The Broken Kawai

by Peter Wright

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A long out of print CDr originally issued on Pseudoarcana in 2002, culled from various recordings made during that year. The result is a fairly eclectic album of misfits and experiments that didn't quite fit onto any other album but I felt were still worthy of putting into the public domain in some form.

The title track was named after a battered Kawai electric guitar, actually the first guitar I ever owned, which while broken was still capable of emitting a tortured whine by stretching the snapped strings taut and running an eBow over it. I still use it occasionally, most recently at a live show a couple of years ago.

Spoke was a piece constructed entirely out of digitally processed recordings of bicycle wheels - just because I could, and Driver features some ham-fisted percussion in the form of real drums belonging to a real drummer (thanks Rustle!).

Now available again for the first time in 13 years with new cover artwork included in the download file.


released August 1, 2015

Recorded at Marriner Street, Sumner, New Zealand, February - October 2002.
Guitars, Clarinet, Percussion, Bicycle, The Broken Kawai

Original CDr issued on PseudoArcana (2002)

Distant Bombs 289



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Peter Wright Lyttelton, New Zealand

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

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