Catalogue

Catalogue

VARIOUS : TRANS TASMAN COMPILATION: EYE 022

The past twenty years has seen an amazing flowering of creative musical talent on both sides of the Tasman, ample evidence of which is heard throughout this CD. Although the main focus on this recording is on Kiwi music and musicians, celebrating the creative music community is really at the heart of this CD, no matter where the musicians heard here may choose to live and work. Take for example the wonderfully iconoclastic and passionate Roger Manins who spent considerable time in New York, paying his dues in that mother of all dues-paying cities. Since his return he has …
Transtasman

THE NORMAN MEEHAN QUINTET: THE BELLS EYE021

THE NORMAN MEEHAN QUINTET New Zealand's Premier Piano Jazz Quartet A debut from this Wellington-based quintet formed around pianist Norman Meehan (head of the Massey University School of Jazz in Wellington). A first for the label with piano to the fore. Featuring the C L BOB rhythm section of Tim Jaray on Double Bass and Steve Cournane drums, along with Lucien Johnson sax and flute, Nick Van Dijk trumpet and trombone. Keep an eye out for more releases from Norm in the future. "A highly satisfying set of original, homegrown acoustic jazz. The playing is soulful, swinging and spacious …

MESTAR : PORCUPINE : EYE 020

Onward into a new century and a new generation of good old Dunedin quirky twisted guitar pop legacy MESTAR emerges with their third CD and first released on YELLOW EYE. MESTAR comprises John White (vocals, guitar) , Stefan Bray (vocals, bass) and Ian Wilson (vocals,drums). It's a classic framework, a guitar based three piece, with a guest cast including HDU's Tristan Dingemans (space guitar), Jay Clarkson and CLOUDBOY's Dermania Lloyd (vocals). The result is PORCUPINE. "Our plan was to make an album of three minute, rock anthem, fairytale, pop songs. Then we found ourselves in MESTAR-LAND with our all-time …
Mestar

C.L.BOB : STEREOSCOPE : EYE 019

A C.L.BOB show is a complete guerilla musical experience that takes you on a tour of duty through beautiful composed ballads, raw intense free jazz and back, rollicking and laughing, then running for cover, through just plain fun tunes.  C.L.BOB play from the heart and soul, searching for the magic that defines great live music while never forgetting that the audience must not forget the show. No other band in the world will take you from HENDRIX to SUN RA then back to ole New Orleans within the action-packed intensity of a minute.  Last summer the band completed a …
Eye019

DAVID EGGLETON : VERSIFIER : EYE 018

DAVID and his VERSIFIER cd EYE 018 has its offical release at Arc in Dunedin Friday July 19 with muso's MARTIN PHILLIPPS, JAY CLARKSON, CHRIS MATTHEWS and TREVOR COLEMAN with his group. VERSIFIER is the umbrella title of performance poet DAVID EGGLETON's new album of words and music - a 12 track collaboration with a range of notable New Zealand musicians. It is DAVID EGGLETON's second CD release. His first CD POETRY DEMON came out in 1993 on Jayrem Records. His work has also been included on various CD and vinyl compilations. VERSIFIER features musical contributions from JAY CLARKSON, …

SHE'S INSANE : SHE'S INSANE ALBUM EYE016

SHE'S INSANE: HISTORY The name of the band had been an issue for quite some time. Names of feminine products did not quite suit, so after some wisecracks by Tasha the drummer the name SHE'S INSANE seemed fitting. Talk to her you'll see why . . . From out of nowhere, well New Brighton to be exact come SHE'S INSANE led by the twin vocal harmonies of sisters Tasha French (drums) and Maria Due (rhythm guitar), ably backed up by the lads - guitarist and original member Pete Thomson and recent recruit (bassist Adam Gallagher ex HOLY TOLEDOS and …