music

RIP Damo Suzuki

I can still remember hearing this album the very first time… It would be mid 1980s and we were setting up a PA for a lunchtime gig on the river bank at Canterbury University & Andrew Penman (Salmonella Dub etc)…

Bonkers

So great to see the release of 2020 BEAT MACHINE Backed as a Kickstarter project in 2016, seven years of hard work! I’m not much of a beta tester – I have too many other projects to work on. So…

RIP Hamish Kilgour

Sad news, Hamish Kilgour has skipped off this mortal coil Most people would first know of him as the drummer for THE CLEAN Hamish had a direct influence on the path of my career. Back in the early 1980s I…

the jam

I’ve been watching the lol new series CUNK ON EARTH and so far every episode finds a way to reference the classic/retro house track PUMP UP THE JAM… which inevitably makes me think of this great cover by Damien Robitaille…

nuzic 203

    ▶ Britney Spears – Toxic performed by eight electric devices: an epilator, 2 toothbrushes, 3 credit card machines, and 2 typewriters.     ▶ Skrillex, Noisia, josh pan & Dylan Brady – Supersonic (My Existence)     Musca…

Rain Patterns

Long-form field recordings x Indeterminate music. We haz Bandcamp! HISSandaROAR EDITION 002 – Rain Patterns Three inverted metal trashcans, with microphones hidden inside. Strategically placed beneath a steady stream of rain drops, from a cracked porch roof. Who composed this?…

nz music

May is ‘New Zealand Music Month’ – a slightly parochial idea but I’ll take this opportunity to suggest you check out some of my favourite New Zealand music – some new & some old… While it may not have been…

Forbidden Planet

“The soundtrack for Forbidden Planet (1956) is today recognized as the first entirely electronic score for a film” – I’m quoting from The World of Kane a great blog (retro candy for your eyes and ears) that recently posted a…