Pariahs Sing Om

by Peter Wright



This was the last album to be issued on Apoplexy before I became too busy in the real world to operate a label with any sense of commitment. Essentially a collection of tracks recorded just prior to leaving NZ for a 6 year stint in the UK, combined with a handful of Distant Bombs leftovers from the previous year - it actually stacks up quite well as a cohesive whole considering the 14 month period it covers.

Featured throughout this was my recently purchased Danelectro electric 12 string guitar in addition to my usual 6 or less string collection. Interestingly, I chose to take this new guitar to the UK over the heavier Gibson, meaning that this record more or less previews the sort of guitar sound that many of you keen followers will be more familiar with through the subsequent albums I recorded overseas.

The album was reissued in it's entirety on the 3 CD compendium that bore the same name, but that is now long sold out so here's a fresh new copy for you, with a new cover in the download.


released August 1, 2015

1, 3 recorded Marriner Street, Sumner, October-November 2001. 6, 7 recorded Marriner Street, Sumner, July 2002. 2, 4, 5 recorded Hereford Street, Christchurch, February 2003. Final mix, Ivy Road, London, June 2003.

Instruments: 12 string electric guitar, 6 string electric guitar, acoustic guitar, the broken kawai, sitar, keyboard, laptop, effects, gas heater, gas bottle, suspended bottles, voice.

Originally issued as a CDr (Apoplexy) 2003. Reissued as part of the 3xCD set 'Pariahs Sing Om - Collected Drone Poems 2000-2003' (Last Visible Dog), 2006.

Distant Bombs 154



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Est. 1969. Specialists in layered fragments of guitar, environmental recordings and electronic effects.

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