For the support, promotion and preservation of independent and adventurous music and sound in Aotearoa/NZ
Rosy Parlane first started playing music in 1993, as drummer and pianist for the improvised rock trio Thela alongside Dion Workman and Dean Roberts.
After releasing two CDs on the Ecstatic Peace label and touring the USA and Australia, Thela disbanded in 1997.
In 1996/97 he was also drumming for NZ noise trio Pit Viper as well as being involved in Marcel Bear’s Empirical project.
At this time he was also working on solo material and self-released three 7” singles in consecutive months at the end of 1997.
In 1997 he formed the electronic duo Parmentier with fellow Thela member Dion Workman and released the double 8” vinyl recording Odessa on Auckland’s Crawlspace Records. In March of that year they relocated to Melbourne, Australia and released the CD Luxsound on their own record label Sigma Editions.
Sigma Editions also relased the first two solo Parlane Cd's #1-4 and Getxo.
Presently based back in Auckland after a few years living and performing around Europe, Parlane has returned to solo work.
His third CD, Iris, was released by the UK label Touch in March 2004 with a follow-up, Jessamine, released in October 2006.
Over the last few years he has collaborated on releases with Austrian electronic musicians Christian Fennesz (Live in Melbourne CD) and Peter Rehberg (as Rosenberg) as well as with Mattin and AMM’s Eddie Prevost.
Since returning to NZ he has been performing in the improvised electro-acoustic ensemble Plains (alongside Richard Francis, Paul Winstanley, Mark Sadgrove, Tim Coster and Clinton Watkins).
He has also been involved in gallery installations and experimental film soundtracks including a 2002 performance at the Tate Modern Gallery in London, the NZ Film Archive’s “Soundtracks” festival in 2003 and ‘Media Art from New Zealand in the CityQuartier Frankfurter Welle’. Frankfurt AM, Germany in 2004.
08/95 Thela: Untitled CD (Ecstatic Peace. USA)
08/96 Thela: Argentina CD (Ecstatic Peace. USA)
02/97 Empirical: Untitled LP (Self Released)
10/97 Rosy Parlane: #1 7” (Self Released)
11/97 Rosy Parlane: #2 7” (Self Released)
12/97 Rosy Parlane: #3 7” (Self Released)
01/98 Parmentier: Odessa 2x8” (Crawlspace. NZ)
03/98 R.Parlane/RSW.Lundon 7” (Imperial. NZ)
04/98 Pit Viper: Untitled 7” (Imperial. NZ)
09/98 Rosy Parlane: #1-4 CD (Sigma Editions. AU)
10/98 Parmentier: Luxsound CD (Sigma Editions. AU)
10/99 Pit Viper: Wheku/Weku 8” (Crawlspace. NZ)
09/00 Fennesz/Parlane: Live 3”CD (Synaesthesia. AU)
04/01 Rosenberg: Single 7” (Bottrop Boy. Netherlands)
06/01 Mattin/Prevost/Parlane: Sakada CD (W.M.O/R. UK)
11/01 Rosy Parlane: The Peetoom Files 7” (Tonschacht. Germany)
01/02 Rosy Parlane: Getxo CD (Sigma Editions. UK)
05/02 Mattin/Rosy Parlane: Mendietan CD (W.M.O/R UK)
09/02 Rosy Parlane/Various: Casper 7” (Room. Netherlands)
11/02 Mattin/Prevost/Parlane: Undistilled CD (Matchless. UK)
04/03 Mattin/Rosy Parlane: Agur 3”CDr (Absurd. Greece)
09/03 Empirical: Untitled 3”CDr (Pseudoarcana. NZ)
05/04 Rosy Parlane: Iris CD (Touch. UK)
10/05 Plains: Into Tone CD (Scarcelight. USA)
10/06 Rosy Parlane: Jessamine CD (Touch. UK)
12/06 Plains: Underground 3”CDr (Claudia. NZ)