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Orchestra of Spheres / Negative Nancies

  • The Cook 354 Great King Street Dunedin, OTA, 9016 New Zealand (map)

Since 2009 New Zealand’s Orchestra of Spheres have developed an international, cult-like following. Playing opera houses, house parties, dance parties, DIY shows and festivals around the world, they have built a reputation for musically and visually ecstatic live shows.

Like celestial sponges, they draw on influences far and wide: the hypnotic beats of Angolan kuduro, the chimes of gamelan music, free jazz and dance music. Their sound has been described as psychedelic disco and ancient future funk and the band have been compared to artists as diverse as Fela Kuti, Sun Ra, Can and Drexciya.

"Music from a distant planet. Eastern drones and fractured rhythms make this a heady mix. When I saw them live it was an out of body experience." Robert Scott - The Clean / The Bats