Peter Wright

Co-founder of the Krkrkrk label (along with David Khan) and a prolific member of a number of Christchurch underground bands dating back to the early 90s, Peter Wright is also an exceedingly prolific solo musician, releasing material under multiple guises on Krkrkrk (Bent Gastropod Omnibus, In Vitro, Coitus) as well as on his own label, Apoplexy. Wright is also one of the creative minds behind the brilliant Krautrock superstars Beautiful Losers.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Wank [As Bent Gastropod Omnibus 1993 Krkrkrk Krk003]
  • Expresso Spasm [As Bent Gastropod Omnibus 1993 Krkrkrk Krk004]
  • Haggis [As Bent Gastropod Omnibus 1994 Krkrkrk Krk010]
  • Dust To Dust [As In Vitro 1995 Krkrkrk Krk043]
  • Drag [As In Vitro 1995 Krkrkrk Krk051]
  • Seep [As In Vitro 1995 Krkrkrk Krk058]
  • 040769 [As Coitus 1996 Krkrkrk Krk060]
  • Man In Blue Box [As Coitus 1996 Krkrkrk Krk064]
  • Man In Glass Cage [As Coitus 1996 Krkrkrk Krk074]
  • Duna Cdr [1997? Last Visible Dog Lvd024]
  • Lp #1 [1998 Apoplexy Apx05]
  • Syncopate Cdr [1998? Apoplexy Apx06]
  • Moments Of Inappropriate Abandon Lathe-Cut Double-7″ [1998? Apoplexy Apx07]
  • Radioplay Cdr [1999? Apoplexy Apx09]
  • Automaton Cdr [1999? Apoplexy Apx10]
  • Confinement And Release Cdr [2000 W/ Dave Khan Apoplexy Apx12]
  • Transfusion Cdr [2000 Last Visible Dog Lvd044]
  • Distant Bombs Cdr [Apoplexy Apx15]
  • Bent Gastropod Omnibus [Compilation Of Bent Gastropod Omnibus Material 2002 Krkrkrk Krk120]
  • In Vitro No. 1 [Compilation Of In Vitro Material 2002 Krkrkrk Krk121]
  • In Vitro No. 2 [Compilation Of In Vitro Material 2002 Krkrkrk Krk122]
  • Coitus [Compilation Of Coitus Material 2002 Krkrkrk Krk123]
  • A Tiny Camp In The Wilderness [Celebrate Psi Phenomenon]
  • Catch A Spear As It Flies Cd-R [2003? Celebrate Psi Phenomenon]
  • The Broken Kawai Cd-R [2003? Pseudoarcana Pa017]
  • Desolation Beauty Violence Cd-R [2004 Foxglove Foxglove026]
  • Yellow Horizon [2005 Pseudoarcana]

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Apoplexy

Biography

Fine formerly Christchurch-based (their first release was a 7″ Lathe by Atonal Death in 1998), that moved with label-headĀ Peter Wright to his new base in London in 2003.

Ever-linked with the similarly-focused kRkRkRk label (who also release Wright’s material), Apoplexy has a less industrial focus, releasing artists such as Polio, Antony Milton, and with a back-catalog that includes material as varied as Atonal Death and Nick Hodgsons’ CM Ensemble material.

Compilation Discography

Contact Details

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Atonal Death

Biography

An alias of Apoplexy‘s Peter Wright, utilized during the late 90’s (often for treated guitar pieces).

Members

  • Peter Wright (Guitar/Production/Electronics)

Discography

  • Olympic / Duress (Parts 1 & 2) 7″ Lathe EP (1998, Apoplexy, APX01)
  • Plasma CassetteĀ (1998, Apoplexy, APX02)
  • Hinter Vit / Op. Cit 7″ Lathe Split EP (w/ Witcyst 1998, Apoplexy, APX04)

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Beautiful Losers

Biography

A fine and surprisingly accessible collaborative band that featured the usually challenging Peter Wright (Guitar) and Dave Khan (Keyboards), with the ever-propulsive drumming of Rustle Covini.

The band lasted throughout 2002 and 2003 before Wright relocated to London, though Khan’s Fostex VF16 Digital 16-track records live on, as the group released a self-titled double-album on both Khans’ kRkRkRk and Wright’s Apoplexy labels in 2004, and subsequently a digital release entitled ‘First to the Sun’ in 2013.

Members

  • Peter Wright (Guitar, 2003 – 2004)
  • David Khan (Keyboards, 2003 – 2004)
  • Rustle Covini (Drums, 2003 – 2004)

Discography

  • Bootleg CDr EP (2003, Self-released)
  • Beautiful Losers Double CDr (2004, kRkRkrk / Apoplexy)
  • First to the Sun (2013, Distant Bombs, 994)

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Antony Milton

Wellington based founder of the Psuedoarcana label, who also performs by the initials A.M., as well as Nether Dawn and Street, and has releases on Clayton Noone’s Root Don Lonie For Cash Peter Wrights’ Apoplexy label.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Wire Bridge Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb001]

  • Sketches Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb002]

  • Ash Feathers, And Radios Bark Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb003]

  • Tinfoil Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb004]

  • Place Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb005]

  • Sirens Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb006]

  • Queenslandbrisbane Cassette And Book [Wire BridgeWrb007]

  • And Where The Coloured Planes Are Rafts Cassette And Book [Wire BridgeWrb008]

  • Fleeting Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb009]

  • Near/Far Cd-R [2001 Celebrate Psi Phenomenon]

  • Big Rooms, Small Rooms Double Cd-R [2002 Root Don Lonie For CashRdl084]

  • Fracture Floor Cd-R [W/ Snakes Beings 2003 Maggotism International]

  • Yet Marvelous Stasis Cd-R [2003 Haamumaa]

  • Sirens [2005 Compilation / Reissue Of Previous ‘Sirens’ Cassettes Pseudoarcana]

  • The End Of This Short Road [2007 Deserted Village]

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