Pumice - Pebbles
Aukland has produced more than its share of amazing music in the last few years, as has New Zealand itself. Most of it has been of the noisy, abrasive sort. Here, we get a taste of another voice from the island, a voice that has obviously spent a good deal of time alone, and enjoying it sometimes.
Pumice is one Stefan Geoffrey Neville, and behind that alias lies a man with a dark pop sense, a taste for experiment, and a sense of humor that probably has helped cut down on psych-med bills. The power of songs like "Eyebath," "Brown Brown Brown" and Spike/Spear" are electric
a confidence that comes with brooding and knowing how to turn it into art, as well as a musical adventurous that skates close to Outsider-status but then slips into strong deliberate grooves.
Pumice comes close to falling off the edge on every track, and is saved by even grater daring.
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