Rod Bridgman Wins Over Critics
Auckland artist Rod Bridgman has gained a clean sweep of rave reviews nationwide for his debut album "White Hot Earth", out now on Muse. The album features Rod's writings and poetry delivered over dark, cinematic soundtracks recorded in collaboration with Kurt Shanks (Stellar*, ex-Splitter), with comparisons made by reviewers to Nick Cave and Tom Waits.
"Essential listening" Brent Cardy, Real Groove. "Is a successful marriage of music and prose, and makes for hypnotic listening" Jennifer Scott, NZ Musician Magazine. "It's wonderful engrossing stuff. A real grabber" David McNickel, Pulp. "Compelling and interesting listening" Aidan Rasmussen, RipItUp. "There's a cinema verite sexiness to it all" Jacob Connor, NZ Musician.
Two of the tracks, 'Demon Mix' and 'Stealing Sunlight', have received airplay on B-Net stations and George FM. Rod's website http://www.rodbridgman.co.nz is averaging 1000 hits a month. On the site you can access some of his previous writings and a selection of MP3s from the CD.
Rod will be in Melbourne next month for a series of live performances, with some NZ shows planned for later in the year.
Like Disney World, only not. Splitter are all grown up and, like Rod, have left the Muse site for their own pad in cyberspace.
Check out the wicked new Splitter site at http://www.splitterworld.com, featuring extensive reviews and photo archives including some rare photos from the early days. More audio and video will be added to the site over time and it's the place to be to check out progress of the new album 'Devil In The Detail' out on October 1.
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