [1990 precious metal PM07]
  • metric cassette [1991 precious metal PM10]
  • cropped silver hi-lo cassette [1991? precious metal PM11]
  • cachian cassette [1991? precious metal PM12]
  • ‘trig’/’tonken’ 7″ lathe-cut [precious metal PM13]
  • i.o.m. (1967-1992) 7″ lathe-cut [precious metal]
  • ‘577 crash’/’latent hm rights (part 2/part 3)’ 7″ lathe-cut [precious metal PM22]
  • guitar [1993 majora]
  • the dew line (aka ‘table of elements 22’ [usa]) cassette [1993 precious metal PM24]
  • lounge [1993 twisted village TW1032]
  • usa 1994 12″ lathe-cut [1994 precious metal ]
  • golden [1995 imd IMD10050]
  • boston / nyc [1995 poon village]
  • my dear sweet reluctant sweetheart [2001 hell’s half halo]
  • the wisher table [2002 precious metal PM77]
  • the lavender head double-lp lathe-cut [2003? precious metal PM79]
  • gate experience (parts 1-4) 7″ lathe-cut [w/ julian dashper precious metal]

gina rocco and the rockettes

a dunedin 5-piece fronted by guitarist, vocalist and song-writer gina rocco, with onanon‘s ants anema (drums), glen ross and donald ferns (guitar and vocals), plus the iconic robert scott on bass. after gina’s self-released debut ep in 2004, the band put together their full-length sea tulip on the auckland-based powertool records.
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glorias peccadilloes

terribly titled outfit who put out an ep and an album on ode in the mid 80s.
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  • you never had it this fresh ep
    [1985 ode SODEP 216]

  • sound device [1985? ode SODE325]

Glory Fckn Sun

Formed in 2003 as a conduit for intense ritualistic sonic exploration Glory Fckn Sun is the ecstatic psyche-noise trio of Antony Milton (guitar/electronics), Ben Spiers (guitar/violin/electronic) and improv percussionist Simon O’Rorke (gongs/percussion).rn’Vision Scorched’ collects together one studio track and two live pieces. These range through long form rumbling distorted deep space explorations (complete with supernova and the odd blackhole), intense yet ethereal harsh noise to close with a droning metaphysical raga-esque paean to the great cosmic inevitable of the collapse of the sun, And of light itself.rnGlory Fckn Sun have been described as having a sound that is like a cross between Flies Inside the Sun and Keiji Haino.rnNearly 2 years in the making and continuing in the PseudoArcana tradition of fantastical over-the-top packaging (…) ‘Vision Scorched’ is presented in a professionally bound 72 page picture book of sun related imagery with hand printed covers. This is a limited numbered edition CD of 200 copies. [Pseudoarcana]
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stephen stedman, simon haggitt, earle goodfellow and greg cain.
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  • someone else’s dream [1992 live recording punch PUNCH001]


4-piece wellington melodic pop-rock outfit that spawned out of dana eclair in 2003. created quite a bit of critical interest with their debut ep ‘panther valley country club’ on ben howe’s arch hill label. a very tight live unit with nice touches (guitarist achilles botes showing off some fine licks) formed around dana eclair members botes, mark dryburg (guitar / vox), andrew grayson (drums) along with newcomer ash hammer (bass).
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  • panther valley country club ep [2004 arch hill AHR010]
  • beneath the steel lagoon [2005 arch hill]

gideon, david

as the iconoclastic front-man for christchurch rock outfit gideon, and in a solo capacity, david gideon has been a regular to the christchurch music scene as long as just about anyone in the garden city, but despite several high-profile support slots and various international connections he has yet to taste any kind of significant recognition.
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  • ‘new winter’/’the mary jane song’ lathe-cut 7″ single [self-released]

genie and the wild children

[profile thanks to rob mayes]
with their new age hippy name this band were a lot more than met the eye or ear as time would tell. the band consisted of 2 musically prolific writers in guitarist/vocalists david hunt and brett lupton. lupton was fresh from drumming with all fall down and showed an adept talent for sweetly melodic well crafted guitar pop, as did hunt. the band members were all at early stages in their musical careers but the seeds of talent were growing, and genie and the wild children had some pretty good melodic ideas going, if in need of a little pruning. the band originally performed as a 2 guitar led 3 piece, with drummer marcus puentener filling out the rythms in a speed up slow down kind of way. they eventually enlisted bassist mark tyler before disbanding. they recorded 3 tracks before splitting, one of which ended up on the failsafe south compilation. lupton, hunt and tyler went on to form catherine wheel.
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  • no major releasesrn

gennett, john [and the vespas]

along with the vespas (crash johnson, greg purcell and jaime foot), john gennett released the ep ‘only naked’ in 1986.
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  • only naked [1986 records revolving RR01]