James Pinker

Profile:
New Zealand musician and arts curator.

Pinker's first bands were The City Slits and The Superettes who came out of the Auckland punk scene of the late 1970s. The latter mutated into The Features and then Fetus Productions.

An early member of both SPK and Dead Can Dance, he moved to London and worked extensively as a session musician before returning to New Zealand in the early 1990s, where he has included production, programming, live and film in his work.

From 2012 Pinker was curator at Mangere Arts Centre in Auckland.
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Remix

hh!1 James Pinker - The Uptown Project album art Nathan Haines Nathan Haines - The Uptown Project (EP) Huh Records hh!1 New Zealand 1994 Sell This Version
HH!CD2, 527150-2, 5271502 James Pinker - Shift Left album art Nathan Haines Lady J (TFG Dub) Nathan Haines - Shift Left (Album) Huh Records, Huh Records, Polydor HH!CD2, 527150-2, 5271502 Australasia 1995 Sell This Version
VOLTCD82 James Pinker - We R The OMC Remix album art Otara Millionaires Club* We R The OMC (Uptown Remix) and 1 more… Otara Millionaires Club* - We R The OMC Remix (Maxi) Volition, Second Nature VOLTCD82 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
Huh 102, 5652432 James Pinker - The New Groove 2 (20 Future Jazz Essentials) album art Various Avenue Dreams (as James) Various - The New Groove 2 (20 Future Jazz Essentials)(2xCD, Comp) Huh Records, Huh Records Huh 102, 5652432 New Zealand 1998 Sell This Version
DHUH17 James Pinker - Turn Of The Century album art Clearlight (3) Turn Of The Century (Uptown Project Mix) Clearlight (3) - Turn Of The Century(CD, Single) Huh Records DHUH17 New Zealand 1999 Sell This Version
REV 506, ANT 045 James Pinker - Off The Cuff album art Various Avenue Dreams Various - Off The Cuff(CD, Comp) Propeller, Antenna Recordings REV 506, ANT 045 New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version

Vocals

T-9 James Pinker - Leichenschrei album art SPK SPK - Leichenschrei(LP, Album) Thermidor T-9 US 1982 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

REV1, REV 1 James Pinker - Perfect album art The Features* The Features* - Perfect(7", Single) Propeller, Propeller REV1, REV 1 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
REV 6 James Pinker - The Perfect Features Exposed album art Features Features - The Perfect Features Exposed(12", Ltd, Num) Propeller REV 6 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
REV 206, L 29011 James Pinker - Doobie Do Disc album art Various Party and 3 more… Various - Doobie Do Disc (Comp) Propeller, Propeller REV 206, L 29011 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
FRESH TAPE 103, TAPE 103 James Pinker - The Last Attempt At Paradise (28 April 1982) album art SPK SPK - The Last Attempt At Paradise (28 April 1982) Fresh Sounds Inc, Fresh Sounds Inc FRESH TAPE 103, TAPE 103 US 1982 Sell This Version
T-9 James Pinker - Leichenschrei album art SPK SPK - Leichenschrei (Album) Thermidor T-9 US 1982 Sell This Version
006 James Pinker - Dreams And Desires album art Various The Arcane (Demo) Various - Dreams And Desires(Cass, Comp) Pleasantly Surprised 006 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CAD C 512 James Pinker - Spleen And Ideal album art Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal (Album) 4AD CAD C 512 UK 1985 Sell This Version
PS014 James Pinker - You Bet We've Got Something Against You album art Various Drug Virgin (as James From Dead Can Dance) Various - You Bet We've Got Something Against You(LP, Comp) Cathexis Recordings, Pleasantly Surprised PS014 UK 1986 Sell This Version
REC 210, C 60037/8 James Pinker - It's Bigger Than Both Of Us (NZ Singles 1979–82) album art Various City Scenes Various - It's Bigger Than Both Of Us (NZ Singles 1979–82) (Comp) Propeller, Festival Records REC 210, C 60037/8 New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
CLM/CS-010 James Pinker - Celestial album art Heavenly Bodies (2) Heavenly Bodies (2) - Celestial (Album) Third Mind Records CLM/CS-010 US 1988 Sell This Version
FN111 James Pinker - Esoterror album art Black Girls Machine Chemistry Black Girls Machine - Esoterror(12") Flying Nun Records FN111 New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
RW LP 15 James Pinker - Mustt Mustt album art Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Fault Lines and 3 more… Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt (Album) Real World Records RW LP 15 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
MG 1544 James Pinker - A Passage In Time album art Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance - A Passage In Time(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1544 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
511 815-4 James Pinker - Khaled album art Khaled Khaled - Khaled (Album) Barclay 511 815-4 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
SPK Box 1 James Pinker - Box 1 album art SPK SPK - Box 1(Box, Comp, Ltd + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + C) Mute, The Grey Area SPK Box 1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
DEDMC 005 James Pinker - Gravity album art Balloon (2) Transfixion Balloon (2) - Gravity (Album) Dedicated DEDMC 005 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CAD 2007 CD James Pinker - Cobalt Blue album art Michael Brook Slipstream and 6 more… Michael Brook - Cobalt Blue (Album) 4AD CAD 2007 CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
ALCA-270 James Pinker - In The '90s - The Michael Brook Remix album art Haruomi Hosono Haruomi Hosono - In The '90s - The Michael Brook Remix(CD, EP) Alfa, Spin (7) ALCA-270 Japan 1992 Sell This Version