Rhian Sheehan


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A formerly Christchurch-based musician who now calls Wellington home, Rhian Sheehan was unearthed by LOOP Magazine’s cover CD series, presenting a pair of well received home recordings which layered organic instruments over computer-based beats and beds. With his debut album Paradigm Shift, Rhian unveils a broader view of his unique sound – acoustic melancholy meets synthesised soundscapes in an electronic mind meld, highlighted by guest appearances from vocalist Lotus, Christchurch all female hip-hop crew Sheelahroc, and a cast of guest musicians including Shapeshifter’s Devon Abrams and TrinityRoots’ Darren Mathiassen.

Last edited: 22.03.16

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  • View on NZ On Screen Rhian Sheehan

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Rhian Sheehan went from being a music student concocting computer-based tracks in his bedroom to charting new territory for New Zealand electronica with 2001 album Paradigm Shift. Several tracks appeared on international compilations, including Café del Mar Vol 10. Three albums have since followed, including 2009's 14-part soundscape voyage Standing in Silence. In a five star Dominion Post review Tom Cardy said Silence's instrumental atmospherics were, "spine tingling ... a tsunami of sound. Sheehan, take a bow, you've nailed it."" (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Waiting

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Dance ; Music Video

    "With a total budget of $150 and some favours, this miniature space odyssey — winner of the Viewer's Choice award at 2002's Handle the Jandal contest— packs a supernova sized punch. With slick miniature work (skills honed on the sets of The Lord of the Rings and King Kong), director Olly Coleman achieves a tranquili mood that is in perfect harmony with the track. The Rhian Sheehan track features vocals by Lotus Hartley. " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen An Afternoon on the Moon

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Electronic ; Dance ; Music Video

    "The song title is literally animated in this Ned Wenlock-directed promo for a track from Wellington electronica explorer Rhian Sheehan. Sheehan's lounge beats are set to a lunar day-trip plot, where a chilled-out Right Stuff ends in satellite-gazing reverie." (NZ On Screen summary)


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