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Glass Vaults

ArtForm: CityShowcase Act/Composer, New Zealand

Glass Vaults is a Wellington, NZ Based two piece who use a mixture of washed textures, ambient and atmospheric sound scapes and an amalgamation of programmed and live drums.

Both born in the rural Manawatu, Richard Larsen and Rowan Pierce met at university in Wellington where they began experimenting with music as an immersive and tactile medium.

Glass EP is the pairs’ first release and was recorded on Rowan’s grandmothers farm in March 2010. They then teamed up with friend Bevan Smith (Signer, Over the Atlantic, The Ruby Suns) to produce the recordings into the final release that is available for free download at and on limited edition 12inch vinyl through

"The EP consists of 5 powerful songs that paint an emotive landscape of New Zealand... some of the most tender musical moments in 2010... This is one of the finest EP’s of recent memory" Rating: 9.2!!!

Live the pair are unmissable, with live looping and effects merging guitar, vocal hooks, synthesizers and drums into an overwhelming space of washed textures, pop sensibilities and cutting drum rhythms.

"They take the ambience of a motion picture and mold it into a specular monologue that bounces and somersaults before bursting into a brightly coloured rainbow."


Biog as for City Showcase 2010

Featuring In:

Friday night at Kazba
Friday 26.11.2010
Glass Vaults at The Tennyson
Saturday 27.11.2010
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