Lung

the clear turned into lung in 1991, immediately releasing a live recording of their new material (actually performing still as the clear). they actually went on to a bit more acclaim than their earlier incarnation, and had slight cult success in europe, we’re they toured in the mid 90s. the clear’s line-up of david white, brent gemmill, phil williscroft and graeme gaylor remained.
discography
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  • live stomach [1991 yellow bike]
  • cactii [1991 yellow bike yellow bike 003]
  • paralysis ep [1992 yellow bike yellow bike 007]
  • 3 gheads on a plate [1993 yellow bike yellow bike 008]
  • feeding fucking vera [1994 yellow bike yellow bike 015]

Robert Stewart William Lundon

experimental noise musician (and member of the acclaimed pit viper), who has recently turned to hip-hop as a member of the aoteroa records label.
discography
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  • a view of winged emotion lathe-cut 7″ [imperial recordings]
  • soundedit 16 lathe-cut 7″ [imperial recordings]
  • untitled lathe-cut 7″ [w/ rosy parlane imperial recordings]

Lugosi

dunedin-based 3-piece outfit comprised of campbell kneale (guitars, synth, drums, vocal), andrew savage (guitar, percussion) and leon schultz (guitar, effects, drums), who released a series of home-brew and relatively melodic noise/drone/guitar pice albums on kneales own celebrate psi phenomenon label.rn

everybody loves lugosi. their radiant, sunset-sounds sit way down the ‘beautiful’ end of the nz free-thing. their finely tuned (yes tuned!) feedback, organ drone, and naked guitar twang set all the pretty girls hearts a-thumpin’ down at the local baptist church where they rehearsed and recorded. due to misfortune, their long-awaited cd is still long-awaited and all those who have requested more from this superb band will have to be content with a reissue of this fabulous, long out-of-print, c/psi/p cassettern

monarch cd-r reissue
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Luge

manic christchurch outfit based around the extreme bass guitar talents of ari freeman, with drumming by andrew robins (also of substandard), piccolo bass by andrew moore and the junk percussion of mike fordham (original member adrian currie moved to wellington in 2002). after playing around christchurch for over a year (and finishing in the top 4 of the dux’s annual band competition), they released their self-recorded debut ep ‘delusion’ independently. their music is a mixture of funk and hard-core (like a suped up, wild version of can), the afforementioned junk percussion, absurdist lyrics and over-the-top instrumentation and showmanship.
discography
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  • delusion ep [2003 independently released] rn

Love in a Gas Oven

dunedin group from circa 1984, featuring ivan purvis (guitar), nathan mcconnell (drums) and jonathan underhill (saxophone/vocals).
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Love and Violence

andrew and scott newth.
discography
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  • the nth times [1993 airwigg AIR CD001]

Louie and the Hotsticks

Christchurch stalwat al parks’ 80s outfit, featuring danny wilson, jim walmsley, helen mulholland, wayne beecroft and wayne jamieson. a slick professional band who played regular residencies with long sets featuring both covers and originals.
discography
picks in bold

  • stickability ep [198?]

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