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kRkRkRk

christchurch based experimental and industrial label producing high-quality low-run material for a small but dedicated national scene, and run by christchurch scene veteran david khan (aka drawing room).
compilation discography
picks in bold

  • the sequel to secret burning desire [1997 KRK082]
  • ta/w [2001 KRK113]
  • strch prst skrz krk [2002? KRK127]

contact details
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  • krkrkrk [official website]
  • david khan [label head / email contact]
  • David Khan rn
  • 91 Edward Avern
  • St Albansrn
  • Christchurch 8013 rn
  • New Zealand [postal address]
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Leonard Nimoy

the band that came to represent the krkrkrk label in the mid 90s, leonard nimoy were a high profile christchurch experimental, but essentially rock outfit comprised of label founder david khan, apoplexy founder and major krkrkrk contributor peter wright, tracey pagey and mikel goodwin. as a successor to tma-1, leonard nimoy were confrontational and aggressive, a cult band from the kind of city (what could be more middle-class and conservatively white than christchurch?) where such bands thrive – though their home-recorded productions we’re never exactly big sellers.
discography
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  • the screaming cage cassette / cd-r [1997 krkrkrk KRK078]
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Mig-21

Another in the long line of Dave Khan’s many bands, Mig-21 are his current 4-piece featuring Mikel Goodwin, Ed Wilson and J-Mz Robinson – all of whom have featured in previous KRKRKRK projects, such as Leonard Nimoy and Bocctahne.

Very much a pop-rock project with some industrial noise and avant-rock underpinnings, Mig-21 combine smooth, melodic bass playing & electronic rythms (utilising custom-made sampled sounds) with harsh, biting, free-form guitar work & multi-layered vocals riding upon a wave of distortion and delay.
Although not as deadly serious as some earlier KRKRKRK projects, there are punk-rock, political overtones in the group’s music – suitably corrupted by a generation x nihilism and disenchantment.
From KRKRKRK‘s website

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NoTV

The solo project of krkrkrk contributor (and member of TMA-1) J-MZ (aka James) Robinson, putting together influences from early 80’s punk/new wave and electro-industrial music.

Robinson’s live performance includes a mix of electronics, keyboards, tape manipulation and textured guitar – a grab-bag of sounds that created quite a heady, disorientating mix.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • fears [1994 krkrkrkKRK006]
  • amitriptyline [1995 krkrkrkKRK022]
  • retrovision [compilation of fears and amitrptyline 1999 krkrkrkKRK097]
  • popster [2001 krkrkrkKRK119]
  • file under techno [2003 krkrkrk KRK128]

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