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Posted 26 Apr 2012 @ 6:25am


Define your genre in five words or less:
Old-School New-Age Space Rock (hyphens make two words one yeah?)

 

1. Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
The Sun.

 

2. What do you love about making music?
Before you walk into the room, there’s anticipation and empty space. After you’...

Posted 12 Apr 2012 @ 11:32am

 

Garsed Sits In With ZPZ

Melbourne progressive rock fans were treated to a special performance on Friday: guitarist Brett Garsed sat in with Dweezil Zappa's Zappa Plays Zappa for a few extended jams. Garsed – who's back in Melbourne these days after years of lording over the LA fusion scene – is probably best known for his work with John Farnham...

Posted 22 Mar 2012 @ 6:53am

 

The late, great Frank Zappa was a notoriously difficult musical force to pin down. He did it all. He pioneered '60s psychedelia, concept albums and pop culture parody, he experimented with musique concrete, fusion and disco, he composed incredibly detailed modern classical pieces, and to top it all off he was an incredibly inspirational guitarist. Zappa demanded the best from his...

Posted 9 Jan 2012 @ 10:08am

 

I can wholeheartedly vouch that Kid’s Medicine is a flailing-about type affair, preferably while a touch inebriated, but it’s just as steamily scathing when sober. I tried it with shitty cask wine and headphones and it worked pretty well, though this collection works even better live. As it should. As jarring as it is enticing, as loose as it is relentless, as familiar as it is...

Posted 23 Jun 2011 @ 10:05am

Today a B17 “flying fortress” aircraft crashed about a kilometre away from where we were sleeping and in Chicago our trailer got stolen containing the better part of our backline (drums, PA, bass rig and a guitar amp). BUT! America being a land of contrasts, we find ourselves chanting to Frank Zappa’s American Dream doing 20 k’s in ol’ midnight blue enjoying the fine weather in one of America’...

Posted 9 Jun 2011 @ 4:28pm

What on earth are you doing, señor? One of the most gut-bustingly productive musicians of his generation attempts to distill eight years and nineteen albums (nineteen solo albums, that is) into two hours of double-you-tee-effery on most sonic fronts. I will be stabbed if I call poor form on this release, but… it's puzzling, nonetheless. It's not like there's any need for Omar to resort to...

Posted 6 Jun 2011 @ 10:41am

So then, what's the band name and what do you 'do' in the band?

"I sing and play guitar mostly in The Growl."

 

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

"Australia's answer to Beiber."

 

What do you love about making music?

"Air drumming songs to...

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