James Pinker

James Pinker

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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James Pinker Discography Tracks


Nathan Haines Nathan Haines - The Uptown Project (EP) Huh Records New Zealand 1994 Sell This Version
Otara Millionaires Club* We R The OMC (Uptown Remix) and 1 more… Otara Millionaires Club* - We R The OMC Remix (Maxi) Volition Australia 1995 Sell This Version
Nathan Haines Lady J (TFG Dub) Nathan Haines - Shift Left (Album) Huh Records, Huh Records, Polydor Australasia 1995 Sell This Version
Huh 102, 5652432 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 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 Various Avenue Dreams Various - Off The Cuff(CD, Comp) Propeller, Antenna Recordings REV 506, ANT 045 New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version


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

Instruments & Performance

REV 6 Features Features - The Perfect Features Exposed(12", Ltd, Num) Propeller REV 6 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
REV1, REV 1 The Features* The Features* - Perfect(7", Single) Propeller, Propeller REV1, REV 1 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
Various Party and 3 more… Various - Doobie Do Disc (Comp) Propeller, Propeller New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
SPK SPK - Leichenschrei (Album) Thermidor US 1982 Sell This Version
SPK SPK - The Last Attempt At Paradise (28 April 1982) Fresh Sounds Inc, Fresh Sounds Inc 1982 Sell This Version
006 Various The Arcane (Demo) Various - Dreams And Desires(Cass, Comp) Pleasantly Surprised 006 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal (Album) 4AD UK 1985 Sell This Version
PS014 Various Drug Virgin (as James From Dead Can Dance) Various - You Bet We've Got Something Against You(LP) Cathexis Recordings, Pleasantly Surprised PS014 UK 1986 Sell This Version
Heavenly Bodies (2) Heavenly Bodies (2) - Celestial (Album) Third Mind Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Various City Scenes Various - It's Bigger Than Both Of Us: NZ Singles 1979-82 (Comp) Propeller, Festival Records New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan The Game and 3 more… Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt (Album) Real World Records Europe 1990 Sell This Version
Michael Brook Slipstream and 4 more… Michael Brook - Cobalt Blue (Album) 4AD UK 1992 Sell This Version
Khaled Khaled - Khaled (Album) Barclay Canada 1992 Sell This Version
Balloon (2) Transfixion Balloon (2) - Gravity (Album) Dedicated US 1992 Sell This Version
ALCA-270 Haruomi Hosono Haruomi Hosono - In The '90s - The Michael Brook Remix(CD, EP) Alfa, Spin (7) ALCA-270 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
The Pogues Girl From The Wadi Hammamat The Pogues - Waiting For Herb (Album) WEA Canada 1993 Sell This Version
7599-26824-2 Jane Siberry Love Is Everything and 2 more… Jane Siberry - When I Was A Boy(CD, Album) Reprise Records 7599-26824-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Various City Scenes and 1 more… Various - AK•79 (Comp, Album) Propeller, Flying Nun Records, Propeller, Flying Nun Records New Zealand 1993 Sell This Version