Phil Bowering Profile

Gary Steel
5 Feb 2014

Phil Bowering’s most high profile project was, erm… Low Profile, a project that released three EPs and two albums through Wellington’s Jayrem label in the 1980s.

Strongly betraying the musical literacy of art funksters like Bill Laswell and Talking Heads, with a small dollop of 1980s King Crimson on the side, Low Profile combined Steve Garden’s preternaturally audiophile production values (and precision drumming) with Bowering’s slippery rubber band bass, and songs that displayed a clear predisposition towards social and political issues.

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Moving Lines, 1986 - Michelle Scullion, Roger Sellers, Phil Bowering, Jann Rutherford
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Phil Bowering in the studio, February 2014
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Elephunk in My Soup - the 1984 Low Profile (Phil Bowering and Steve Garden) EP
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Phil Bowering in the studio, 1986
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Phil Bowering recording in Steve Garden's studio, 1983
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Back in NZ he has performed in dance productions Marraminde and Sumptuosity, and performed with many ensembles, including Drum Magic, Ditto, The Skinnydippers and the Delta Jazz Trio.

Philbo has an abiding interest in Eastern spirituality and is a long-time permaculture-oriented environmentalist.

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