Yellow Eye Music

Yellow Eye Music

Profile:
Eclectic label based in Dunedin, New Zealand. Active between 1995 and 2005. Releases were initially concentrated on pop bands from Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington, but gradually the label diversified substantially. There are hidden gems in the collection: The album Versifier by prominent Dunedin poet, David Eggleton for example, includes sound designers such as Dunedin legends Mike Morley, Martin Phillips, Jay Clarkson and Trevor Coleman as well as northerners Jordan Reyne, David Downes and Joost Langeveld. Other releases delved into low fi pop (Swampy), folk (T & D Bigger Band) and even electronica (Love Consort).

The label also released a number of very important Wellington jazz albums ranging in nature from the melodic piano jazz of Norman Meehan to the more extreme free jazz of Syzygy. Kind of in-between were improvisational group CL.Bob, whose album Stereoscope won a NZ jazz album of the year for the label. Another extremely interesting, relatively unknown, jazz release is Trans Tasman, a compilation of Australian and New Zealand based musicians. It included such luminaries as Mike Nock and one of the very last recordings of pianist, Jann Rutherford.
Contact Info:
Yellow Eye Music
P O Box 6173
Dunedin North
New Zealand

For available releases email Simon Vare.
sieye@xtra.co.nz
Sites:
[l35657]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
EYE 001 Out Of The Yellow Eye  album cover Various Out Of The Yellow Eye (Comp) EYE 001 New Zealand 1992 Sell This Version
EYE002 Roy  album cover Funhouse (3) Roy(CD, Album) Yellow Eye Music EYE002 New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
EYE 003 Enter Ariel  album cover Love Consort Enter Ariel(CD, Album) Yellow Eye Music EYE 003 New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
EYE 004 Trees - Yellow Eye Jazz Sampler  album cover Various Trees - Yellow Eye Jazz Sampler(CD, Smplr) Yellow Eye Music EYE 004 New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
EYE 008 Hillingdon  album cover T & D Bigger Band Hillingdon(CD, Album) Yellow Eye Music EYE 008 New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
EYE 009 Livelong  album cover Brouhaha (3) Livelong(CD, Album) Yellow Eye Music EYE 009 New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
EYE010 Mutton   album cover Cynthia Should Mutton (CD, Album) Yellow Eye Music EYE010 New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
EYE011 Tongue Grooves  album cover Syzygy (3) Tongue Grooves(CD, Album) Yellow Eye Music EYE011 New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
EYE 012 Radio Swampy  album cover Swampy (3) Radio Swampy(CD, Album) Yellow Eye Music EYE 012 New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
EYE015 C.L. Bob  album cover C.L. Bob C.L. Bob(CD) Yellow Eye Music EYE015 New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
EYE 016 She's Insane  album cover She's Insane She's Insane(CD, Album) Yellow Eye Music EYE 016 New Zealand 1999 Sell This Version
EYE018 Versifier  album cover David Eggleton Versifier(CD, Album) Yellow Eye Music EYE018 New Zealand 2002 Sell This Version
EYE 019 Stereoscope  album cover C.L. Bob Stereoscope(CD, Album) Yellow Eye Music EYE 019 New Zealand 2002 Sell This Version
EYE020 Porcupine  album cover Mëstar Porcupine(CD) Yellow Eye Music EYE020 New Zealand 2002 Sell This Version
EYE 021 The Bells  album cover Norman Meehan The Bells(CD) Yellow Eye Music EYE 021 New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
EYE022 Trans Tasman A Journey Into New Zealand Jazz  album cover Various Trans Tasman A Journey Into New Zealand Jazz(CD, Comp) Yellow Eye Music EYE022 New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
EYE023 The Great Flash  album cover C.L. Bob The Great Flash(CD, Album) Yellow Eye Music EYE023 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
EYE 005-007 But I Can Write Songs Okay  album cover Various But I Can Write Songs Okay(3xCD, Comp) Yellow Eye Music EYE 005-007 New Zealand 1996 Sell This Version