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NZMM: Artists on Wellington Music – Ryan Prebble

We’ve been checking in with some local artists, writers & critics to get their thoughts on what makes the Wellington Music scene unique, and to get their take on some of their favourite Wellington sounds. You can check out some older posts from critics Nick Bollinger, & Grant Smithies, Blue Smoke writer Chris Bourke, and musicians Samuel Flynn Scott & Alistair Fraser, but since it is New Zealand Music Month we thought we would check in with some more people over the course of May.

Whether offering an opinion on the uniqueness or elusive qualities that make up Wellington music, or just some of their favourite albums, the most important thing is the music itself, and we hope these posts lead you back to some favourite albums, or help you to discover something new.

Up today is Ryan Prebble….

I think Wellington Music is unique because there are so many different styles happening in such a small place, and because of its size, you get a lot of those different styles working together creating a sound that has never been before. There’s a exploratory nature to the scene. But its about making great music, not making a scene. My top 3 albums in no particular order are:

Luke Buda – Special Surprise
c.l. Bob – Stereoscope
Orchestra Of Spheres – Nonagonic Now

You can check out some of Ryan’s stuff on Bandcamp. His 2005 solo album ‘Fruits’ is here & he also fronts the band The Nudge.


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