Ill Received

christchurch-based (formed, originally as puppetmunk in the mecca that is hanmer springs!) punk outfit who have played locally with the likes of molly says go and the long-standing rsi, comprised of bentos (vocals), tj (drums), ruben (bass / vocals), toby (guitar / vocals) and andy (vocals / guitar).
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  • 303 ep [2003 broken hill BHR-RL-004]

Idle Star

a christchurch pub band, no less. their self-titled and self-released debut was a valiant attempt at some kind of credibility. maybe next time.
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Idols of Eve

4-piece post-punk outfit from christchurch who have been active since the early 00s, based around diana mckay’s vocals and rythm guitar, with jason tamihana-bryce shimmering lead guitar having a big impact on their angular sound. though adrienne ross has been their drummer since year dot, they’ve cycled through a number of bass players, settling on myself, chris andrews in early 2003. 2003 was a productive year for the band, settling into a more regular gigging routine, along with studio time preparing the debut release.
in 2004, the band have reshaped again due to the departure of ross, now replaced by julie behind the thrown, though once again the band was to have problems with finding a steady drummer, as julie has now relocated to the west coast (though still holds the spot for now). in mid 2004, i released my own solo recordings as a million lights.
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  • no major releases as of yetrn

Thee Ideal Gus

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  • circumsession cassette [root don lonie for cash rdl008]
  • live / evil cassette [w/ the pumice root don lonie for cash rdl049]
  • 1977 ep cd-r [root don lonie for cash rdl082]
  • ‘bmstrmstrmbngsplt’/’bullseye’ lathe-cut 7″ [1997 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • 1999 double lathe-cut [1999 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • ‘thumb point’/’pollen island’ lathe-cut 7″ [2002 a stabbies and the rocket recording]

The Idles

john fleury, ross mckenzie, james taylor, barry blackler and robin murphy.

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Infinitesimal

infinitesimal is the electronic feedback/computer improvisation project of mark sadgrove (mhfs, hometown fielding, plains) and paul winstanley (sci hi, audible 3, dial, plains) who first rocked the reactivated auckland scene during the alt.music festival in 2004, their first gig. sadgrove uses linux-based c-sound software triggering self-scripted algorithms while winstanley sculpts digital feedback and noise from an effects processor, eq and mixer. subscribers to the adage of ‘machine knows best’, infinitesimal veers towards microprocessor directed soundscapes of turbulent quality. both artists have had numerous releases of their other projects published on labels such as pseudoarcana, celebrate psi phenomenon and scarcelight recordsrn-cmr


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  • cmr cd-r [cmr]