December 6, 2007

Alastair Galbraith



Violinist Alastair Galbraith is probally one of the greatest figures in New Zeland's underground music scene in the last 20 years. Albeit worshiped by many (here - divided into parts 1, 2 and 3 - is a nice article written by Mats Gustafsson which illustrates an imense sense of admiration), his work remains relatively obscure. The depth of his impact in his homeland experimental music scenario is best characterized (by himself, in here) by the creation of the Xpressway label: a detachment of Flying Nun - NZ's biggest record label to date - to accomodate what the latter could not comprehend anymore. Its founder, Bruce Russell, was refered to in that given article as having had his crucial ideals from Galbraith's work per se, and obviously from his own sonic investigations in the mythical The Dead C.
In solo works, some of his most relevant releases are the beautiful avant folkish Mirrorwork, and the collected raw recordings of Seely Girn. His work is consistent throughout his solo career, and in many collaborations, most notably in the A Handful of Dust ensemble, a free noise improvisational group formed with Bruce Russell and others.

(1987) Hurry On Down / 192k
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(1993) Seely Girn / 224k
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(1994) Intro Version EP / 192k
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(1995) Talisman / 166 VBR
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(1996) Morse and Gaudylight / 228 VBR (V0)
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(1998) Mirrorwork / 192k
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(2000) Cry / 183 VBR (V0)
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(Unknown) 2nds (Cassette, Compilation) / 192k
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(1998) Alastair Galbraith & Matt De Gennaro - Wire Music / 192k
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(2006) Alastair Galbraith/Alex Neilson/Richard Youngs - Belsayer Time / 256 VBR (V0)
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(1994) A Handful of Dust - Music Humana / 192k
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(1998) A Handful of Dust - Jerusalem, Street of Graves / 192k
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8 comments:

Pancho said...

The music is crazy men!!!

Great!!
Good!!!!

Post-Syd Barret.
Post-The Velvet Underground.

Me gusto mucho este post, no conocia a alguien que compusiera tan buena música.
Gracias!

Anonymous said...

hi mister some very nice & rare music you have here - thank you. but could you give a new link for galbraith/neilson/youngs belsayer time ? the files do not work & I cannot figure out, whats wrong. that would be fine cause i really long for listening to the music thanx for all

juan said...

Thanks for this well documented and extensive post on the work of this incredible musician.
A real discovery.
Thanks, Juan

Anonymous said...

Nice post indeed, but that should be Flying Nun, not Flying Nurse.

Soidemersol said...

an attention mistake...
thanks for pointing it out!

zardoz1984 said...

Many thx for introducing me to that whole world of music: quite a discover! Keep playin' all day long…

Anonymous said...

great shares, thank you!

k.kay said...

Wow, thank you for this post! Galbraith is amazing.

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