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Pumice may be the long-running, endlessly inventive task of New Zealand local Stefan Neville, whose shambolic music is equally similar to Kiwi pop groupings like the Clean and High Dwarfs along with the country’s experimental noise-rock rings like the Deceased C. Largely documented single by Neville on junky products, his tunes typically feature blown-out guitars, wheezing chord organs, and vocals disguised by tape hiss and static. His tunes may seem haphazard towards the untrained hearing, however they reveal a deep reverence for pop and also blues songwriting on repeated listens. Frequently joined by Sugars Jon Arcus, Matthew “Ugly Puppy” Davies, along with other music artists, Neville began documenting music as Pumice in the first ’90s, issuing limited cassettes, vinyl fabric releases, and finally CD-Rs by himself Stabbies as well as the Rocket Recordings (frequently abbreviated to Stabbies Etc.), in addition to regular collaborator CJA’s Main Don Lonie for Money label. Pumice’s 1st release available beyond New Zealand was the 2004 full-length Raft, released by California-based Last Visible Puppy. Following a few even more limited CD-R produces on brands like Audiobot and Ultra Dermatitis, Pumice agreed upon to Minneapolis-based Soft Mistreatment, which released the majority of his subsequent result and greatly extended his profile. Pumice’s debut documenting for Soft Mistreatment was Yeahnahvienna, released in 2006. This is accompanied by 2007’s Pebbles and 2008’s Quo, both which exhibited his sharpened songwriting abilities and received vital acclaim. He spent another couple of years issuing vinyl fabric singles and EPs, including Persevere along with a divide 7″ with Grouper (both released by Soft Mistreatment in ’09 2009), and a self-titled 10″ for Doubtful Noises this year 2010. He came back in 2012 with PUNY, one of is own most ambitious and achieved full-lengths up to now. Two mini-albums had been released on cassette in 2014 (Property and Kambrook.Rammar.Quick.Archer.), and in 2015, Italian label Planam released Poise Etc, a vinyl fabric compilation of tracks from Pumice’s early cassettes. His following appropriate full-length, Puddles, made an appearance on Soft Abuse by the end of 2015.

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