Duncan Jones

Electronicky Singer-Songwriter fellow with his foot in the door as the guitarist for SJDs band… releases locally on Round Trip Mars and a wee bit of international exposure too.

discography

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  • mirror minor ep [2005 Round Trip Mars RTM2008]
  • future past [2006 Virgin/EMI]

jean-paul sartre experience

for a band that has so much influence and family history spread across its members, jean-paul sartre experience (later shortened to jps experience, due to legal wrangles with sartre’s family estate) produced what could be considered a limited body of work – never living up to the expectations they had made for themselves as one of new zealand’s best live acts during the late 80s and early 90s.
jpse’s first album, entitled love songs is something of a new zealand classic – a brilliant example of quirky new zealand guitar-pop. a varied album based around love and positively, i always find something to enjoy every time i come back to it. jangley and infectious numbers such as ‘the loving grapevine’, cherished sing-a-longs like ‘i like rain’, and all-out fun romps such as ‘crap-rap’ keep me entertained, if only for the fun aspect.
after the subdued but often sparkling quirky debut, they took a very long time to release the size of food, which showed a change to a more rock sound.

jones, a.h.

a.h. jones is auckland-based experimental ambient-electronic artist andrew jones, who has produced 2 cd-rs on the fresh sumac label – one of the many labels distributed through the now-melbourne based teledu records.
discography
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  • bastille cd-r [sumac su001]
  • a.h. jones cd-r [sumac su004]

jefferies, graeme

deep throated and dark singer-song-writer, brother of peter, and fellow member of legendary new zealand post punk outfit nocturnal projections. went on to form the cake kitchen [main entry].
discography
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  • messages from the cakekitchen [1988 flying nun / ajax GRJ1] rn
  • ‘timebomb’/’bravely, bravely’ 7″ single [1989 w/ alistair galbraith rn

jousting vandals

one of rob scott‘s many one-off bands – this time with r. dejoux. they put out the ground level cassette on scotts’ own every secret thing label.
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jefferies, peter

prolific singer-songwriter who’s played in a number of seminal kiwi dirge-rock outfits, along with his own one-man band projects. primarily playing electric piano and singing, jefferies was a founding member of 2 foot flame and the cake kitchen.
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judd, phil

member of split enz, the swingers, and just about every other high profile band of the 70s and early 80s (including a short stint in toy love!), phil judd finally released a solo album under his name after the demise of the swingers in 1983, and followed it with a soundtrack to the australian movie death in brunswick in the early 90s.
discography
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  • private lives [1983 mushroom RML53121]
  • death in brunswick [soundtrack 1991 mana]

jessels, the

one off side-project from chris knox featuring his partner barbara, doug hood, mark phillips, david kilgour and other strag-a-longs.rn

it was basically whoever happened to be in the flat. that was a christmas single for ’81 or ’82. there was one song based on doug’s cat, bob, and a christmas song.rn- chris knox, taken from a bryan foley interview on forcedexposure.com


discography
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  • ‘bobzilla’/’the worst noel’ 7″ single[1982 flying nun XMAS001]

jewl of bessamoocho

the first band to release a single on the small pop-punk pink air / girl alliance label, which sprung up in the early 00s, releasing catchy 7″ singles from a series of auckland punky outfits.rn

the jewl of bessamoocho are two girls (liz and penny [collins]) from kerikeri new zealand and their friend eri the japanese exchange student and the founder of the anti fake the beatles union. together they have recorded 4 songs of no-fi clatter and pop that will make you cry with their beauty. mysterious and exotic punk-o-poprn- pink air / girl alliance website


discography
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  • ‘digga digga digga’ 7″ single[girl alliance Girl Alliance 001] rn

jliat

discography
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  • the phenomenological experience of being peb 1/2 7″ lathe-cut [self-released]
  • still life 12″ lathe-cut [self-released]
  • still life no. 2 8″ lathe-cut [self-released]
  • ‘salt’/’water’ 8″ lathe-cut [self-released]