Antony Milton: Mrtyu!, Streaming Black, And Off-White

Published in 2012, Erewhon Calling: Experimental Sounds in New Zealand was the first book to concentrate on how a bunch of “Antipodean misfits and malcontents [forged] new ways and new reasons to make noise.” It’s a great book, immensely readable, and there’s a revealing discussion within where two of New Zealand’s more renowned sound explorers, Antony Milton and Campbell Kneale, talk about being frustrated by labels like ‘sound art’... Read More

Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Offbeat, Alternative, and Experimental

This is the final post of my 2016 end-of-year round-up, and it was the hardest post to put together in the end. Mainly because I often feel like I’m not focused enough on the offbeat, alternative, and experimental music from around my neck of the woods. I mean, I did find plenty of odd or eccentric releases to enjoy in 2016, but I also get nervous that I’ve missed something crucial, especially around this time of year. That’s partly because... Read More

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Eccentrics and Experimentalists Part 1

Welcome to the first post of Six Noises’ end-of-year shenanigans. This year, as usual, I’ll be dispensing with any crotchety critic antics to simply let fly with a bunch of posts cataloguing a whole heap of first-rate metal, punk, eccentric and experimental rock, and a bunch of riotous New Zealand albums from 2015. Basically, the intent behind all of the upcoming lists can be best encapsulated by those immortal words uttered by the sadly departed... Read More