Music makers

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”

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Peace Point

Cycles album cover

James Erwin has an album of bright and sparkly synth stuff that nods to dance culture and song forms, but minus the drums.

Has heaps of: Synths Decades active: 2020s Location: Wellington Entry last updated: 29/11/2022

Ike Zwanikken

Photo of Ike Zwanikken

Ike’s music has a bit of a conceptual bent, often featuring clean digital synths, spoken word samples and dramatic bursts of sub bass.

Has heaps of: Acoustic instruments, Glitches, Synths Decades active: 2010s, 2020s Location: Auckland Entry last updated: 20/11/2022

Jack Woodbury

Woodbury is Wellington-based composer “juxtaposing noise and glitch textures against ambient materials”. He’s got two albums via Rattle Records, one solo and one with Peter Lilley.

Has heaps of: Acoustic instruments, Field recordings, Glitches Decades active: 2020s Location: Wellington Entry last updated: 17/10/2022

Alan Brown

Although he might be better known for jazz piano, Alan Brown’s recent music has gone very textured and ambient, with some parts generated by software, some parts improvised.

Has heaps of: Acoustic instruments, Synths Decades active: 2010s, 2020s Location: Auckland Entry last updated: 02/10/2022

Class War On The Dancefloor

While Marika Pratley’s project is often at least a bit dancey, she has an EP with “slothersized” remixes of already mellow tracks, “exploring slowing down, lo-fi and granular aesthetics.”

Has heaps of: Beats, Glitches, Synths Decades active: 2020s Location: Wellington Entry last updated: 02/10/2022

Darkslider

Regularly involving reversed and chopped up elements, in recent years Darkslider’s music has become less rhythmic and more ambient.

Has heaps of: Beats, Glitches, Synths Decades active: 2000s, 2010s, 2020s Location: Unknown Entry last updated: 14/09/2022

Amsler Grid

Some sparse and lo-fi synth drones – at least one of which is fully made on a Gameboy, according to the notes on Bandcamp.

Has heaps of: Drones, Synths Decades active: 2010s, 2020s Location: Unknown Entry last updated: 19/08/2022

Landscape

Landscape is an ambient project of Rory Storm. The five Landscape releases on Rory’s Bandcamp so far tend towards long synthesised drones, sometimes icy and full of echoes.

Has heaps of: Drones, Synths Decades active: 2020s Location: Dunedin Entry last updated: 19/08/2022

Jap Jap

Raglan’s Jasper Boer’s released a collection of very ambient tracks as Jap Jap, incorporating singing bowls and droning synths. The album is Lemurian Bliss (2021).

Has heaps of: Drones, Synths Decades active: 2020s Location: Raglan Entry last updated: 19/08/2022

Venus Vulture

Sean Monaghan has released mostly long, evolving drone soundscapes since 2008. He has been active in the net label scene, with many recent releases on US-based Zenapolæ.

Has heaps of: Drones, Synths Decades active: 2000s, 2010s, 2020s Location: Palmerston North Entry last updated: 02/07/2022

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