by Rosy Parlane

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John Frusciante says: says:

"The notes are the least important part of music. There’s a lot of great music that doesn’t even have notes, but the people that make it are people of great personal power and personal conviction and people who life means something to. Someone like this guy, Rosy Parlane, who just put out a great record, it’s called “Iris,” I think. It’s on Touch. There are very little notes on that album. It’s not about notes, it’s mostly sounds. But it’s such an incredible, beautiful energy inside of it that to me, it sounds like listening to a great pop record or a great rock record or a great classical record or whatever. The notes don’t matter at all. Aside from notes, you have to remember that it’s a combination of rhythm, notes and texture. Music is not just notes. Rhythm, notes and texture. The notes have a correlation to the way that life goes up and down and the notes go up and down. Inwardly we go up and down, and notes go up and down. That’s what they mean to us. When you put chords behind it, it starts to work into appealing to your subconscious in a way that expresses things that we can’t intellectually express."

Rosy Parlane is a musician from New Zealand. As Paul Douglas (2), he began playing music in Auckland with the avant-garde rock trio, Thela. They released two albums eponymous and Argentina on the label Ecstatic Peace! He subsequently moved to Australia where he turned to began working with abstract electronic based music, both as a solo artist and with fellow New Zealander, and Thela collaborator, Dion Workman. Their collaboration led to the founding of Sigma Editions.


released January 1, 2004


1. Part One
2. Part Two
3. Part Three

Mastered By - Denis Blackham
Photography - Jon Wozencroft

Written and recorded in Auckland, NZ, Feb-Dec 2003


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