News articles

2022 articles

All albums are now available as FLACs

All albums are now available as FLACs

I’ve finished re-uploading all the Postmoderncore catalog to as CD quality FLACs. You can go to the Internet Archive’s Postmoderncore collection to redownload anything you’ve previously downloaded as MP3s, and would prefer to have as FLACs. All new albums from this point forward will be available as FLACs.

If you prefer MP3s, the Internet Archive does transcode everything as MP3s, so you can download those too.

Major website overhaul

Major website overhaul

I’ve just completed a major simplification of the Postmoderncore website. It now only hosts the news articles. All music should now be obtained by going to the Internet Archive’s Postmoderncore collection.

Our music has always been hosted at the Internet Archive, but previously I had artist and album pages with players and download links on this website as well. In order to simplify my life I’ve now removed these pages.

Release of "The Unknown Rockstar" by Toxic Chicken

Release of "The Unknown Rockstar" by Toxic Chicken

It’s lovely to have this release from Toxic Chicken for Netlabel Day.

A picture of the Unknown Rockstar drinking beer inspired Toxic Chicken to create The Unknown Rockstar, an album of sometimes fun and sometimes quite beautiful electronic music. Funky; a good time.

Toxic Chicken is the long running project of one Kai Nobuko. Toxic Chicken uses a craptop to create idiosyncratic, humorous and enchanting electronic music. Absurdist, experimental, but accessible.

Release of "Delerium" by Tangent

Release of "Delerium" by Tangent

A new album by Tangent, Delerium. Improvised Plunderphonics. Loops, phrases, and rhythms lurch in and out of focus around each other. As sounds and moods progress, surprises and magic happen. I’ve never heard anything else that sounds quite like this.

Each of these pieces is constructed of two overlaid tracks of real-time improvised cut up. They have the kind of floating pulse the best of free jazz has, without having a fixed tempo; rhythm is important to these pieces. The sounds of the source material can be clearly heard, but what emerges is surprising and strange.

2021 articles

Release of "Snouts! with Mette Rasmussen & Tangent" on iiii Records

Release of "Snouts! with Mette Rasmussen & Tangent" on iiii records

iiii Records have been releasing adventurous improv music from Aotearoa for a number of years now. Tangent was privileged to be invited to play with a stellar group of musicians, Snouts! and Mette Rasmussen for a set at the Audio Foundation on 19 January 2018. iiii Records described this as “a jagged set of cut-up, brain melting sclorp”.

Sadly the guitarist of Snouts!, Phill Dryson, is no longer with us. To commemorate the third anniversary of his passing, iiii Records have released Snouts! with Mette Rasmussen & Tangent as part of a rememberance for him.

Release of "You Are Beautiful" by Unknown Rockstar

Release of "You Are Beautiful" by Unknown Rockstar

A new album by the Unknown Rockstar, You Are Beautiful. Reeds drone, string rattle, lines play past one another. Rattle and groan. Bombast and clank.

Release of "Delead Git" by Unknown Rockstar

Release of "Delead Git" by Unknown Rockstar

A new album by the Unknown Rockstar, Delead Git. Gloopy, noisy, harmonic slabs of rich round sound roast and ferment.

Unknown Rockstar plays Garrison's stream thing, 27th of March NZT

Unknown Rockstar plays Garrison's stream thing, 27th of March NZT

Unknown Rockstar has contributed a performance to this event coming up this weekend. All of Garrison’s shows I’ve ever been to have been wonderful and off the wall, both in person and online. Recommended.

There’s a Facebook event, stream details will be posted to that event.

Release of "Endless and Unreal" by Unknown Rockstar

Release of "Endless and Unreal" by Unknown Rockstar

A new album by the Unknown Rockstar, Endless and Unreal. Sounds build and mutate from scritch and scree, squeak and clank, to intensity, rupture and roar, whilst maintaining their enigma and inscrutability.

2020 articles

Release of "Bare Winter Trees" by Unknown Rockstar

Release of "Bare Winter Trees" by Unknown Rockstar

A new album by the Unknown Rockstar, Bare Winter Trees is a longform guitar improvisation. Spiralling, steely, overtone rich guitar lines and loops create a variety of cold, metallic, but murky spaces. Emotions, sentimentality and the odd surprise arise.

Release of "Ghost Violin" featuring Unknown Rockstar on Liquid Library

Release of "Ghost Violin" featuring Unknown Rockstar on Liquid Library

The fantastic Liquid Library have just released the self-titled album Ghost Violin, a collaboration between Ivy Nostrum and Postmoderncore’s own Unknown Rockstar. “Ethereal clutter, bizzaro frequencies and will o the wisp noise”. “Junk grumble, angst scuzz, headache drifts. Smooth!”.

Release of "Hand Dryer Solos" by The Doll

Release of "Hand Dryer Solos" by The Doll

We’re excited to released an album by The Doll. The Doll has been making no-fi sounds since 2004. She likes to augment her vocals with contact mics, balloons, magnetic tape, percussion junk, garbage from the side of the road, horns, household appliances, a T-Pain mic, & field recordings. She enjoys Cool Edit Pro on an XP craptop.

The Doll spent a year exploring the inner noiselife of the hand dryers and air blades that dwell in castles, cathedrals, pubs, venues, museums etc. Hand Dryer Solos is made from a selection of live recordings performed in public bathrooms for unsuspecting members of the No Audience Overground.

Recorded on a phone in the toilets of Wales and England, with a splash of Spain, Portugal & Romania for good measure.

Release of "World's Worst Bootlegs 2011-2017" by Tangent

Release of "World's Worst Bootlegs 2011-2017" by Tangent

Tangent has released a new album of confusion and interest, World’s Worst Bootlegs 2011-2017. Seven years in the making.

How are these bootlegs the worst? Where did they come from? Why inflict them upon the world?

2019 articles

Release of "Brother Calls" by Dead Air Fresheners

Release of "Brother Calls" by Dead Air Fresheners

Dead Air Fresheners have released their third album on Postmoderncore, Brother Calls.

A new age monster is born in a playground. Before the children and before the weather an assemblage was recorded. Two brothers had a dialog that sounded like a monologue. Nobody knows what happened to the number six. One xylophone and three metal flowers, occasionally three analog tone generators we found in the street. One brother calls another. Van, garage, and hotel room studios. Press rewind.

A little different to their previous albums with us, but still with their distinctive aesthetic.

Review of Dogpark's "displacement - belonging"

Review of Dogpark's "displacement - belonging"

Yeah I Know It Sucks has posted a great review of displacement - belonging. It includes this review of Unknown Rockstar’s contribution:

Unknown Rockstar hooks up with the drone-like warmth of the precious two works, surprisingly hooking onto it so well that it feels as if these artists connected somehow, as if they are relatives, family or perhaps music making aliens that have come from a similar root. The work here ‘temporary accommodation’ is severely warm and beautiful, a place that might be temporarily but feels as if we could hang in there forever.

Unknown Rockstar on Dogpark's "displacement - belonging" compilation

Unknown Rockstar on Dogpark's "displacement - belonging" compilation

Unknown Rockstar is excited to be on Dogpark’s new displacement - belonging compilation. Music on the theme of Displacement and Belonging.

Release of "spooky mallet Resonance Knifespoon"

Release of "spooky mallet Resonance Knifespoon"

Postmoderncore is proud to release the second volume of the Dada Songwriting Compilation, spooky mallet Resonance Knifespoon. Many thanks to Corporal Tofulung for mixing and producing the album.

As with Volume 1 of the Dada Songwriting project, Rejection dryrot ripple Gombage, each contributor created two mins of raw sound - a single track recorded live with no post-processing. After each set of four submissions arrived, they were blindly put together to create a track - as and when they arrived in Corporal Tofulung’s inbox.

Release of "Explorations of Space and Sound" by Unknown Tofu

Release of "Explorations of Space and Sound" by Unknown Tofu

Unknown Tofu have released a new album, “Explorations of Space and Sound”, for their performance today with DK at Skronkdance #6.

The recordings were made in 2015 - 16 in Washington DC, Forth Worth and Auckland. You can feel the spaces of a three-story concrete stairwell, an echo chamber on a busy street, a concrete bunker room, and ‘Vortex’, Richard Serra’s 67 foot high weathering steel sculpture. You can hear the sounds of mixing bowls, water, tin cans, clapping, footsteps, dental impressions, dental floss, a partial denture, a hand-carved wooden knife, a metal water bottle, a screw driver, an umbrella, piano, chairs, a bird whistle, keys, a slide whistle, a glass sugar bowl, a recorder, tin whistles, traditional Korean bells, a whisk, & Doris (pvc pipe with elastic and bottle caps).

Unknown Tofu play Skronkdance #6 at ExFeb, 17th of February

Unknown Tofu play Skronkdance #6 at ExFeb, 17th of February

Unknown Tofu will be performing a set of movement, sound, and improvisation with DK at Skronkdance.

ExFed is at 199 Eade Road, N4 1DN London. There’s a Facebook event.

Tangent plays Skronktronic #18 at New River Studios, 13th of February

Tangent plays Skronktronic #18 at New River Studios, 13th of February

Tangent will be performing a set of live improvised cutup at electronic music series Skronktronic. Tangent doesn’t perform often, so don’t miss this unusual performance.

The Oneirologist always has a great line up at these shows, I’m looking forward to seeing the other performers.

New River Studios is at Ground Floor Unit E, 199 Eade Road, N4 1DN London. There’s a Facebook event.

2018 articles

Dead Air Fresheners to release new album on Postmoderncore at Nofest Superstructure Stage, 15th of September

Dead Air Fresheners to release new album on Postmoderncore at Nofest, 15th of September

Please join the Dead Air Fresheners on Saturday 15th September at 3.00pm PDT at the Nofest Superstructure Stage. They'll be releasing their new album on Postmoderncore, Evidence of Superstructures II, performing the piece live, and have a few hard copy CDRs of the album available at the show.

Also playing are Four Dimensional Nightmare and Xapchyk.

Nofest Superstructure Stage is at Green Anchors, 8940 N Bradford St, Portland, Oregon 97203. There's a Facebook event.

Chronic Fatigue Sindrome & Septithe at Audio Foundation, 25th of Feburary

Chronic Fatigue Sindrome & Septithe at Audio Foundation, 25th of Feburary

Please join us on Sunday 25 February at 6.00pm for an early evening sonic soirée featuring the talents of:

Chronic Fatigue Sindrome, who play ‘the pain and fatigue of the musical doom disease while the disease plays us.’

&

((((Septithe)))), a trio hailing from Auckland’s outter-inner suburbs of Morningside & Pt Chev, both key locations of Auckland’s burgeoning BBQ-Doom scene. Septithe tithes any/all profits to The Aunties

Sliding cover-charge ($5 – $10). Crudites + dips will be provided for your snacking pleasure.

Audio Foundation is at Parisian Ties And Belts Sub-Basement/4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland 1010. There's a Facebook event.

K Porter/C Reider Split Tape Release with guests Septithe at Snails, 28th of January

K Porter/C Reider Split Tape Release with guests Septithe at Snails, 28th of January

7pm

DUBBED TAPES is releasing a split tape featuring Chris Reider and Local Wah-master Kirsty Porter.

Pop along for an early-ish set from Kirsty with long-time co-collaborator Sarah Bingle and Rob Thorne followed by the BBQ Doom trio SEPTITHE fresh from the broiling storage containers and shipping crates of Auckland!

Performance start at 7pm ON THE DOT! being on time is really cool. KOHA entry.

Snails is at 103 Taonui Street, Palmerston North. There's a Facebook event.

Mette Rasmussen (Denmark) with guests including Tangent at Audio Foundation, 8th of September

Mette Rasmussen (Denmark) with guests including Tangent at Audio Foundation, 8th of September

8pm

Danish saxophonist Mette Rasmussen is a vital exponent of a new wave of extreme instrumental improvisers. From crackling fire spitting shards to delicate wisps of hazy light - her music is razor sharp, volatile and deeply textured.

Rasmussen works on exploring the natural rawness of her instrument - experimenting on what the saxophone is capable of in sound and expression, with and without preparations. Currently resident in Norway she is much in demand, and has performed with such avant legends as Alan Silva, Chris Corsano, Mats Gustafsson, Paul Lovens, Paul Lytton and with her Trio Riot group with Sam Andreae and David Meier.

Visiting Aotearoa for the first time, Mette Rasmussen plays solo and in collaboration with local musicians in Auckland and Wellington.

Tangent will playing with Mette and The Snouts, using improvised cut up.

$10 presales $15 on the door. ALL AGES. Tickets from http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/tour/7698/Mette-Rasmussen-Denmark.utr

Audio Foundation is at Parisian Ties And Belts Sub-Basement/4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland 1010. There's a Facebook event.

2017 articles

Release of "Rotten Bunny" by Unknown Rockstar

Release of "Rotten Bunny" by Unknown Rockstar

Unknown Rockstar has released a new album, Rotten Bunny, guitar improvisations. Recognizably the guitar, but strange and detached, not always comprehensible.

S. Engelbrecht / C. Wratt, William Henry Meung, Terracotta Cat, Unknown Rockstar at Audio Foundation, 8th of September

S. Engelbrecht / C. Wratt, William Henry Meung, Terracotta Cat, Unknown Rockstar at Audio Foundation, 8th of September

8pm

A night of experimental music and sonic art from around Aotearoa!

Stephanie Engelbrecht and Chris Wratt are sonic artists from Wellington, NZ. In this performance they will use percussion instruments, amplifiers, contact microphones, and field recordings to explore minimal musical microcosms with maximal methodicity.

The music of long-serving southern experimentalist William Henry Meung is not rock or pop, nor is it jazz or dance or classical. It is not noise, but it is here to destabilise notions of what works. Largely working with redundant, recycled, broken and/or revived electronic equipment, Meung’s is a search to find the music in the detrital things which surround him. In a pursuit of sounds which please, Meung and those along for the ride negotiate new and unique places and moments. Since 1998, he has recored and released a dizzying array of original and compelling material, omnivorously employing anything which comes to hand: borrowed and broken pianos, laptops, cellphones, homemade oscillators, tape loops, circuit-bent electronics. Since 2010, Meung has been a regular fixture of Dunedin’s underground art/music community where he performs solo and in groups including Volt, Horse Head Nebula, The Ladder is Part of the Pit.

Born on a cold rainy morning on the second day of the final instalment of CampALowHum, in the humid, sweaty embrace of the renegade room, Terracotta Cat channel cosmic energy into improvising sets of astro-jazz. J.Y Lee: Saxophones, Flute, Effects, etc. Scott Kendall: Bass, Effects, drum machine app, etc. Kenji Iwamitsu Holdaway: Guitar, Effects, etc.

Unknown Rockstar is the current alias of one Sam Stephens. He is an instrumental performing and recording artist who works with known, unknown, and experimental elements to create recordings of interest for those curious about potential manifestations of sound.

$10. ALL AGES.

Audio Foundation is at Parisian Ties And Belts Sub-Basement/4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland 1010. There's a Facebook event.

Unknown Rockstar set with Greg Kelley at a Seattle house party, 19th of August

Unknown Rockstar set with Greg Kelley at a Seattle house party, 19th of August

6pm

Unknown Rockstar is playing a show while travelling to Seattle. He'll be playing a set with avant-trumpet extraordinaire Greg Kelley.

The full line up is excellent, it's going to be a great show:


Hot tub included. BYOB. Donations for touring acts.

1409 South Hanford Street, Seattle Washington 98144. There's a Facebook event.

Release of "Live At Audio Foundation and Aotea Gallery 2017" by Unknown Rockstar

Release of "Live At Audio Foundation and Aotea Gallery 2017" by Unknown Rockstar

Unknown Rockstar has released a new album, Live At Audio Foundation and Aotea Gallery 2017, consisting of two live Unknown Rockstar sets. The first set is a noise set from 27th of April 2017 at Audio Foundation. Unknown Rockstar played as part of the Musical Electronics Library (MEL) tape release. He used noise generators from the MEL library. The second set is an ambient keyboard set from 20th of May 2017 at the Aotea gallery. Unknown Rockstar played as part of the Heavy Habit tape release gig.

MOD/ The Doll/ Unknown Rockstar/ Rings Around the Moon/ LoMax at Snails, Palmerston North, 18th of July

MOD/ The Doll/ Unknown Rockstar/ Rings Around the Moon/ LoMax at Snails, Palmerston North, 18th of July

8pm

A rare gig in Palmerston North by Unknown Rockstar, with The Doll and other friends.


Free entry
ALL AGES

101 Taonui St, Palmerston North, 4410. There's a Facebook event.

Heavy Habit tape release with Unknown Rockstar and Contact Mike at Aotea Gallery, Great Barrier Island, 20th of May

Heavy Habit on Dubbed Tapes

2pm

Heavy Habit are hosting an exhibition, Hand Made Music, at the Aotea Gallery on Great Barrier Island, on the 15th to the 28th of May.

On the 20th they'll be having a release gig for their new release on Dubbed Tapes at the gallery. The artists playing will be


Free entry/free tape
ALL AGES

Aotea Gallery is at 80 Hector Sanderson Rd, Claris, Great Barrier Island, 0991.

MEL tape release feat. Unknown Rockstar at Audio Foundation, Auckland, 27th of April

MEL tape release feat. Unknown Rockstar at Audio Foundation, Auckland, 27th of April

8pm

The MEL-ites are building a modular synthesiser. Come to this gig and buy a limited edition tape compilation to support their worthy cause!

The Musical Electronics Library (MEL) is a lending library of handmade electronic musical devices in Auckland, New Zealand.


$5 at the door / $15 w. M.E.L. Tape
ALL AGES

Audio Foundation is at Parisian Ties And Belts Sub-Basement/4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland 1010. There's a Facebook event.

IN the Noise 4 feat. Tangent and Contact Mike at inartsnw, Seattle, 20th of January

IN the Noise 4 feat. Tangent and Contact Mike at inartsnw, Seattle, 20th of January

9:30pm

Welcome to the new year of NOISE! Hosted by NewNoise Productions and the IN Arts NW!


There's a Facebook event.

2016 articles

Nowhere! Festival feat. Unknown Tofu at Audio Foundation, Auckland, 6th of November

Nowhere! Festival feat. Unknown Tofu at Audio Foundation, Auckland, 6th of November

4pm

For those still standing, Nowhere! wraps up as it started – with gratuitous excellence:


day 4. Please see www.audiofoundation.org.nz/festival/nowhere-festival for all the info!

$10 on the door // no presales. Festival pass available from http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/6014/NOWHERE-FESTIVAL.utr
ALL AGES

Audio Foundation is at Parisian Ties And Belts Sub-Basement/4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland 1010. There's a Facebook event.

Release of "Extension Cord Symphony 9" by Dead Air Fresheners and "Sweet Release" by Tangent

Release of "Extension Cord Symphony 9" by Dead Air Fresheners and "Sweet Release" by Tangent

Thanks to Oregon and Washington based Dead Air Fresheners for releasing Extension Cord Symphony 9 with us. "We played electronics through chance indeterminists techniques. Do not talk about this recording with anybody or you will not get the one million dollars. you thank."

Also Tangent has released Sweet Release. Muffled and baffled.

Gerard Crewdson / Rosie Langabeer, Roy Carroll, Unknown Tofu at Audio Foundation, Auckland, 2nd of April

Gerard Crewdson / Rosie Langabeer, Roy Carroll, Unknown Tofu at Audio Foundation, Auckland, 2nd of April

8pm

GERARD CREWDSON performs on the closing day of his wonderful exhibition 'Lost Worlds' with ROSIE LANGABEER who is visiting from Philadelphia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfJu3Snd0p4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTjTXn3tpaA

ROY CARROLL is based in Berlin and is an incredible electroacoustic performer/composer
https://vimeo.com/47388118

UNKNOWN TOFU is the Unknown Rockstar and Corporal Tofulung, previously based in Seattle and now residing in Auckland
https://soundcloud.com/contactmike/unknown-tofu-at-canadian-embassy-echo-chamber-washington-dc-111915

$10 on the door
ALL AGES

Audio Foundation is at Parisian Ties And Belts Sub-Basement/4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland 1010. There's a Facebook event.

Album release gig for Dead Air Fresheners (USA) and Tangent, w/ The Biscuits at Audio Foundation, Auckland, 20th of March

Album release gig for Dead Air Fresheners and Tangent, w/ The Biscuits

2pm New Zealand Time/6pm Pacific Time

Postmoderncore in conjunction with Audio Foundation welcomes you to an double album release at the Audio Foundation in Auckland, New Zealand, and broadcast to the internet. Albums by Dead Air Fresheners and Tangent will be released online on Postmoderncore.

The Dead Air Fresheners will be playing live in their garage studio in Portland and be simulcast at the Audio Foundation. Tangent and The Biscuits will be playing live at the Audio Foundation. The gig will also be being broadcast live to the internet via Periscope; we'll post live video links as the event proceeds.

The Dead Air Fresheners are weirdo underground legends of the US Pacific North West. Their bizarre stage presence, costumes and instrumentation, and their thoroughly bent and unusual musicality made them one of my favorite bands I saw in my time in the area. The chance to see them play live is not to be missed. The incarnation that recorded the album and that are playing the gig include a two year old and an eight year old - the gig has been carefully scheduled before bedtime in Portland. Watch them on Youtube.

Tangent has an interest in chance operations, sampling, field recording, and sound that floats at the edge of recognisability. This gig is a rare live set.

Dough based band The Biscuits close out the afternoon. They share their catchy racket with us; noise rock and good times.

The Dead Air Fresheners will be on first at 3pm New Zealand time/7pm Pacific time sharp. The kiddies playing with the band have an early bed time so the gig will definitely start at this time. So don't be late.

Entry by donation
ALL AGES

Audio Foundation is at Parisian Ties And Belts Sub-Basement/4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland 1010. There's a Facebook event.

2015 articles

Release of "Black as a Color" by Death Masks

Release of "Black as a Color" by Death Masks

Postmoderncore is really excited to welcome a new artist to the roster, Death Masks. Their first album for Postmoderncore is Black as a Color. "The world this piece intends to create is shrouded in spectral lights and abysmal darkness, it is a world caught between bestial cruelty and yearning sentimentality.".

Unknown Rockstar / Yellow Dragon / James Machine & Unknown Rockstar / TBA at Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, 26th of October

Unknown Rockstar / Yellow Dragon / James Machine & Unknown Rockstar / TBA

8pm Pacific Time

Enjoy the Unknown Rockstar in his mysterious last Seattle performance before he departs for other shores.

Unknown Rockstar
Postmoderncore albums
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bauu-RUTqgg

Yellow Dragon
https://soundcloud.com/yellow-dragon-1
https://www.facebook.com/yellowdragonband

James Machine & Unknown Rockstar
James Machine: Sax man for Walrus Machine & solo many things
https://soundcloud.com/walrusmachine

+ more TBA

First performer starts at 8.30pm

This is an early show so that DJ Drone Beard can take us to The Edge of the Ape Oven in his usual cosmic style

Entry by donation
ALL AGES

Hollow Earth Radio is at 2018 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122. There's a Facebook event.

Unknown Rockstar on music without action

Unknown Rockstar on music without action

I realize what it is I love about making music from feedback and the simmer of static and mains hum and overloaded loop pedals. It's the lack of control. There is no playing here. No master plan, no harmonic progression, no virtuosity. This music is an invocation, a ritual, an incantation. You set up strings and pedals and amps, and with the barest of activities offer your faith in sympathetic vibration, in your own judgement, in luck, in inevitability. - Unknown Rockstar.

MANY MANSIONS (NYC) / MA JA KA: THE WANDERER (PA) / STEPHENS/SVENSON DUO at Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, 15th June

MANY MANSIONS (NYC) / MA JA KA: THE WANDERER (PA) / STEPHENS/SVENSON DUO

8pm Pacific Time

The Unknown Rockstar and Karnak Temples re-unite as Stephens/Svenson Duo to play this great bill at Hollow Earth Radio, featuring:

Entry by donation
ALL AGES

Hollow Earth Radio is at 2018 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122. There's a Facebook event.

Bonus Beast/Asdroid Melt/Forrest Friends/#TiTS/Unknown Rockstar at Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, 29th May

Bonus Beast/Asdroid Melt/Forrest Friends/#TiTS/Unknown Rockstar at Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, 29th May

8pm Pacific Time

Unknown Rockstar is a late additional to this great noise bill at Hollow Earth Radio, featuring:

Entry by donation
ALL AGES

Hollow Earth Radio is at 2018 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122. There's a Facebook event.

pink void/dead air fresheners/the colour out of space/unknown rockstar at The Living Ro-Om Culture, Seattle, 26th May

 pink void/dead air fresheners/the colour out of space/unknown rockstar at The Living Ro-Om Culture, Seattle, 26th May

Doors at 7pm Pacific Time

"experimental music
a genre of music that is
very obscure and
composed of various noises and sounds.

usually played
by a collective of
people.

this experimental music sounds like

someone
locked a vivacious pack of spirits

in a

modern art museum with

bells
glass
jars."

by GodsDaughter May 07, 2006

a night of deep experimental music and art of making sound in the Living Ro-Om, featuring:

doors at 7pm
cost $5
ALL AGES

The Living Ro-Om Culture. 930 26th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122. There's a Facebook event.

An album of FHTAGN - Live at the Chapel is available and free

FHTAGN - Live at the Chapel

The FHTAGN performance the Unknown Rockstar recently participated in has been released, and is available free to stream and to download. It was a great expression from some wonderful musicians in a beautiful space, take advantage of this lovely recording.

Release of "Ethereal Leap Overlord" by Unknown Rockstar

Release of "Ethereal Leap Overlord" by Unknown Rockstar

Unknown Rockstar has released Ethereal Leap Overlord. The sounds of circuits and strings layer, combine and mutate to calming and transcendent effect.

FHTAGN at Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, 9th May

FHTAGN

8pm Pacific Time

Unknown Rockstar is going to be one of the participants in a FHTAGN performance.

FHTAGN is an experimental, spatial music collective with a rotating membership of more than 20 participants from various musical disciplines, including members of Stalebirth, Uneasy Chairs, Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, Cabana, The Colour Out of Space, Sickletree, Moon Dial, and many others. Employing elements of chance-operations, free improvisation, polytonality, atonality and alternative conducting techniques, FHTAGN seeks to deliver a massively immersive musical experience in the traditions of Charles Ives, John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

For this performance, FHTAGN will surround the audience from every corner of the chapel, providing sounds from a wide range of instruments, acoustic and electric, playing both in unison and smaller combinations for a unique, open exchange of musical ideas and sensibilities.

In the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center. 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle WA, 98103. (SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford, Nearest Metro stops: 16, 44, 26). There's a Facebook event.

MAGMAFEST 2015 Corey J Brewer / Freaky Pup / Unknown Rockstar / The Band with No Name at Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, 15th March

MAGMAFEST 2015 Corey J Brewer / Freaky Pup / Unknown Rockstar / The Band with No Name at Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, 15th March

8pm Pacific Time

Corey J Brewer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wd6KNsNhOA&feature=youtu.be
http://coreyjbrewer.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/23coreyjbrewer

Freaky Pup
https://freakypup.bandcamp.com/

Unknown Rockstar
Postmoderncore albums
https://soundcloud.com/postmoderncore/unknown-rockstar-2014-09-01-at-hollow-earth-radio

The Band with No Name
You guessed it - brand new free jazz improv noise band, no links yet... Magmafest Debut!

Hollow Earth Radio is at 2018 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122. There's a Facebook event.

2014 articles

Release of "Rejection dryrot ripple Gombage"

Rejection dryrot ripple Gombage

Postmoderncore is proud to release the first volume of the Dada Songwriting Compilation, Rejection dryrot ripple Gombage. Many thanks to Corporal Tofulung for mixing and producing the album.

Each contributor created two mins of raw sound - a single track recorded live with no post-processing. After each set of four tracks arrived, they were blindly put together to create each track - as and when they arrived in Corporal Tofulung’s inbox.

The levels were adjusted so that quiet tracks could be heard. Otherwise there was no post production.

EDIT: A second album is has been released, spooky mallet Resonance Knifespoon.

Leila Adu (NY) / somesurprises / Kate Olson / Unknown Rockstar at Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, 1st September

Leila Adu

8pm Pacific Time

Leila Adu travels the spaceways of music without limits. From tours of the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East, London’s Time Out says, ‘Avante-garde pop that recalls Nina Simone and Tim Buckley,” and Italy’s popular music mag Blow Up describes her last album Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker as “splinters of folk and blues but also hypnotic and ghostly prog.” Steve Albini who produced her second album dubbed her “Spooky Adu.”

Leila was awarded a doctoral fellowship in composition at Princeton in 2011 — the same year she was voted MTV Iggy’s artist of the week.

Leila’s unreleased fifth album and new live set take a new direction into Avantronica, replacing her acoustic sound for layers of, both live and pre-recorded, organ and vintage synth mixed with Ableton Live music software. The live set is a duo of Leila’s vocals, synth and piano with New York based Italian drummer, Federico Ughi who divides his time between New York and international tours with legends such as Daniel Carter, William Parker and spends time playing with Ornette Coleman and her latest recordings with kiwi beatmaker/drummer, Riki Gooch.

http://www.leilaadu.com/ http://leilaadu.bandcamp.com/

Listen to: Kate Olson; somesurprises; Unknown Rockstar.

Hollow Earth Radio is at 2018 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122. There's a Facebook event.

Zombie Prom Queen on an Alexander Turnbull Library compilation

Turnbull 3: Rise of the Mixtape

Alexander Turnbull Library is a part of the National Library of New Zealand. They hold archival copies of New Zealand music. They've put together their third annual mixtap and included a track by Zombie Prom Queen, "That ain’t no bacon fat" from The Cheetah Brothers.

Release of "Another Year Older And Deeper In" by Unknown Rockstar

Another Year Older And Deeper In

Unknown Rockstar has released Another Year Older And Deeper In. Deeper in what exactly? Deeper enmeshed, deeper commitment to the consequence of decisions, deeper related to the world? A rediscovery of the clean guitar, unadorned except for the most basic of loop pedal usage.

Release of "Found pianos of Capitol Hill" by Unknown Rockstar

Found pianos of Capitol Hill

Unknown Rockstar has released a short album of piano pieces.

"I was walking through Capitol Hill, Seattle one weekend, and encountered an abandoned piano at the side of the road. I decided it needed a final piece of loving, so I recorded it in my phone. The next week I found the piano had been joined by a second, and both pianos had had their keyboards smashed. So I played the strings directly. Both pieces reflect the decay and misuse of the pianos, and the environment they spent a short time in before going to their final resting place."

Antipatterns shows on Mixcloud

Antipatterns shows on Mixcloud

I've started putting old Antipatterns shows on Mixcloud. I'll be putting some up each weekend until I'm at the point where I'm posting each show to Mixcloud after it's broadcast on Hollow Earth Radio.

Video of Throne Lords at Hollow Earth Radio Magmafest 2014-03-15

Throne Lords at Hollow Earth Radio Magmafest 2014-03-15

The Throne Lords, a team up of the Unknown Rockstar and Karnak Temples played as secret guests at the Magma Fest Eiderdown Sound Salon. They played a set in the delightful twin toilets at Hollow Earth Radio.

Video of the Throne Lord's enigmatic set is now online for your viewing pleasure.

Hollow Earth Radio Surrealistic Song Project 2013

Hollow Earth Radio Surrealistic Song Project 2013

Hollow Earth Radio’s Surrealist Song Project is a method by which a collection of four recorded musical tracks are assembled to make one song. Participants have a chance to make up a portion of a song on the spot, in a similar way to writing an "Exquisite Corpse Poem."

To do this, we use a recording setup with various instrument options. Once an instrument is chosen, participants strap on headphones and begin recording their own track, with the rule that they can only listen to one of the previously recorded tracks. After four tracks are recorded, they are combined together to make a song. Postmoderncore organized the recording equipment, facilitating the recording, and mixed down the tracks.

These tracks were recorded at the 6th Annual DIY Holiday Fair - A Benefit for Hollow Earth Radio & The Vera Project on December 14, 2013.

2013 articles

Unknown Rockstar plays PhotoChop exhibition opening, Bluebird Microcreamery, Seattle, 12th December

PhotoChop 2013-12-11 Poster

PhotoChop exhibition opening, Bluebird Microcreamery the 12th of December, 7pm-10pm Pacific Time

A collective exhibition of collage images from print using photo chop, scissors, and glue. The exhibition salutes the dawn of photo lithography, the 120 year old tradition of processing images for the mass print medium... and giving the recycled images a montage of new meaning. Featuring over 20 artists.

Everything $5 - $100

Opening Thursday December 12 @ 7pm
feat improv piano by The Unknown Rockstar, Wild Bill & improv sax by James McLallan

Bluebird Microcreamery is at 1205 E Pike St #1A Seattle, WA 98122. There's a Facebook event.

Postmoderncore Long Play on Hollow Earth Radio

Postmoderncore

Hollow Earth Radio have started broadcasting "A sequential discography of the Postmoderncore catalogue. From 001 - 070", playing one Postmoderncore album each week. The show broadcasts each Wednesday from 4:00am to 5:30am Pacific Time. Next week the second album in the Postmoderncore catalog will play, The Martian Canals.

Unknown Rockstar plays Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, 22th of September

Hollow Earth 2013-09-22 Poster

Hollow Earth Radio, the 22th of September, 7pm-9:30pm Pacific Time

Unknown Rockstar (Seattle/NZ) - psychedelic stasis guitar
Karnak Templates (Seattle) - 6-string spirals to the ancient future
Little Skull (UK/NZ) - enigmatic happenings and surprises

Entry by donation, or tune in online

Hollow Earth Radio is at 2018 E Union St, Seattle, WA. There's a Facebook event.

Archive.org hosted Creative Commons works being pirated on Youtube

Postmoderncore

I've recently found works from Postmoderncore have been taken from Archive.org and posted on Youtube, with the video simply being black. As the works are under Creative Commons licenses, re-use of this sorted is permitted. However the videos are posted under the Youtube Standard License, meaning the poster is claiming full copyright. Also clear attribution isn't provided, and links back to the original album are not present, only a link to the Archive.org homepage. As such, despite it being against Postmoderncore's normal practices, I'm going to issue DCMA takedowns against these works.

Other Netlabels that use Archive.org should be vigilant, and watch for this kind of re-use, as the person or people behind this are using multiple Youtube accounts and have posted many many videos. Try searching for site:youtube.com "The audio from this video is from www.archive.org" on Google.

The Postmoderncore videos are http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJdQNs1FlUo and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZmFrLU_saQ, however they may be taken down by the time you look at them.

I'd love to hear from anyone who has any insight into why this is being done. As there are no ads, I can't see how the posters could make money, and I can't see any other motivation for this.

Start of Antipatterns show on Hollow Earth Radio

Antipatterns

Antipatterns is a Hollow Earth radio show hosted by Postmoderncore, from 9-11am Pacific Time on Wednesdays. Journey through my music collection with me for two hours each week.

Release of "The Cheetah Brothers" by Zombie Prom Queen

The Cheetah Brothers

After sporadic gigs and jams throughout the years, the brothers bring you live and dirty recordings to feed your need for scummy trash rock, with The Cheetah Brothers.

2012 articles

Release of "Let the Good Times Roll" by Unknown Rockstar

Let the Good Times Roll

The Unknown Rockstar spreads cheer and goodwill with his new instrumental and drone album, Let the Good Times Roll.

Release of "Supercomposer vs. Unknown Rockstar" by Supercomposer

Supercomposer vs. Unknown Rockstar

Supercomposer has graced Postmoderncore with an album of his reworkings of Unknown Rockstar material, Supercomposer vs. Unknown Rockstar.

Cyberphobe video by Dolly Dollar Recordings

Cyberphobe - Harry Pussy makes the cut - part 1

Dolly Dollar Recordings have made a video for Cyberphobe's Harry Pussy makes the cut - part 1. The track comes from the album Sweet Dreams, Baby

Release of "Ambivalence" by Unknown Rockstar

Ambivalence

A new Unknown Rockstar release, Ambivalence. A pair of raw guitar improvisations.

Unknown Rockstar play The Now Now, Sydney, 18th of June

The Now Now

401 Hibernian House, the 18th June, 8pm

Unknown Rockstar playing in Sydney, shortly before departure...

yep, the time is approaching for the 4th NOW now series event of 2012, this time at 401 Hibernian House.

ft:
Vijay Thillaimuthu (melb) - AV synthesis
Unknown Rockstar (NZ) - blues guitar
Whale+Cheng - electronics+voices

doors 7:30, start 8 $10/$8. byo

Hibernian House is at 342 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills, Sydney. There's a Facebook event.

Unknown Rockstar to appear on SIGNALVOID compilation

SIGNALVOID

The Unknown Rockstar has had a track accepted to appear on the noise compilation SIGNALVOID, as well as a photo. The explanation from the SIGNALVOID website:

SIGNALVOID is a noise music compilation.

Participants create up to three noise tracks, each of exactly a minute in length, with no silence or fades at either the beginning or end of each piece.

The whole release will be designed to be played on shuffle. Submissions must be in 16-bit wav format and received by July 1st 2012. Tracks must be new/original material.

2011 articles

Thaddeus Clay play at the Valve in Tempe

Valve

Valve, Tempe, Sydney, 22nd December

Thaddeus Clay play their first gig in Sydney. They're on stage between 7:00 and 7:30pm so be there early.

Other acts:

Release of "1" by Thaddeus Clay

1

Thaddeus Clay release their first album, 1. Live party times, rock n roll and blues, chaos and fun.

Release of "Untouched Mind" by Unknown Rockstar

Untouched Mind

Finally, another Unknown Rockstar album, Untouched Mind. Hypnotic, dreamy, confrontational, complex - the album travels through many moods and styles. An assemblage of live parts, samples, treatments, field recordings and anything else that can make a complex organic composition like this work.

Unknown Rockstar bye bye Wellington gig, 15th of April

Freds

Freds, 46 Frederick Street, the 15th April, 8pm

Unknown Rockstar plays his last gig in Wellington before shipping off to Sydney. Performing "Eternal Boogie" and "Annoying Synth Loops"

Other performers:

A neopop-drone-tribal group of timbre immensity and groove intensity.
Featuring:

Release of "Fog" by Starcrusher

Fog

Starcrusher have just released their third album, Fog. Something of a different approach to the last two albums. A rich mushy bed of chords and floating melody lines warp and shimmer, both oppressive and hazy.

Unknown Rockstar plays PhotoChop Vol. 3 opening, 16th of January

PhotoChop Vol. 3

A collective exhibition of collage images from print using photo chop, scissors and glue. Following the blazing paper trail left by PhotoChop (2007) & PhotoChop II (2009) the exhibition salutes the dawn of photo lithography, the 120 years old tradition of processing images for the mass print medium... give the new images a montage of new meaning.

Everything under one hundred dollars.

Opening on Sunday 16th starting 3pm with music from Dick Whyte, The Doll, Unknown Rockstar. BBQ possible depending on the weather. BYO, some nibbles and drinks provided.

Opening hours Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd 10am-6pm.

Artists include: Markus McIntyre; Dick Whyte; Robyn Kenealy; Menn-O-Matic; Sam Stephens; Will Frew; Claire Harris; Rob Groat; Denise Durkin; Ruby Nekk; BND; Curtis Nixon; Stefano Tevaga; Alison Jones; Di Dixon; Emma Goodall; Re-bound Books.

2010 articles

Release of "Sweet dreams, baby" by Cyberphobe

Sweet dreams, baby

Cyberphobe has released his long awaited a new album, Sweet dreams, baby.

Simultaneously mind-expanding and oppressive, Cyberphobe provides another installation of music to challenge and provoke.

Release of "Monsta Mash"

Monsta Mash

The album that was given away to Monsta Mash attendees is now available for download. Check out rocking tracks from Wellington/Christchurch/Palmerston North bands.

MONSTA MASH on 6th November at The Watusi

Monsta Mash

Postmoderncore presents MONSTA MASH! with Orchestra of Spheres (WGTN), Royal Wolf (PN), Double Ya D (WGTN), Bad Evil (CHCH), Thaddeus Clay (WGTN).
Sat Nov 6 @ Watusi, 9 bloody pm
$12/$10 in costume
Free compilation Cd for first 50 freeks
Prizes for best dressed beasts

After four Zombie Proms the brain-eaters need fresh meat... All critters, creatures, & creations are invited to the graveyard smash known as the Monster Mash!

Be hypnotized by voodoo-trance maestros Orchestra of Spheres. Howl with hirsute drummer Boss Christ and Royal Wolf. Dare to catch the eye of the fearsome Man Witch known as Double Ya D. Lock up your liquor and distract your daughters - Bad Evil is in town. And bring a bloody bone for the rabid mongrels Thaddeus Clay.

Release of "Shortwave Poltergeist" by Tangent

Shortwave Poltergeist

Tangent has released a new album, Shortwave Poltergeist.

Tuned into a strange subliminal dimension of hiss, woosh, thud and gibber. Improvised with a custom Pure Data feedback patch, laptop and vocalisation.

New Postmoderncore website goes live

New Postmoderncore website

I'm pleased to finally unveil the totally rebuilt Postmoderncore. The new site is easier to use and navigate than the old one, with a cleaner and more minimal aesthetic. It's now possible to listen to all the albums via a built-in streaming player, so you are no longer forced to download the albums in order to listen to them.

A number of updates will be forthcoming over the next few weeks. If you have any comments or issues, please contact me using the link above. I hope you enjoy the site

Unknown Rockstar plays Fredstock 2010, 29th of October

Fredstock 2010

Welcome to Fredstock 2010, four days of brain fertilising music, sound, art and performances brought to you by the Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Society.

The Unknown Rockstar plays on Friday night, the 29th of October. The gig will start shortly after 7pm. Check out the Fredstock website to see all the other great acts that are playing.

Postmoderncore CDs for sale at MYGALAXI Hallowe'en Art Markets, 30th October

MYGALAXI Hallowe'en Art Markets

Postmoderncore will have CDs for sale at the MYGALAXI Hallowe'en Art Markets, 30th Oct 11am-5pm. All CDs $1 or $2. Dolly Dollar recordings will also have CDs for the same prices.

Postmoderncore CDs for sale at the Freds Fair 9th October

Freds Fair

Postmoderncore will have CDs for sale at the Freds Fair, 9th Oct 1-4pm. All CDs $1 or $2. Dolly Dollar recordings will also have CDs for the same prices. Many other great artists and labels there: PsuedoArcana, Our Love Will Destroy the World, Stefan Neville and many more.

Unknown Rockstar @ Fredstock 2009 on Youtube

Unknown Rockstar @ Fredstock 2009

Video of the Unknown Rockstar at Fredstock 2009 has been posted to Youtube. Video of other acts at Fredstock, and other acts playing at Freds are available on the Sound Explorers Youtube channel.

Smokers play NZPRnR soc AGP, 27 March 2010

NZPRnR soc AGP 2010

Primitive Rock'n'Roll festival at the Pohangina Valley, 26th-28th March

Back by Popular demand........
Now 2 Nights.......
At Mai Farm down by the river under the cliffs......
performances by Red Country, The Smokers, Boss Christ and Flamin' Burns Bros, TurboStill, Gaytime, Double ya d, Black Pudding T.A. Maracas, Royal Wolf, Voodoo Savage and his Savages, Plus folks playin' records.....
There will be a swap meet of sorts/merch tent........
Bring everything you require for a primitive river campout!!!!!!!!!!
Donations to cover hireages and possibly bands petrol greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!
Be there if you like your times... good.

Postmoderncore interview on New It Make

Postmoderncore on New It Make

John Billings from New It Make recently interviewed me about Postmoderncore, free culture, and a rambling bunch of other subjects. He even manages to make me sound vaguely coherent! You can download the interview from the New It Make site. He uses clips of Postmoderncore music during the show, as well as his own remixes, which you can download in full from New Make It.

2009 articles

Unknown Rockstar plays Fredstock 2009, 12th of December

Freds

4 days of mind expanding music, 9th-12th December 2009. The Unknown Rockstar will be playing at the all day Saturday gig on the 12th. Many other great acts, including John Wiese over from the US, and Greg Malcolm up from Christchurch.

Zombie Prom IV on the 22nd at the Watusi

ZOMBIE PROM IV Poster by Lynton

ZOMBIE PROM IV
Saturday August 22nd, doors open 8pm, Watusi Bar

Featuring the music of...

Detrytus
There is a contest The prize is immortality. To win the contest all you have to do is KILL! A demon with the ability to resurrect and control the dead enters the contest. There will be HELL to pay!

Zombie! Fuck?
Una bestia inmunda esta a punto de despertar...

The Hairdos
MAKE-OUT with VIOLENCE is a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the dead.

Vodafone Warriors
Corporate communications a tough game--it doesn't end until all the members on the opposing team are dead.

Terror of the Deep
the horror of party beach! Weird! Horrifying! Fantastic!

and from the crypt of ghoulishly good tunes Djs Abra Cadaver and S-Kerry Ann Lee dare you to remain seated when monsters invade audience! who'll chicken out first--boils or ghouls? Ghouls! learn if your boy fiend can take it! Enchanted by there voodoo stylus you will NOT leave the dance floor alive!!!

Dress in your filthiest gag rags! WIN! Zombie Queen & Zombie King!

mwahahaha

ZOMBIE PROM IV tickets are available now!!!

heres how to guarantee yr $10 grave....

get yr ticket over the bar at Watusi
or
talk (at yr own risk) to one of the early z infected (Helena, Menno, Beth, Emma, Brendan, Kerry)

Unknown Rockstar plays at Fred's with Ben Spiers, 9th of July

Freds

Sunday night variety show

This week featuring the wonderful Ben Spiers who is back in town ever so briefly and a gaggle of solo acts...
Unknown Rockstar - weirdo mask toting wacko
Cookie Brooklyn - strange songs from strange man
Simon O'Rorke - unusual and interesting percussionist with a unique touch
Baba Rosso - gets freaky with home made banjos
... and more!
7pm, $5

Zombie Prom Queen play at Solid Doll Remixes Vol. 1 album release, 18th July

Solid Doll Remixes Vol. 1

Saturday, July 18, 2009. 2:00pm - 5:00pm Spacething

SOLID DOLL REMIXES VOL I
remixes of KnifeFight, Geoffrey D Trail, Tape Man, Sunshine Suite, Zombie Prom Queen, Talent Quest, Dungeon Master, Blue Set

Live musical performances by Dungeon Master dolls, Zombie Prom Queen dolls

Storytime with The Doll

Karaoke dolls

Dolly mixture food

Album available at show for 1 dolly-dolla

The Doll remixes Bakon Fat

Bakon Fat

The Doll has done a remix of the Zombie Prom Queen song Bacon Fat. Listen to and download BakonFat - Clouturing Mix on the Dadashopping website - it's part of Solid Doll Remixes Vol 1.

Unknown Rockstar to play the opening of Fred's on June 6th

Fred's Opening Poster

You are cordially invited to Fred's opening party!

...featuring such Wellington favourites as The Wop Wops, Zombie Fuck, Unknown Rockstar, Sign of the Hag, Bright Colours, Hannah Cherry, Simon O'Rorke, Public Toilet Ltd, Cleatus, Dave Edwards, Secretaries on Standby and more....

Saturday 6th June, from 6pm.
46 Frederick Street (between Taranaki and Tory St), Wellington.
BYO

The Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Society celebrates the pursuit of creative music making and freedom in artistic endeavours! Friends, check your isms at the door! Rejoice! Wrench your senses from the clutches of monotony. We declare a holy war on boredom! Let there be light! Let there be sound!

Dirt Beneath The Daydream submitted tracks available

Dirt Beneath The Daydream

Dirt Beneath The Daydream is a compilation of New Zealand music given away with the April 2009 issue of Wire. The tracks that were submitted for the compilation, but didn't end up on the CD, are available to listen to on Audio Foundation. The tracks include music by the Unknown Rockstar, Grant Beran and Cyberphobe,as well as Postmoderncore friend The Doll.

Zombie Prom Queen @ Stinkfest on Youtube and Stinkfest article

Stinkfest: Stink Magnetic

A video of Zombie Prom Queen playing at Stinkfest has been posted to Youtube. monkeightraynor's channel includes videos of most or all of the Stinkfest performances.

Also Venetic has posted an article about Stinkfest. There's no real coverage of Zombie Prom Queen, but the article is still worth reading.

2008 articles

Zombie Prom Queen playing at Stinkfest, 12 December 2008

Stinkfest: Stink Magnetic

Zombie Prom Queen will be playing at Stinkfest, a three day event from 11-13 December, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Stink Magnetic. Stink Magnetic and Postmoderncore have always been connected, so it's great to be able to play at this, and celebrate Stink Magnetic's success. Too many great acts to list here, but a reunion of Voodoo Savage and His Savages, and a Slim Chants outing are worth mentioning.

Zombie Prom Queen play magazine launch gig, 31st May at The Adelaide

F.U.C.K.

For Unnecessary Cultural Knowledge magazine launch
Featuring: The Wind-ups, Tank Black, Zombie Prom Queen and DykeDykeDyke
31st May, 9PM
The Adelaide (in Newtown)
$5 on the door with free 'zine

The Vicious Circles play No Rehearsal at Happy, 23rd April 2008

Happy

No Rehearsal

A night of live music where anything could happen!

8:30pm, Wed 23rd April at Happy, $5 entry.

Featuring improvised music from:

XENU - Stop on a ten cent coin funky antics on bass and drums. XENU explore the art of musical conversation with mathematical grooves technical prowess and the element of surprise.

The Vicious Circles - Hypnotic and groovey psychodelic rock trio delving into innerspace in the tradition of Krautrock greats, Can and Faust. Featuring Dick Whyte, Sam Stephens, and James Gilberd.

Skysaw - Three musicians with a shared love of the digital realm, creating beats on gameboy, tape machine, laptop circuit bent keyboards and rewired effects.

Inflatable Savants of Occasional Beligerence - Demented and hilarious outsider music from three multi-instrumentalist aural heathens who create songs on the spot that sound like the art of deranged children.

Rory Storm & Mono-Polly, Unknown Rockstar, Little Skull play a CD release

CD release Poster

Rory Storm & Mono-Polly
Unknown Rockstar
Little Skull

Playing at
SpaceThing
171 Adelaide Rd, Newtown
2PM, the 29th of March

Celebrating the release of two new CDs: "The Another Ones" by Grant Beran and "Pictures of Poodles" by the Unknown Rockstar

Rory Storm and Mono-Polly have been working together since they both lived in Dunedin, playing as part of Rory Storm and the Invaders, and in other line ups. They are both interested in complementary strains of guitar use and abuse.

The Unknown Rockstar intends to play prepared guitar, clarinet and toys. He intends to have fun.

Little Skull is yet another NZ artist better known overseas than here. His limited edition seven inches generally sell like hotcakes, and the his recently released CDR compilation of these seven inches sold out within hours. I have no idea what he plans to do, but I'm excited about it anyhow.

Grant Beran's debut album, "The Another Ones", lives in a grainy scratchy world of vinyl and CD manipulation all of it's own.

The Unknown Rockstar's fifth album, "Pictures of Poodles" is an exploration further in the realms of echo and drone.

SpaceThing is a volunteer run shop open on Saturdays and Sundays, selling music, literature, art, and other objects of interest.

Release of "The Another Ones" by Grant Beran and "Pictures of Poodles" by the Unknown Rockstar

The Another Ones

Two new albums have just been released to the internet. Grant Beran's debut album, "The Another Ones", lives in a grainy scratchy world on it's own. And the Unknown Rockstar has released his fifth album, Pictures of Poodles, an exploration further in the realms of echo and drone..

2007 articles

Unknown Rockstar plays Bomb The Space, Happy, July 12th

Happy

BOMB THE SPACE 2007!

Thats right cats come on down and rub your fur and pur purr purr!

this year BTS is running slightly differently to other years...in addition to organised sets each night there will be spontaneous set making and nightly provocations involving musician and audience participation....so come on down every night! listed below are confirmed performers...the list will certainly change, be added to and evolve throughout the week so the only way to really get it is to GET IT!

TUES 10 8pm
JOHN BELL (vibes)/ TOM CALLWOOD (bass) / ANT DONALDSON (drums)
ROD COOPER - (homemade instruments), KELLY CHOI (woodwinds) / ALEX MASSO (drums) / REUBEN DERRICK (saxes)
KRIS WANDERS (tenor saxophone)/ J HENDERSON (baritone, alto saxes)/ T CALLWOOD / J CALLWOOD (guitar)/ R CRANSON (drums)
plus more surprises

Wed 11
REMY (turntables) KELLY CHOI
FARMERS BEARD + JOHN BELL
RICHARD NUNNS (Taonga Puoro) ALPHABETHEAD / DAVID LONG
KRIS WANDERS / J HENDERSON / T CALLWOOD / J CALLWOOD / R CRANSON / A MASSO / PAUL BUCKTON / D DONALDSON
+ others

Thurs 12
RICHARD NUNNS / REMY
THE UNKNOWN ROCKSTAR / PUBLIC TOILET LTD. / KIERAN MONAGHAN
CHRIS PALMER (guitar)/ NOEL MEEK (moves)
LUCIEN JOHNSON / ALPHABETHEAD
PAUL BUCKTON (guitar)
MARK WILLIAMS
SIMON O'RORKE
+ more

Fri 13 RICHARD NUNNS / ROD COOPER
GLORY FCKN SUN - SIMON O'RORKE / ANTHONY MILTON / BEN SPIERS
JULIAN TAYLOR
THE KRIS WANDERS / JEFF HENDERSON URBAN STREET MUSIC PROJECT with K WANDERS / J HENDERSON / R DERRICK / B LATHAM (saxes) / T CALLWOOD / D DONALDSON (basses) / R CRANSON / A MASSO (drums) ERICA GRANT (violin, cello), AMANDA MCCLEAN (trombone) P BUCKTON / J CALLWOOD (guitars)
plus many more

Sat 14
SPIT (RYAN COCKBURN) turntables / electronics
ALPHABETHEAD / REMY (both turntables)
ROD COOPER
RICHARD NUNNS
ERICA GRANT
ALEX MASSO
WARWICK DONALD
ISAAC SMITH
REUBEN DERRICK
KIERAN MONAGHAN
PAUL BUCKTON
ROSIE LANGABEER
MANIMANIMA!
LUCKY FOODBAR
and many others!

tix $10 per night

Zombie Prom on 7/07/07 at Happy

Zombie Prom II poster

Zombie Prom II
Dance of the dead

Happy. Saturday 7/07/07, 8:30pm. $12, or $10 with costume

Some things won't stay down... even after they die they wanna dance

Postmoderncore presents the second annual Zombie Prom at Happy (cnr Tory and Vivian St.) On Saturday July 7th exhume yourself in your glad-rags for a fleshed out sequel. Free Zombie compilation for the first 50 corpses to stumble through the door. Featuring music by Knife Fight, The Smokers, Volcana, Murderbike, The Riff Rats, Dungeon Master and The Windups.

Monstrous music all night with (un)live acts:

The Windups shaking bones in a carnival of souls
Guttural vermin from the pet cemetery The Riff Rats
Volcana boy eats girl two pieces
Terror creatures from the grave Knife Fight play ugly
Dungeon Master will be bringing the doom of inferno dei morti-viventi
From the swamp fire hell of the living dead come The Smokers
And
Riding into town for the first time chopper chicks from zombie town (Dunedin) Murderbike

Crowning of the best dressed zombie king and queen of the prom with prizes galore gore. Starts 8:30 sharp. Don't forget your corsage.

Those who rose from the grave for the first Zombie Prom in 2006 can be seen at
http://dadashopping.net/work.php?code=zombie_prom

Links
http://www.myspace.com/volcana
http://www.myspace.com/theriffrats
http://www.myspace.com/knifefighters
http://www.myspace.com/thewindupss
http://www.myspace.com/masterofthedungeon
http://www.myspace.com/happybar

Release of "Deep Earplug Music" and "Pickel" by The Unknown Rockstar

Pickel

The Unknown Rockstar has released two new albums, Deep Earplug Music and Pickel.

Deep Earplug Music was recorded live at the first Deep Earplug Music in 2006, and is a guitar based drone and tone piece.

Pickel is a pair of contrasting live echo guitar pieces.

15 Points at the Engine Room, 22nd May

Gig poster 22nd May 2007

Unknown Rockstar is playing for a night of video art at the Engine Room.

From their press release: An exhibition for one night only at The Engine Room Gallery, Massey University. It will be an extravaganza of Multimedia, Installation and Performance art. Curated by RadCore, a collective of 3rd and 4th year Fine Arts students, and featuring artist's such as Brendon Philip, Erin Templeton, Aliki Boufis, Dirtroom Tomographic, Chris Cudby, William Hsu, Dave King and Trimasterbate.

Should be pretty damn cool. Hopefully I'll see you there.

Friday 13th in Wanganui

Gig poster 13th April 2007

Soak up some noise in Wanga-Vegas

The I Of Night (160 Vic Ave)
Friday 13th April 2007, 9pm $2

Featuring

Sets Of 57 (Wanganui)
Unknown Rockstar (Wellington)
Sugar-Face (Wellington)
HOUSE (Dunedin)

Come along and say hi if you're in Wanganui

Deep Earplug Music 3/Shake the Foundations 6 - 6th April

Gig poster 16th February 2007

Deep Earplug Music 3/Shake the Foundations 6
Friday 6th April, 8pm. Koha entry (earplugs included)
Aaron Laurence Gallery, 326 Lambton Qy (downstairs)

Postmoderncore and the Aaron Laurence Gallery bring you Deep Earplug Music 3 and Shake the Foundations 5. The Deep Earplug Music series brings you sonic investigations for often uncatered to palettes. Shake the Foundations is a series of gigs bringing you the unusual and expansive acoustics of the vault space of Aaron Laurence Gallery.

The Unknown Rockstar uses and abuses instruments and other bits and pieces to amuse and bemuse audiences in Wellington and occasionally elsewhere.

Alex mackinnon as HOUSE = guitars and nails and tapes and alot of nothing.

eddi+nick/POSTINVASION = 2007!duo/tape science/de-lay/guitar/builtinsettings/bass/dial/feed/bowing747/rocket belts/crawlspaces/ex. Dunedin | Rory Storm and the Invaders as Invaders . Post Invasion is a deviance of. wanna make something of it? The Invaders started in Dunedin 2003 circumnavigating stafford st - noise 4/5/6 piece amplified electronic smash hits playing None/Masonic/Arc/Lines Of Flight/Elevator Shafts/head gear/pimped out korgs/sonic/kaos/strings/tape/vinyl/spaceguns.

Deep Earplug Music 2/Shake the Foundations 4 - 16th Feb

Gig poster 16th February 2007

Deep Earplug Music 2/Shake the Foundations 4
Friday 16th February, 8pm. Koha entry (earplugs included)
Aaron Laurence Gallery, 326 Lambton Qy (downstairs)

Postmoderncore and the Aaron Laurence Gallery bring you Deep Earplug Music 2 and Shake the Foundations 4. The Deep Earplug Music series brings you sonic investigations for often uncatered to palettes. Shake the Foundations is a series of gigs bringing you the unusual and expansive acoustics of the vault space of Aaron Laurence Gallery.

Birchville Cat Motel, one of New Zealands underground treasures, will delight or perplex with his brutal but subtle explorations of the nature of sonic experience. Public Toilet Ltd. never fails to surprise and entertain with his unusual take on music and performance. The Unknown Rockstar will continue his obsession with the sound of vibrating strings.

Come down, enjoy the sound of the unique space and artists and check out the artworks. Don't forgot to plug up those ears, for your own safety.

2006 articles

Dan Beban, Dick Whyte, and Unknown Rockstar at the Photospace - December 17th

Dick Whyte

Dick Whyte, Dan Beban & the Unknown Rockstar will perform at Photospace gallery on Sunday 17th December, 2pm start.

Dick Whyte will play guitar and sing songs. Dan Beban & the Unknown Rockstar will play instrumental guitar.

Koha Entry.

Unknown Rockstar at Happy, November 23rd (with appearance by Ruby Nekk)

Happy

THURS 23 NOVEMBER
HAPPY (cnr Tory & Vivian Sts)
tariff: a gold coin
MUSIC STARTS 8:30PM

DAN BEBAN
((solo guitar wonder))

BEN SPIERS/ANDREW WEEKS
((doing things to guitars))

UNKNOWN ROCKSTAR (with appearance by RUBY NEKK)
((burbles, feedback, tooting, and deformed sample looping))

IAN DOWNER (drums & mbira)
ISAAC SMITH (double bass)
ANDREW WEEKS (guitar)
MATT McDONALD-BATES (guitar)
BEN SPIERS (guitar)
((jazz school vs. "i don't wanna go to school!!" shakedown))

2005 articles

Live Bones available for download - the live album of the Salad Bones gig

Salad bones

Dr Shopper has released the Live Bones album to the internet. It's edited from the recording of the Salad Bones CD release gig, and features Felix Preval, Sstimuluss, Jonny Potts, The Unknown Rockstar, Robyn Kenealy, Dick Whyte, C.W. Ireson, Lucola and T-Bone Vocelli.

2006 articles

Zombie Prom Queen to play at the Happy on November 4th, as part of the Wellington International Jazz Festival

Zombie Prom Queen

Zombie Prom Queen, The Idle Suite, Cletus, Moonland Muzak
Saturday 4th November, 8PM. $10 entry
Happy, on the corner of Tory and Vivien Streets, Wellington
Wellington International Jazz Festival

Zombie Prom Queen plays what should be a really exciting gig. They've been working on their nasty trash rock sludge, and look forward to playing alongside such a great line up: the psych rock brain frying groove of The Idle Suite, mad, detuned, messed up county with Cletus, and unknown electronic sounds from Moonland Muzak.

For more information see the Wellington International Jazz Festival website.

Zombie Prom Queen to play at the Pit on October 6th

Zombie Prom Queen

At extremely short notice, Zombie Prom Queen have been invited to play at The Pit, the bar attached to Bats Theatre. This is one of the last gigs at The Pit before Richie moves on to his new, better, bigger bar, so come on down and rock out with us.

Release of "First: I Kill You. Then: I Steal Your Power" E.P. by The Shambolics

First: I Kill You. Then: I Steal Your Power

The first "studio" recordings available from The Shambolics, this album has been waiting since September 2004 for Totally Obsessed By Skulls Studios to finally whip this recording into shape. Bad music for bad people by shambolic skeletons. shamblus in extremis excelsis.

Deep Earplug Music 01 at Happy on the 18th of June

Gig poster 18th June 2006

Deep Earplug Music
Sunday 18th June, 8:30pm sharp. $5 entry
Happy, on the corner of Tory and Vivien Streets, Wellington

Postmoderncore brings you Deep Earplug Music 01, the first in a long running series of gigs. Our initial focus is accoustic feedback - feedback that involves the actual vibration of physical objects. Guitars leaned up against amplifiers, microphones wailing, and other light entertainment. We intend to provide sonic investigations for often uncatered to palettes. Our guests for the first night are Jonny Marks, The Unknown Rockstar, and grv dgr. Starts at 8:30pm sharp so be there on time, have a chat to the artists, and have a good time. Earplugs for sale on the night.

Check out the poster at gigposters.com. Also you can now see the Zombie Prom, Volcana, and Percy Feral poster.

Zombie Prom Queen gig at Happy on the 2nd of June

Gig poster 2nd June 2006

Zombie Prom Queen are playing with Volcana and Percy Feral at Happy on the night of the 2nd of June. We hope to see you all there.

Also, Zombie Prom Queen are playing at the Black Note on the 10th of June, with others to be announced, and then Deep Ear Plug music at Happy on the 18th. More details to come ...

Zombie Prom on the 22nd of April

Zombie Prom poster

Happy. 9 p.m. $12, or $10 with costume.

When there is no more room in hell the dead will stomp the dance floor.

Postmoderncore presents the inaugaral Zombie Prom at Happy (cnr Tory and Vivian St). On Saturday April 22nd dig up your favourite funeral frock and live it up with the undead. Free Zombie compilation CD for the first 50 corpses to stuble through the door featuring music by Zombie Prom Queen, Starcruzer, Zombie?Fuck!, The Lovehaters, and The Mysterious Tape Man.

Monstrous music all night with (un)live acts:

Zombie Prom Queen, undead brothers raised from the deep swamp;
the psychedelic band that says no to drugs, StarZombieCruzer;
Zombie!Fuck? killing whitey, bringing him back to life and killing him again;
the sole surviving RiffZombieRat, Mr Kitten-Tank;
The Undead Surfer - Thee Mysterious Tapeman Zombie, with his reanimated tape orchestra;

and shake your bones and rattle your eyeballs out with The Lovehater Zombies.

Crowning of the best dressed zombie king and queen of the prom with prizes galore. Starts 9pm sharp. Don't forget your corsage.

Check out the poster at gigposters.

Release of "Bends and Moans", recorded live in Japan

Bends and Moans

Bends and Moans was recorded live at C.U.E. in Kobe, Japan. The performance took place on the 25th of November, 2005. The performers were 石上和也 (Kazuya Ishigami), 稲見 淳 (Sunao Inami) and Tangent.

Note that Tangent is not playing tomorrow at the Photospace.

Photospace gig on 2006-04-02

Photospace gig 2006-04-02

Dave Black will be playing at the Photospace on the 2nd of April at 3pm. Other performers will be Tangent and Frey. Lots of electronic/computery madness by the looks of things.

View the gig flyer

Update: Tangent is not playing this gig. However Simon Sweetman will be.

Launch of Jane Allnatt's website

Jane Allnatt

Announcing the launch of a new website hosted by postmoderncore, http://janeallnatt.co.nz. This is the website of Jane Allnatt, a sculptor from Auckland, New Zealand. She creates amazing objects of art in wood and other materials.

Antler Juice video on the Relay website

Antler Juice

Just noticed that video of Jin Sangtae, Choi Joonyong and Tangent performing Antler Juice is available on the Relay 03 webpage. Just click the link beside our names marked video. The rest of the night was fantastic also, so check out the other videos. There is music and video from recent Relays that have been put up that will also surely be worth checking out, so have a look around the Relay website.

Final Rick Jensen Trio gigs

Rick Jensen

The Rick Jensen Trio are having their last two gigs before Rick goes overseas. They'll be playing in Wellington, New Zealand. They're playing at Happy on the 22nd at 8pm, and at the Photospace with Jeff Henderson on the 26th at 3pm.

Update: the photospace gig is at 3pm, not at 8pm

Reviews of Antler Juice online

Antler Juice

Two reviews of Antler Juice have been put online, including a very good review from The Wire magazine.

2005 articles

Release of Antler Juice, a CD from a live Korean performance

Antler Juice

Antler Juice is postmoderncore's first CD release. It was recorded live at a gig with three experimental electronic artists, 진상태 (Jin Sangtae), 최준용 (Choi Joonyong) (South Korea), and Tangent (New Zealand). The packaging is hand made. The cover is Korean paper (Hanji).

Tangent performance at C.U.E. in Kobe, Japan on 2005-11-25

C.U.E.

Tangent will play at the venue C.U.E with two Japanese performers, 石上和也 (Kazuya Ishigami) and 稲見 淳 (Sunao Inami). If you happen to be in Japan, check out the map, or give us an email to find out where to go. If you're not, the gig may be on live streaming video at http://www.cavestudio.org/cue/live_from_far_east/broadcast/. Or the gig will possibly be released on postmoderncore.

Unknown Rockstar to perform at nomusics net festival Arena II

Nomusic

The Unknown Rockstar has been invited to perform at Arena II, on the 12th of October. The Unknown Rockstar performs at 12PM Seoul time (GMT+9), 3PM New Zealand time (GMT+12), or check the Arena II playlist to find the time in your timezone. Tune in at the nomusic website, http://nomusic.org/.

Arena II is a 24 hour festival which goes from 0:00-23:59 GMT+0 on the 12th of October, with one performer each hour. It is organised by nomusic. It looks to be a good festival. The names I recognise on the playlist are Tapegerm Collective and Janek Schaefer. I'm sure the others will be well worth checking out also.

New EP release "Hard Times", from Richie Rhinestone and The Insatiable Opium Cowboys

Hard Times

An EP from the Richie Rhinestone and The Insatiable Opium Cowboys, Hard Times has just been released. It has three songs of cowboy style rock music, from a recording session the cowboys did in 2004.

Tangent playing in Seoul, Korea on the 16th

Relay 03

Tangent is playing with a bunch of mostly Korean artists at Relay 03 on Friday the 16th of September, in Seoul, Korea. It's at the iry cafe in the Hongik University area. There is a map showing the location of iry cafe on their website, but I had trouble getting there last time I went so email me if you want better directions.

it should be a pretty interesting gig; the format is quite unusual. several groups will play, and none of the performers know they will play with until the night. most of the performers are laptoppers, but some use other noise makers. Tangent will play using laptop and various accoustic noise makers.

Tangent should also be playing in Kobe, Japan in mid-November. More news to come. Also the second slab of sound podcast has been released, featuring Jeff Henderson, Evan Parker's Electro-Accoustic Ensemble, and the Peter Brotzmann Octet.

Postmoderncore starts a podcast - slab of sound

Postmoderncore slab of sound on psurkit.net

postmoderncore has started a podcast, the slab of sound, distributed by psurkit.net. The slab of sound presents different styles of music from the postmoderncore label each show, alongside other music in a similar vein.

The first podcast features postmoderncore artist Richard Whyte, as well as Alisdair Roberts, Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat, and Nick Drake. Read about the show or download and listen to it.

New logo, and postmoderncore mp3s moving to archive.org

Postmoderncore at archive.org

well as you can see I've created a new logo for postmoderncore... if you want to, send me an email and let me know know what you think of it, if you love it or hate it.

also, I'm most of the way through moving the mp3s of the postmoderncore releases to archive.org. you can read and write reviews there, and find music from many other great labels and artists. however, there is more information on the postmoderncore site, and you can only buy CD-rs from here.

Postmoderncore albums under Creative Commons licenses

Creative Commons

All Postmoderncore albums are now under Creative Commons licenses. Although all albums were already available for download, now your rights with this music are specifically listed. Salad Bones is also under a Creative Commons license.

Dadashopping.net, a new website hosted by postmoderncore

Dadashopping.net

postmoderncore is now hosting another website, dadashopping.net. dadashopping is a website for free online publication of art and words. dadashopping is a site dedicated to bringing artists and audience together. starting out with 78 works from 24 artists in 19 genres, dadashopping will grow continously as the artists provide more works, and as new artists display their wares. coding for dadashopping is by Sam Stephens.

Release of postmoderncore retrospective compilation, and shopping cart

Retrospective 1999-2004

I have released a retrospective compilation to celebrate postmoderncore's fiftieth release, and fifth year as a label. The compilation is a great way to find out the wide variety of sounds, artists, and styles that postmoderncore offers. It is only available for download currently. It will be available for purchase soon, hopefully in a couple of weeks.

I have also set up a shopping cart for postmoderncore, to ease the buying of multiple albums from us. And unfortunately, I have had to put the prices of the albums up, because the US dollar has gone up substantially against the New Zealand dollar since I last set the prices.

Second photo gallery is now online

Photo gallery (Mar 2005)

I've put a second gallery of photos online. These are photos I have taken around where I am living in Changwon, South Korea.

Update: The photos have been moved to dadashopping.net

Salad bones - full mp3s of the album now available

Salad bones

dr shopper has decided to make full length mp3s of the whole salad bones album available for download, so go to the website now and check it out. It's a great CD of spoken word with music, produced by Wellington, New Zealand based poets and musicians.

Postmoderncore on Oddio Overplay and Metafilter

About postmoderncore

postmoderncore has recently appeared on two websites. Firstly it is featured site of the month on the Oddio Overplay website. Oddio Overplay is a great website that links to free music of many sorts all over the internet. Secondly postmoderncore has just been mentioned on Metafilter, a website that collects links to interesting sites.

Recently the postmoderncore about page has been updated, with a better description of the label, it's origins, and it's objectives.

This is the first postmoderncore news for a while, because I have been very busy working in South Korea. I have just bought a computer, so now there should be more updates to postmoderncore, and some more releases in a couple of months.

2004 articles

Huge set of releases including Jeff Henderson

Jeff Henderson

This is the last set of releases before I go to Korea. There are ten new albums available. Two of these releases are by Jeff Henderson. Jeff is an integral part of the New Zealand improvised music scene. He is one of the true master saxophonists; the founder of important venues for Wellington music; he has played with many great musicians such as Evan Parker and Han Bennink. Now postmoderncore is releasing Jeffs first two solo albums, A and Fuck You You Bureaucratic Fucks. Each of them is a recording of one of Jeffs live improvisations on baritone saxophone, and both of them are astounding pieces of music.

The other releases are: stark raving mad at the end of time, a mad lo-fi compilation; Richard Whyte's wireless, an album of accoustic folk/country; two new Rick Jensen Trio albums of further free jazz explorations; The Shambolics album Drunk and Mean at the Cross Bar, punk rock of japanese proportions; live at the photospace 20th august 2004, with Robyn Kenealy's beautiful songs, Craig Irie's poetry, and The Unknown Rockstar doing his thing; The Unknown Rockstar solo piano double CD fake ivory; and Voodoo Savage's accoustic tour de force with The Insatiable Opium Cowboys, hillbilly at heart.

Opening of 91 Aro St, and the Aro Arts website

91 Aro St

91 Aro St is a space to provide an outlet for independent arts of any sort we can in Wellington, New Zealand. 91 Aro St currently has comics, tapes, CDs, books, films, paintings, photographs, pictures and glass work. It looks to promote, distribute and encourage all kinds of independent art.

There was a benefit sale last weekend. On Monday the 1st of November, 91 Aro St's first exhibition is opening. The exhibition is "headbones" with art by Trish Stephens, Smiley, and Sam Stephens. The opening will be between 5 and 7 pm. Afterwards the shop will be open for business Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

All postmoderncore releases can be bought from 91 Aro St. We can sell them from there for NZ$10, due to no shipping costs. Thanks a million to Dean Brown for his help in preparing the covers for the CDs to sell from the shop.

Update: aroarts.org.nz is no longer online, as the shop is closed. You can see the old site here

Mailing lists to announce gigs and to announce releases are set up

Mailing lists

a pair of mailing lists have been set up to for your convenience. one mailing list is to announce new releases on the postmoderncore label. the other is to announce live gigs that postmoderncore and it's associates are involved in (this list is probably of most use to locals who could actually attend said gigs).

subscribe to postmoderncore-releases
subscribe to postmoderncore-gigs
information about postmoderncore mailing lists

All the CDs in the catalog are now for sale

89 samples

You can now buy CD-Rs of all the music on the postmoderncore catalog, with jewel cases and high quality front and back covers. You can pay using your credit card, through Paypal. The standard price is US$13 per CD, including postage and packaging. The mp3s are still available for free download, and the cover art is still viewable in the cover gallery.

Photo gallery uploaded

Photo gallery (May 2004)

I've put a gallery of photos online. They are a selection from a collection of photos I took while I was borrowing a friends digital camera.

I've also put up another obscurity, the Cat Tunnel. This disturbing animated GIF is based on The Infinite Cat Project pictures...

Update: The photos have been moved to dadashopping.net

Works in an exhibition

I've had some art works accepted for the Vent (4) group exhibition at the Thermostat Gallery in Palmerston North (in New Zealand). It's based around digital art work. The exhibition runs between 26th June and 15th July, with the opening on Sat the 26th June 5:30-7:30pm - come and say hi and eat and drink for free if you're in the area (Thermostat is on the 1st floor of 186-187 The Square)

Tangent releases first album for six years

A pictorial history

Tangent Precipitate now having been retired, Tangent has been revived as a project floating loosely around experimental electronic musics... the new album, a pictorial history has now been put online.

The Unknown Rockstar - first album release (and new covers online)

Unknown Rockstar

The Unknown Rockstar has producted a first album, sound board, an album of beautiful, relatively sparse instrumental playing, on acoustic and electric guitar and on clarinet. The instrumental methods and modes developed through the Tangent Precipitate era are bought to a more focused conception of improvisation and sound under the guise of this new persona.

also more cover art has been uploaded to the album cover gallery

Salad bones website goes live

Salad bones

i've had the privilege to design and host the website for a CD compilation that has recently been released in Wellington, New Zealand - salad bones. it's a CD of spoken word with music. five poets have collaborated with five musicians, entrusting the musicians with open artistic license. the result is quite varied, a small slice into some scenes that are going on in this city. i've not come across anything quite like it.

salad bones bought to you by dr shopper & pickles in association w/ the word collective

Stolen Art Galleries taken offline

Stolen Art Gallery

Due to the privacy invasion side of the stolen art galleries, I have decided to take them down. Some have emailed me saying the galleries were a good thing because "Disabusing the audience of notions of privacy is a public service." While I do agree with this, I think I don't need the galleries themselves to educate, and the exhibition is too potentially harmful.

Rick Jensen Trio CDs now for sale via Paypal (Credit Card option)

Rick Jensen

CDs of both the Rick Jensen Trio albums on the Postmoderncore label are now for sale. Using Paypal you can pay from a Paypal Account or using a Credit Card. With CD artwork by Rick Jensen. Order from the Rick Jensen Trio page.

Press the Button creates composition by sampling the Rick Jensen Trio

Press the Button

The crew at Press the Button have created a new piece, "A Rick Jensen Reverie" entirely from samples of the Rick Jensen Trio. It's an impressive transformation, a original piece that is quite reminiscent of the original performance but also completely different. Get it from the Sound page on the Press the Button website.

2003 articles

Richie Rhinestone and The Insatiable Opium Cowboys release their first album

Richie Rhinestone

Richie Rhinestone drives The Insatiable Opium Cowboys into a red hot set that's been released as "I ain't never been to heaven, but I hear they've got a real good bar".

Audience responses:
- "Richie Rhinestone, he's my new hero".
- "Those guys play Sarah better than Bobby did"

The second Rick Jensen album on Postmoderncore is released

Snowdrift

The second Rick Jensen Trio album, "Snowdrift" has been released. It was recorded live at Bodega, Wellington NZ on 29th April 2003, with the current regular trio line-up of Rick playing clarinet and alto sax, Sam playing bass, and Smiley playing drums.

The mp3s will now be 128kbps ABR, replacing the 192kbps CBR mp3s

Postmoderncore

Because of the amount of music we want to share on the website, we can no longer use the high quality 192kbps constant bit rate encoded mp3s. 128kpbs average bit rate appears to be the best space/quality trade off, and still high quality. But if you want the higher quality mp3s, download them now.

The first Rick Jensen album on Postmoderncore is released

Age of illumination

Rick Jensen is a free jazz saxophonist that Sam and Smiley have been playing bass and drums for in the Rick Jensen Trio. We take pleasure in presenting "age of illumination", recorded live at the Photospace, Wellington NZ in July 2003, with Rick playing clarinet and alto sax, Sam playing double bass, and Richard Whyte playing cello. We hope to see a lot of his work on the postmoderncore label in future.

Cyberphobe releases his first album, and the Phallus album is made available online

During the year of my nervous breakdown

The promised first Cyberphobe album has been released on the web. "during the year of my nervous breakdown" is music about a society turning away from meaning.

The Phallus album, "deepthroated", has been put on the postmoderncore catalogue and made available for download. Recorded from a live to air on Radio Massey five years ago, this Palmerston North trash/spazz rock album was originally released on Lizardmull Records, Palmerston's own legendary swamp label... we still have copies...

New albums coming soon

Postmoderncore

I should have been announcing the availability of new albums here, but due to a hiatus in my personal circumstances they will instead be being uploaded in another week or two. Apologies.

Free Speech For Sale released on the 21st of July

Free Speech For Sale

The long awaited "Free Speech For Sale" has now been released, featuring a track, "Hallo", from Postmoderncore's own Cyberphobe, as well as contributions from The Evolution Control Committee, Animals Within Animals, The Button, and other great sound artists. Much kudos to the Everyman, and all those who contributed tracks, time and money to this project. Check it out, it's something interesting and somewhat unique.

Cyberphobe has also promised me we'll get some more music on his page in the next week or two... geography makes getting material off him trickier than it used to be.

Second Edition of the Stolen Art Gallery online

Stolen Art Gallery 2

The second edition of the Stolen Art Gallery is now available for your perusal with a slideshow and a browse mode, in the same style of the first exhibition. There is a spectrum of images here, from the very mundane to ones that etch themselves on the surface of your brain.

Postmoderncore now at postmoderncore.com, 192k mp3s, donations now accepted

Postmoderncore

Postmoderncore now has it's own domain, postmoderncore.com - update your links to the new location. The mp3s downloadable here are being switched to high quality, 192k bandwidth mp3s. In another month all the material on the label should be available from the site. And as all of this isn't free, we're now accepting donations to help keep the website going.

Postmoderncore albums all as mp3s on Sensoryresearch.com soon. Free Speech for Sale soon to be released (and mabye a Cyberphobe album also)

Sensoryresearch.com

Due to a new hosting arrangement, shortly all the albums on postmoderncore will be available for direct download from this website - making downloading easy, dl manager friendly, and high speed. Also the "Free Speech for Sale" CD (featuring Cyberphobe) is finished, and the last of the art is just being done before the release is ready (as I understand). Also rumour has it an album by Cyberphobe may be coming out; and that the Stolen Art Gallery may have another set of art added to it. Keep watch for more news, music and surprises.
I don't currently provide streaming links, although you could copy the mp3 download links and paste them into your player to stream them. Please contact me if you would find streaming links useful.

2002 articles

New albums from Tangent Precipitate and Starcrusher, and Stolen Art Gallery

Stolen Art Gallery

Lots of new releases from Tangent Precipitate over the last few months ranging over widely varying sound palettes, and an overdue excursion from Starcrusher brings drone, randomness, and power to fuck with your head, on "Afternoon and Evening". And the just uploaded Stolen Art Gallery is an exhibition of peoples digital photos filched off their computers using person to person file sharing.

Cover Gallery online, 24 releases in catalog, CDs soon

Cover Gallery

The cover gallery is now online. This contains the cover art of the now 24 releases in the postmoderncore catalog. The whole of the Disturbed Bits series is now available for download, and the albums that come after these are in the process of being uploaded. Also, I'm in the process of getting covers printed so that I will soon have some CDs to swap/sell/etc.

Postmoderncore moves to Sensory Research

Disturbed Bits #007

After a long time, I've finally began some more work on the postmoderncore online presence. "Disturbed Bits #007" and "Disturbed Bits #008" are now available for download. "Disturbed Bits #009", "Disturbed Bits #010", "within the range of hearing" and "elevated states of consciousness" will be available from the Tangent Precipitate music page over the next while as the mp3s are uploaded. Also coming up should be some more material from Cyberphobe and some material from a new sampling project by Tangent Precipitate and Voodoo T Savage.

2001 articles

New Tangent Precipitate albums uploaded

Broken Aesthetic

All of the songs on the new Tangent Precipitate albums, "Disturbed Bits #006", "Wood, Brass, Nylon", and "Broken Aesthetic" are available for download.

Cyberphobe on Free Speech For Sale compilation

Free Speech For Sale

Cyberphobe is to be on a compilation "Free Speech For Sale", from some of the same people as "The Droplift Project". From a press release - "The theme of the CD is "text manipulation" made entirely from commercials. This is inspired from the record label Illegal Art, which released a CD called "Commercial Ad Hoc," with a similar theme, except the majority of the CD is compiled of recylced SOUNDS from commercials, not necessarily text, and the majority of the tracks do not project a message of any kind. I felt it would be cool to have a compilation which was along the same lines, but required the tracks consist of text-manipulation. After seeing Droplift, I then realized the appropriate means of distribution for such an animal....Droplift them! The causes behind this project are entirely the same...we need to get our art form heard and cannot do it legally if we sell it, so we must give it away."

Postmoderncore website goes online

Postmoderncore

Welcome to the postmoderncore website. postmoderncore is a label for the projects that Tangent Precipitate, Cyberphobe, and Voodoo T Savage are involved in. The website contains full length full quality mp3s of the albums on postmoderncore, information about the bands on the label, and artwork associated with the bands. Comments are appreciated.

I'm currently in the process of uploading three more albums from Tangent Precipitate, "Wood, Brass, Nylon", "Disturbed Bits #006" and "Broken Aesthetic".