SUNDAE SESH!

Many thanks to Mr. Hugh Sundae, the friendly folk at Roundhead & Barkers for pulling this together; the final performance of the INFINITE LIFE! tour, live in studio with full band & mystery guest! Enjoy…

SILENCE & YOUTH

…another AMAZING piece of work by Jesse & Jenna! Presenting, ‘Silence & Youth’ the visual journey!
Full screen + headphones + ‘relaxed state’ recommended! Enjoy, XO Gg.

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WE BELIEVE…

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STREAM THE FILM HERE & download selections of the soundtrack from bandcamp for Pay-As-You-Like, 50% of any proceeds donated to Rape Crisis NZ… your generosity makes a difference! XO Gg.

2003 – 2013

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100 TRACKS, 4+ hours of material… albums, b-sides, demos, covers, alter-egoisms, experiments, film scores & compositions! XO Gg.

INFINITE REMIX / B-MIX!

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INFINITE LIFE! deconstructed by the incredible talents of RACE BANYONANENONJIVRAJ SINGHPAPERGHOSTGORA SOUYOSI HORIKAWA …so many thank you’s are in order!

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AAAND! a 40 minute continuous mixtape of B-SIDES / IDEAS from the Infinite Life! sessions, or should I say years? Either way, this musical stream of consciousness had to see the light of day so, Enjoy! XO Gg.

I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN…

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…it’s OUT! My past years work, is now available digitally & coming SOON on glorious vinyl! It’s all quite surreal really…

LIMITED EDITION LP Pre-Orders available via FLYING OUT …get in quick! Lyric Zines (pictured below in exploded form!) available too for those who like the complete immersive experience! More exciting stuff on its way in the following weeks… TOUR DATES! REMIX EP! ARCHIVE RELEASE!… I really, really, don’t know where to begin.

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MAR.13 – DUNEDIN, CHICKS HOTEL, SOLO w/ Mavis Gary & Bad Sav
MAR.21 – WELLINGTON, PUPPIES, SOLO w/ Lontalius & Grace Aurelia
MAR.22 – WELLINGTON, PUPPIES, BAND w/ I.E. Crazy & Grace Aurelia
MAR.28 – WHANGANUI, SPACE MONSTER, SOLO w/ Gains, The Jefferys & HUFF
MAR.29 – PALMERSTON NTH, STOMACH, SOLO w/ Gains, The Jefferys & HUFF
APR.04 – CHRISTCHURCH, DARKROOM, SOLO w/ Ryan Fisherman & Indi
APR.05 – CHRISTCHURCH, DARKROOM, BAND w/ Oslo Accords
APR.11 – AUCKLAND, GOLDEN DAWN, SOLO w/ I.E. Crazy
APR.12 – AUCKLAND, GOLDEN DAWN, BAND w/ Carb on Carb

MINUS TIMES INFINITY // NEW SINGLE & VIDEO!

ALMOST A YEAR IN THE MAKING! 5,625 PAINSTAKINGLY HAND COLOURED FRAMES BY JESSE & JENNA!

MANY THANKS TO THE GUILTY PARTIES INVOLVED…

Jesse Taylor Smith . Jenna Eriksen . Sam Mapplebeck . Ash Broidy . Luke Meehan . Edouard Chalaron . Malino Suzuki . James Goldsmith . Mike Gibson . Charley Davenport . Reece McNaughten . Claire Duncan!

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THERE IS AN END IN SIGHT // !!!

…INFINITE LIFE!   …INFINITE LIFE!   …INFINITE LIFE!    …INFINITE LIFE!   …INFINITE LIFE!   …INFINITE LIFE!        Xo Gg.

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PLAYING // CATCH-UP

SO MUCH HAS BEEN HAPPENING! …& SOMETIMES PICTURES SPEAK BETTER THAN WORDS, ENJOY! XO, Gg.

GO SOUTH, HEAD FOR THE HILLS !

CHRISTCHURCH! A FREE SHOW! NEW SONGS! NEW RELEASES! AKWARD STAGE BANTER! EXISTENTIAL RANTS! UNEXPECTED INNER MONOLOGUES! WALLS OF NOISE! A MULTIPLICITY OF THE SELF! …I PROMISE NOT TO BRING THE BLACK PLAGUE AS THE PICTURE MIGHT SUGGEST.

BLOOD & BONE BLOOD & BONE BLOOD & BONE BLOOD & BONE


SHOPPING RECENTLY PREMIERED IN NEW ZEALAND! HELLO SOUNDTRACK! RECORDED AND MANIPULATED IN ANALOG GLORY, AVAILABLE DIGITALLY! (AHEM, THE CASSETTE RELEASE WAS BOTCHED, AHEM).
ENJOY! & GO SEE THE FILM!

IN A FORMER LIFE I WORSHIPPED / STOLE FROM THE SUN

SO, …THIS HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR A WHILE! BEHOLD! A SPLIT 7″ w/BOYCRUSH (ALISTAIR DEVERICK, RUBY SUNS). KINDLY PRESSED BY THE RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY, THIS 7″ IS A DOUBLE A-SIDE RELEASE FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE TRACK THAT WAS STARTED IN MADRID WITH THE AMAZING JIVRAJ SINGH ON DRUMS, AND FINISHED BACK IN N.Z. THE DIGITAL RELEASE FEATURES A REMIX, OR ‘MUSICAL DÉRIVE’, BY THE EVER-TALENTED PAPERGHOST… Enjoy! XO Gg.

2013 …IT’S AN INFINITE LIFE

GENERALLY SPEAKING, THE LIFE OF A SOLO ARTIST IS… ODD.   YOU RECEIVE INSPIRATION AT RANDOM, CREATE AT ALL KINDS OF BIZARRE HOURS, CRITIQUE YOUR WORK CONSTANTLY, QUESTION YOUR EXISTENCE AND CONVERSE WITH YOURSELF BECAUSE 99% OF THE TIME, YOU’RE ALONE!   NOT THAT ANY OF THIS IS REALLY THAT BAD, I’M A FIRM BELIEVER THAT ANY GOOD ART IS BORNE OF A STRUGGLE… BUT AT 10 YEARS SINCE MY FIRST SOLO RELEASE I’M LEFT WONDERING… WHAT NEXT? ANOTHER 50 YEARS OF POTTERING AROUND IN A STUDIO THINKING ‘yeeeah, that’s ok, but… but how could it be better?

I WENT TO SEE THE KRONOS QUARTET LAST WEEK, THERE DAVID HARRINGTON PARTED A QUOTE FROM HIS FORMER TEACHER… ‘The great thing about music, is that it can always be better‘   …YOU KNOW THAT FEELING?   MORE THAN A EUREKA MOMENT, LIKE THE FABRIC OF TIME AND SPACE IMPLODING IN YOUR BRAIN & CREATING A BLACK HOLE/WHITE ROOM/ANECHOIC CHAMBER OF TOTAL CLARITY.   I HAD THAT.   THEN.   BETTERMENT, REGARDLESS OF BORDERING ON O.C.D., IS HEALTHY, IT’S GREAT.

MY NEW ALBUM,  ‘It’s An Infinite Life‘ …IS BEGINNING TO MAKE SENSE NOW, 13 OR SO TRACKS OF BRUTAL CULLING AND ‘BETTERMENT':

01   Isn’t This Exciting?
02   Lemon Brain
03   Tunnel Vision
04   Minus Times Infinity
05   Lichtung
06   A Constant Nothing
07   White Sighlence
08   Blood Flow Four AM
09   27 Bells Of Youth
10   Pareidolia (Redux)
11   …Two Fifty Greece
12   God Is Whatever You Want It To Be
13   But A Dot You Are 

…HMM, COULD PROBABLY BE BETTER.

XO Gg

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MINUS TIMES INFINITY / – x ∞ ! A NEW VIDEO FOR A NEW SINGLE FOR A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT SOMETIME 2013 !

ALSO ON ITS WAY! A LTD. EDT. SPLIT 7″ W/ BOYCRUSH THANKS TO THE RBMA, AND A LTD. EDT. SOUNDTRACK CASSETTE FOR SHOPPING ! ON TOUR 2013! USA – SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, SINGAPORE – MOSAIC MUSIC FESTIVAL, NZ/AUSTRALIA/JAPAN/CHINA – SO SO MODERN !


DOMO !

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO MY TOKYO SHOWS, SEE YOU NEXT YEAR WITH A NEW ALBUM! XOGg.

NIPPON NI IKIMAS!

I’M HEADING TO JAPAN & PLAYING A FEW SHOWS!… AND BY SOME BIZARRE CONNECTION AN EXCERPT FROM JESSE TAYLOR SMITHS ‘LOOSE CHANGE’ VIDEO WILL SCREEN AT THE SHIBUYA CROSSING IN TOKYO TO PROMOTE THE SHOWS! (CLICK ABOVE TO SEE!)… IF YOU’RE A TOKYO LOCAL, COME SAY HELLO!…

July 18 – Rock Action @ Club Asia – w/ birds melt sky, 夕暮レトロニカ, She Her Her Hers, MOROHA, pocketlife, luvrap group, Boys get hurt DJs
(http://www.kiwakiwa.jp/2012/06/16/bms_rockaction-3/)
July 20 – Alternative Current @ Ruby Room – w/ thatta, Icon Girl Pistols, Kate Sikora & Martin Leroux
(http://www.facebook.com/events/406440029408311/)
July 21 – Young Folks @ Heaven’s Door – w/ Day and Buffalo, Miila and the Geeks
(http://privatedub.com/p/50256)
August 1 – Moon Romantic – w/ 4 Bonjour’s Parties, Yosi Horikawa
(http://www.moonromantic.com/?p=10948)

 

!… TMFYCHD IN ITS ENTIRETY

FOR BANDCAMPERS

 

FOR iTUNERS

…ENJOY! xoGg.

THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE… SOUNDTRACKING

LAST YEAR I KEPT RELATIVELY QUIET ON THE RELEASE FRONT, MOSTLY TO DUE BREAKING A FINGER AND WRITING SOUNDTRACKS FOR TWO FEATURE FILMS, BUT NOW! FINALLY! MY 1ST INSTALLMENT OF SOUNDTRACK WORK WILL BE UNVEILED!

THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE DYING WILL PREMIERE THIS WEEK AND THE SOUNDTRACK WILL BE RELEASED DIGITALLY VIA iTUNES AND BANDCAMP… LINKS TO FOLLOW!

THE FILM FEATURES A RE-WORKING OF ‘HUMBLE PUNK ROCK’… ALIGNING IT SOMEWHAT CLOSER TO ITS NAME, THERE’S ALSO A COUPLE MORE INTERPRETATIONS IN THE SOUNDTRACK, BUT IN THE MEANTIME CHECK no. II OUT HERE!



` * ~ , . … STUFF !

HELLO HELLO HELL… OH, THERE’S HEAPS THATS HAPPENED/HAPPENING AT THE MO’. BACK IN AUGUST I HAD AN ORCHESTRAL PREMIERE! ‘EXISTENCE-AETHER I’ WAS PERFORMED BY THE NZSM ORCHESTRA & GUESTS FROM THE NZSO, CONDUCTED BY KENNETH YOUNG…

ADMITTEDLY I’D KEPT RELATIVELY QUIET ABOUT THE PIECE BECAUSE IT FELT LIKE PLAYING MY FIRST SOLO SHOW ALL OVER AGAIN (OH, THE ANXIETY), BUT HEY! IT WENT WELL, AND BELOW IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE PIECE…
I COULD RATTLE ON ABOUT ITS CONCEPTUAL RELATIVITY TO A DÉRIVE BUT… I WON’T! JUST IMAGINE THE EXCERPT OVER EIGHT MINUTES… OR THE UNPERFORMED ‘FULL SCORE’ LENGTH AT FOURTEEN MINUTES.

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ALSO, I CAN’T SAY MUCH ABOUT THE FILM THAT I’VE BEEN WORKING ON RECENTLY (VERY HUSH HUSH), BUT IT WILL BE NEXT YEAR BY THE TIME THE SOUNDTRACK IS RELEASED… A WHOLE 60, 70, 80? MINUTES WORTH OF MUSIC. …AND BECAUSE I LIKE TO KEEP MYSELF OVERWHELMINGLY OCCUPIED, I’VE ALSO STARTED WORK ON ANOTHER FILM SCORE… MORE ON THAT LATER!

FINALLY, SHOWS!… NEW SONGS!… SWAMPFEST – P.NTH, OCTOBER 7TH & THE FLYING NUN 30TH ANNIVERSARY – AK/WG, NOVEMBER 4/5TH.

ZANG, Gg.

I AM A… UNKNOWN MORTAL REMIX


RUBAN NIELSON, UNDER HIS NEW GUISE ‘UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA‘ REMIXES ‘I AM A LIGHT‘ FOR A FADER MODCAST…WORDS CAN’T EXPLAIN HOW MUCH IT BLEW MY MIND! HAVE A LISTEN & FOLLOW THE SKULL FOR A FULL TRACKLIST… ENJOY! Gg.

POST PROBLEMATIC PHALANGES

GREETS! ITS BEEN A WHILE! WHY THE SILENCE? … OVER A MONTH AGO I BROKE A FINGER AND AS A RESULT HAVE BEEN SPENDING MY DAYS IN ORTHOPAEDIC REHAB LISTENING OUT FOR NEW & INTERESTING SOUNDS / DIGGING FOR UNTRACEABLE SAMPLES / SCRUTINISING & REINVENTING MY NEW MATERIAL POST NO CONSTELLATION… SO IT HASN’T BEEN ALL THAT BAD. I’VE ALSO BEEN BURROWED IN MY STUDIO WORKING ON A FILM SOUNDTRACK WHICH WILL BE RELEASED IN EVERYONE’S FAVORITE YEAR OF THE MAYAN CALENDAR; 2012.

I THINK/THOUGHT IT SHOULD/COULD SOUND LIKE THIS/THAT…

A HUMBLE PUNK ROCK EXISTENTIAL CRISIS

…A NEW VIDEO FROM THE SILENT COLLABORATIONS OF JESSE TAYLOR SMITH & I… PLANNED, SHOT AND RECORDED WITHIN A DAY!

…ANALOG SOUND STORAGE MEDIUM CONSISTING OF A FLAT DISC WITH AN INSCRIBED, MODULATED SPIRAL GROOVE!

…OTHERWISE KNOWN AS VINYL IS HERE! CLICK ON ABOVE TO GO TO THE FLYING NUN SHOP!

HELLO 2011 !

SELLMATES IS DEAD, LONG LIVE SELLMATES!

FOR THE PAST FOUR / FIVE YEARS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE HAD BEEN LOOKING AFTER MY DOWNLOADS ON SELLMATES. TIME HAS COME FOR A CHANGE AND I’VE NOW JUMPED SHIP TO BANDCAMP, IN FACT, I’VE MOVED MY ENTIRE SHOP THERE… PERUSE, STREAM, DOWNLOAD, ENJOY! XOGG.

H   T   T   P   :   /   /   G   R   A   Y   S   O   N   G   I   L   M   O   U   R   .   B   A   N   D   C   A   M   P   .   C   O   M   /

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THANKS TO STUART PAGE FOR THIS PIC… FROM THE ‘GREAT BLEND’ AT THE CIVIC THEATRE IN AUCKLAND.

POST-TOUR + WINTER = HIBERNATION ≈ (C/?) PRODUCTIVITY

FIRST OFF! A BIG, BELATED THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO A SHOW ON MY LAST TOUR… HAD THE SOUTHERN FREEZE NOT KEPT ME & THE BAND FROM GETTING TO DUNEDIN IT WOULD’VE BEEN THE PERFECT TOUR! …FURTHER ACCOLADES ARE DUE TO –

JEMMA CHEER – RETREAT/RETREAT – SETH FRIGHTENING – (GLASS) VAULTS – DEAR TIME’S WASTE – JOE BLOSSOM & WET WINGS!

SOME MORE SHOWS ARE IN THE WORKS, DUNEDIN INCLUDED!… WELLINGTON CITY GALLERY? JAPAN?

NO CONSTELLATION NEWS! TWO FRIENDS OF MINE HAVE, IN TWO UNRELATED PROJECTS, MADE SOMETHING NEW OF THE TRACK ‘OH, STASIS‘. A MAN, LAST NAME SARUBIN, HAS BEEN SLAVING OVER A VIDEO FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS… IT IS, BY EVIDENCE OF THIS PHOTO, GOING TO BE SOMETHING SURREAL!

…ALSO, A MAN, LAST NAME WEBER, AKA PAPERGHOST, HAS PULLED THE SONG TO PIECES AND REASSEMBLED IT IN HIS OWN CHARMING, GENIUS WAY .

IN GOOD TIME THESE WILL BE ONLINE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE & HEAR – EXCITING.

…THE VINYL PRESSING OF NO CONSTELLATION IS ON ITS WAY! CURRENTLY SOMEHOW / SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE US & NZ DARE I SAY “IN GOOD TIME” IT WILL BE READY!

FINALLY, I LOST A BANDMATE TO THE LURE OF EUROPA (RUMOR HAS IT HE WAS ACTUALLY DEPORTED) SO IN THE MEANTIME I’VE BEEN CONJURING UP ALL SORTS OF WAYS TO REPLACE HIM WITH THE WONDERS OF TECHNOLOGY WHICH HAS INADVERTENTLY LED TO NUMEROUS IDEAS / DEMOS / NOODLING ≈ HEALTHY.

XO GG

SHOW + MULTIPLE DATES = SHOWS ≈ TOUR

WELL, ITS PUBLIC NOW…

AS HAPHAZARDLY REPORTED BY THE DOMINION POST, YES! THE NEW ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED MAY 10TH ON FLYING NUN RECORDS.

I GUESS FOR THE RECORD I SHOULD MENTION THAT I WAS ACTUALLY ASKING FOR A SURNAME WHEN SAYING “ROGER WHO?” & THAT I’M NOT SURE WHERE THE ‘SALES’ QUOTE CAME FROM… NEVERTHELESS, MISQUOTES ARE A VITAL PART OF JOURNALISM, MAYBE NEXT TIME THEY’LL WORK OUT IN MY FAVOR… OH, AND THE PHOTOS MIGHT NOT BE FROM SIX YEARS AGO.

BUT HEY! LETS STICK WITH THE POSITIVE FACTS… HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER A LONG WAIT ‘NO CONSTELLATION’ WILL BE COMING OUT ON CD/VINYL/DOWNLOAD WITH LYRIC ZINE… AND AND AND! I WILL BE TOURING!

MAY 7TH – PALMERSTON NORTH – STOMACH w/ Jemma Cheer and Retreat/Retreat
MAY 8TH – WELLINGTON – BODEGA w/ Seth Frightening and Vaults
MAY 21ST – AUCKLAND – WINE CELLAR (SOLO) w/ Dear Time’s Waste (solo)
MAY 22ND – AUCKLAND – WINE CELLAR (W/BAND) w/ Joe Blossom
MAY 28TH – CHRISTCHURCH – DUX w/ Wet Wings
MAY 29TH – DUNEDIN – CHICKS HOTEL w/ Haunted Love

TICKETS ON UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ NOW… 10+BF OR 25+BF FOR THE SHOW & A CEE DEE / LYRIC ZINE!

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COME WHAT? (IN) MAY!

SO… THERE’S BEEN HEAPS GOING ON!

LETS START WITH BEING BACK IN THE COUNTRY AND PLAYING @ SFBH WITH DEERHOOF! …FUN! YES! INDEED! IF YOU HAPPENED TO MISS OUT THEN FRET NOT – THE SHOW WAS BOOTLEGGED AND IS AVAILABLE AT PAPAITIS BOOTLEG PAGE!

…NOW, THE ALBUM… ‘NO CONSTELLATION‘ SHOULD, NO… WILL BE OUT IN MAY! (HOPEFULLY) ON BOTH CD & LP THAT COME WITH LIMITED LYRIC ZINES WHEN ORDERED ONLINE AND A DOWNLOAD CODE FOR BSIDES, REMIXES AND DEMOS!

A A A N N N D D D… AN ALBUM RELEASE TOUR! YES… I’M ACTUALLY GOING TO PLAY A SUCCESSION OF SHOWS WHICH CAN BE DEFINED COLLECTIVELY AS A ‘TOUR’ …DUNEDIN/CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON/PALMERSTON NTH/AUCKLAND IN MAY!

EXCITED? YES.

XOGG

2009 THE YEAR THAT WASN’T / 2010 THE YEAR THAT WILL BE

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2010 AWAITS! AS A REACTION TO THE TEDIOUS YEAR THAT WAS 2009, 2010 ALREADY LOOKS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. NO CONSTELLATION WILL FINALLY BE RELEASED! ALONG WITH LYRIC ZINE AND B-SIDES… IT MAY ALSO BE FOLLOWED BY A SMALL EP THAT I’VE BEEN WORKING ON… EXCITING!       

HUH? GIG? AUCKLAND?

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I THINK IT HAS BEEN THREE YEARS SINCE I PLAYED A GIG IN AUCKLAND… SOME NERVOUS WRECK HAMMERING A PIANO BY HIMSELF BACK THEN HAS GROWN INTO A NERVOUS WRECK WITH A BACKING BAND… GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME.

CAUGHT IN MOTION // DISPLAYING

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PHOTOS TAKEN BY LENNART MASCHMEYER FROM SATURDAY THE 24TH OF OCTOBER // SFBH, WGTN, NZ.

SHO’ IS TIME FOR SHOWTIME!

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LOOSE CHANGE’ …VIDEO & TRACK ONLINE

ANOTHER BRILLIANT PIECE OF WORK BY JESSE TAYLOR SMITH… ACCOLADES ARE DUE… PLEASE WATCH & ENJOY.

…LOOSE CHANGE CAN ALSO BE STREAMED FROM MYFACESPACEBOOK, XOGG

HAJIMEMASHITE!

BZZZKRSSCHH!

NEW SONGS AND VISUALS FROM THE NEW ALBUM… ONLINE NEXT WEEK(ISH)!

XOGG

NEW COLLECTION OF WORKS OTHERWISE KNOWN AS SONGS OTHERWISE COLLECTIVELY KNOWN AS AN ALBUM

HELLO, MY NEW ALBUM IS FINISHED…

IT HAS A FINAL TRACKLISTING OF ELEVEN SONGS; LOOSE CHANGE / CHROMOSOMES / I AM A LIGHT! / FIRE DOWNSTAIRS / OUR HEADS COLLIDE / PEARLY WHITES / ALL AUTHENTICITY / CIRCA SKELETON 31 / GEM APPLE JOHN / DIAMOND GUTTERS, MERMAID SEWERS / OH, STASIS.

IT ALSO HAS A WHOLE BUNCH OF B-SIDES AND ALTERNATE VERSIONS WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE…

…I’M VERY HAPPY WITH MY NEW ALBUM.

…I WILL BE TOURING ITS RELEASE.

…I WILL ALSO BE SUPPORTING WHY? IN WELLINGTON ON DEC 18TH

XO GG

OH YEA… I SAID I’D DO THAT…

IN KEEPING THE PAST ALIVE I’VE FINALLY UPLOADED MY 2003/4 ALBUM ‘BEHIND LOCKED DOORS‘ FOR DOWNLOAD

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ALSO, ALSO, ALSO… JUST AS I’M TYPING THIS, THE FINAL TRACK FOR MY NEW ALBUM IS BEING MASTERED, OOO!

ENJOI!
XO GG

// RE \\ CO // RD \\ IN // G… FINAL DAYS

…ALL THE PROS RECORD THEIR VOCALS AT HOME, BUILDING FAUX VOCAL BOOTHS IN THEIR BEDROOMS WITH A COLLECTION OF DUVETS, MATTRESSES AND MASKING TAPE… DONT THEY?room.png

R // R // RECORDING

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RECORDING // RECORDING \\ RECORDING

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ONGOINGS AS SUCH…

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… IF YOU WERE THERE, THANKS FOR WATCHING.

SO, WHATS NEW? … THE NEXT ALBUM IS WELL ON ITS WAY, DEMOS / ARRANGEMENTS ETC ETC, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY I’M GOING ABOUT RECORDING IT IN A DIFFERENT STYLE… AS A BAND! SO, MR. FAWDRAY  & MR. COOPER (AS PICTURED FROM L – R) WILL BE JOINING ME FOR THE BONES OF THE ALBUM, THE REST WILL BE DONE BY MYSELF & VARIOUS OTHERS, HERE & THERE …

… A WHILE AGO I HAD THE INSPIRED PLAN OF REMIXING / REMASTERING ‘BEHIND LOCKED DOORS’ (BACK FROM THE 2003/4 DAYS) AND RE-RELEASING IT. FOR NUMEROUS REASONS THIS HASN’T HAPPENED AND AFTER LISTENING TO THE RECORD AGAIN I’VE DECIDED TO LEAVE IT AS IT IS, … WITH ALL ITS FLUCTUATIONS AND IMPERFECTIONS. SURE, AT TIMES THE VOCALS ARE BARELY AUDIBLE, BUT THATS BECAUSE I WAS A LITTLE YOUNGER AND A LITTLE AFRAID OF BEING HONEST.

BEHIND LOCKED DOORS WILL GO UP ON SELLMATES.CO.NZ LATE MARCH FOR DOWNLOAD.

XO GG

EVIDENCE THAT YES, IT DID INDEED HAPPEN…

I WAS ASKED IF I HAD ANY VIDEOS OF MY LIVE SHOWS… TO WHICH I THOUGHT ‘NO…?’ HOWEVER, I WAS WRONG.
HERES SOME FOOTAGE OF A NERVOUS WRECK. ENJOY.

A RETURN TO THE SOUTH

HOME! … AFTER THREE MONTHS ON THE ROAD WITH SOSOMODERN AND BRIMMING WITH INSANITY – SO MANY IDEAS TO RECORD, SO MANY STORIES TO SHARE … THERE IS, INDEED, EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR … XOGG

… OH YEA, I’VE ALSO SET UP A MYSPACE PAGE FOR SIAMESE … IT MAY / MAY NOT BE YOUR CUP ‘O TEA!

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… PHOTOS BY SAM CONAGLEN

DEATH TO COVER STARS!

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EMM PEE 3ES…

LOVERS OF BINARY CODE… THE CHAPTERS EP IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT, …DA NA NAA!

WWW.SELLMATES.CO.NZ

ENJOY!
X O G G

TOUR! TOUR! TORA!

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CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH SO SO MODERN … … SUCH IS A LIFE ON THE ROAD. XOGG

A CONSTANT STRING! / HEAR ME SING, HEAR ME SING, HEAR ME SING! / LUNGS FULL, WITH A VOICE TO BURN! / RESPOND TO A CALL, RESPOND TO A CALL! / EXISTENCE, EXIT ENDS, I EXIST IN ORDER TO MAKE ENDS MEET / THIS IS THE SWEAT / THIS IS THE HEAT / THIS IS THE DEPRIVATION OF SLEEP / THIS IS THE PULSE / THIS IS THE FUEL IN YOUR VEINS, READY TO COMBUST.

OOH! INTERESTING … V4

WWW.CHEESEONTOAST.CO.NZ FOR SOME PLEASANTRIES ON THE CHAPTERS EP

EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE …

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LIMITED TO 500 COPIES, IN SHOPS NOW OR CONTACT ME FOR POSTAL ORDERS! XO GG

NOT KITTENS, TWINS …

SO… LAST EVE I DEBUTED A SIDE PROJECT OF MINE BY THE ALIAS OF ‘SIAMESE’ OPENING FOR AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS’S ‘AMPERE’ ALONGSIDE ‘STRANGERS’ & ‘ORNOTHOLOGIST’. IF YOU’RE PARTIAL TO AMBIENCE, DRONESCAPES & WALLS OF NOISE IT MAY BE YOUR THING… KEEP AN EYE OUT, SOMETIME!

… IN OTHER NEWS SOSOMODERN EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR ’08 KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK, DAMN!

TAKE CARE, GG

THANKING YOU & YOU & YOU & YOU & YOU …

WOW! … THANKS TO ALL WHO WORKED / PARTCIPATED / ATTENDED MY SHOW ON THE 30TH, IT WAS UNDOUBTEDLY MY FAVOURITE SOLO PERFORMANCE TO DATE … EXTRA CREDIT IN ORDER TO :
JAMES GOLDSMITH & CRAIG BLACK – SOUND TEAM OF THE GODS!
SETH & MERLE, KITTEN ET ME & PAPERGHOST – TRIPLE CRED FOR P.G. … THAT WAS HIS FIRST SHOW!
MY ‘DREAM TEAM‘ OF AIDAN, ALBERT, CHRIS & TROY (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) – BACKING BAND OF A NERVOUS WRECK!

… IN OTHER NEWS, CHAPTERS … DELAYED, SORRY ABOUT THAT … PRE-ORDERS WILL GO OUT ON THE 4TH JUNE AND IT SHOULD BE IN THE SHOPS SHORTLY AFTER!

ENJOI! … XO GG & MUSIC ETC

… OH YEA! SOME REVIEWS OF THE SHOW CAN BE FOUND AT LUMIERE.NET.NZ & MUSIC ETC

WOW! SUPERLATIVES, ETC …

MOVING IMAGES COMPILED AND EDITED BY THE AMAZING JESSE SMITH… ACCOLADES ARE DUE!

OOH! INTERESTING … V3

WWW.SALIENT.ORG.NZ FOR SOME PLEASANT WORDS AND MISSPULT LAST NAME! HEHE …

OOH! INTERESTING … V2

WWW.THEKITCHENSINK.CO.NZ  FOR SOME MORE CHAT ‘N CHIT ON THE NEW EP … !

OOH! INTERESTING …

WWW.EINSTEINMUSICJOURNAL.CO.NZ FOR SOME CHIT CHAT ON THE NEW EP + RELEASE SHOW!

LEVEL COMPLETE! …

THE CHAPTERS EP IS HOT OUT OF THE MASTERING OVEN, AND A SNEAKY PREVIEW MEDLEY (YES, MEDLEY, I’M SORRY… WHAT A TEASE) IS UP ON MY MYSPACE FOR A LISTEN, ENJOI!

A FEW FACTS …

CHAPTERS IS A COLLECTION OF SONGS, OLD & NEW, DATING FROM 2002 UNTIL PRESENT.
CHAPTERS IS A PROJECT THAT UNDERTOOK TWO RULES: NO PIANO & NO DISTORTION. THESE RULES WERE BROKEN, ONLY TWICE, IF YOU LISTEN CLOSE ENOUGH.
CHAPTERS IS, IN A SENSE, DISPLAYING THE MORE ‘ACOUSTIC’ SIDE OF MY SONG WRITING. A SIDE THAT NEEDED ITS OWN SPACE FROM THE PIANO DRIVEN NATURE OF MY EARLIER WORK…

SO, ITS KINDA… DIFFERENT, CONSIDERING THE INSTRUMENTATION.

EXTRA THANK YOUS ARE IN ORDER FOR …
THE BRILLIANT JAMES GOLDSMITH AND CRAIG BLACK FOR HELPING ME WITH VARIOUS ASPECTS INVOLVED IN THE RECORDING & MIXING OF CHAPTERS.
THE MARVELOUS MIKE GIBSON FOR HIS MASTERING TALENTS.
THE SUBERB SHAUN K ANDERSON FOR HIS LENDING OF MICROPHONES.
THE AMAZING MICHAEL WHITE FOR HIS LENDING OF A DOUBLE BASS.
THE EXCELLENT ZACH WEBER FOR HIS LENDING OF A XYLOPHONE.
THE FANTASTIC SAN FRANCISCO BATH HOUSE FOR LETTING ME RECORD THERE.
THE PRODIGIOUS STOMACH FOR LETTING ME RECORD THERE.
THE POLITE FLATMATES FOR LETTING ME RECORD UNTIL THE WEE HOURS…

SO, ITS OUT IN THE SHOPS ON 02.06.08, IT’S LIMITED TO 500 COPIES, & THE 1ST 50 GET LIMITED LYRIC ZINES!

I’M TAKING PREORDERS NOW VIA MY MYSPACE… OR YOU CAN EMAIL ME… OR GRAB A COPY AT THE SHOW (BELOW)

ENJOI! XO GG

A PERFORMANCE WITHIN A LIVE CONTEXT …

MY NEXT PUBLIC OUTING! … WILL ALSO DOUBLE UP AS A SNEAKY RELEASE SHOW FOR THE ‘CHAPTERS’ EP.
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XO GG

ALL THE LIVE-LONG DAY! …

I’ve been WORKING … and heres some photographic evidence, thanks to M.SUZUKI for the lovely photorec-web.png

RETURN TO SENDER …

J WARDS!

Letters in the mail RULE and I always write back (promise)… Every now & then one gets returned, so J WARDS, this is your call!
In other news check out the 1st issue of NO MAGAZINEYASS!

XO GG

CHAPTERS …

EP!

Is a small collection of songs, OLD & NEW, that I hope to release by JUNE… Hope y’all like it!
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GG

WHAT KIND OF NZ’DER …

… HAS A NAME LIKE GRAYSON?

a question posed during my set at the amazing CAMP A LOW HUM (many many thanks in order for all who attended my set and to BLINK for all his hard work) … and a fair enough question, its hardly a name that resounds any form of patriotism … BARRY Gilmour, JIM Gilmour heh, what can I say? just got me to THINKING!

SO!… BACK IN THE COUNTRY!

and its so good to be back … time to get started on a whole lotta PROJECTS! I’m looking forward to compiling some songs for a limited split tape with MILD AMERICA, working on a soundtrack for a FILM, doing some REMIXES, beginning blueprints on the new SO SO MODERN album and countless hours of umming n ahhing over which version of which song to record for ‘OH ! STASIS’ which may very well be the title of my next album, yay.
What else is new … SOUNDS! I acquired an awesome Yamaha drum machine from the 80s while in Palmerston North, Bought an Italian made organ and a Kalimba … what a mix they could be together!

ENJOI! XO GG

OH ! ME, OH ! MY…

SO!… WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?

Having left NEW ZEALAND in August to live, lead and love the bohemian lifestyle with three other companions under the guise of ‘sosomodern’ … I’ve been rolling over continent after continent of European culture, with shows (almost) every night, with all the hard work and the good times that follow its been THE experience to shake the foundations of one small town New Zealander.

NOW!… WHAT NEXT?

ALBUM #5! I’m nesting in a giant pile of demos, out-takes, noodles and silly covers… making slow and concise progress on what to do with them, which to record, which to leave orphaned in the DEMOS folder on my laptop, hmmm… all ‘n’ all its making for one interesting record.
Whats different this time around? … SPACE! … for the majority of this year I have been working without a studio, music room, or any place to call my own other than the comfort of my headphones, such is a life on the road, so… there may be a lot of guitars, a lot less piano, a lot more arrangements, who knows? we’ll find out in the great 2008!

XO GG