McLachlan - drums, samples
- Alister Parker
- guitars, vocals,
- John Halvorsen
- bass, guitar,
BailterSpace originally hail from Christchurch,
New Zealand and are now currently based in New York.
As one of the longest serving bands for New Zealand independent record
company Flying Nun, Bailterspace's
first incarnation came in the form of the trio's group 'the
Gordons' in the early 80s. When 'the Gordons'
disbanded, Alister Parker and Hamish Kilgour (drummer
for the Clean) commenced with a new project called Nelsh Bailterspace
(1987), adding Glenda Bills on drums and Ross Humphries
After the release of a Nelsh Bailterspace e.p., Bills
and Humphries departed and ex-Skeptics guitarist
John Halvorsen was recruited to play bass.
This initial Bailterspace lineup recorded the debut album Tanker
(1988). Kilgour soon after rejoined The Clean and Brent
McLachlan was reinstated as drummer. The album Thermos
followed in 1990, recorded at Writhe studios in Wellington, then came
The Aim e.p. in 1992 (the title track a re-invented
version of Nelsh's Our Aim), two of the songs being recorded in New
York, and which pre-empted their relocation to the Big Apple. Working
from New York, Bailterspace went on to produce Robot
World (1993), the B.E.I.P. e.p. (1994), Vortura
(1994), Wammo (1995) and their latest album to date Capsul
released in April 1997.
Since aligning themselves with Turnbuckle Records in 1997,
Bailterspace have released two further recordings - the Argonaut/Capsul
7" (1997), and the 8 song Photon E.P. which
arrived on our shores in July 1998.
The Solar.3 album was released late 1998 and was distributed
through Wild Side Records/BMG in Australasia.
Anyway - don't
die wondering - make an effort to experience Bailterspace
in any medium....
CITY WARDROBE 7"
- FN 096 - 1986
New Man/In A City Wardrobe
NELSH BAILTER SPACE E.P. - 1987 - FNMC094 - FN 094 12"
New Man/El Whizzo/(and then)/I'm in Love With These Times/ Separate-Circles/Now
I Will Live
GRADER SPADER 12" E.P. - 1988
Grader Spader/The Escalator Song/N.B.S.
TANKER - 1988 - FNCD107
Glass/The 'W' Song/Grader Spader/Titan/Your Invisible Life/Valve/
The Today Song/Tanker/One More Reason
THERMOS - 1989 - FN32CD
Fish Eye/Zero Return/Fused/The State/Earth Fed/Hard Wired/Ad Man/
Skin/Present/(*bonus Tanker tracks)The 'W" Song*/Your Invisible Life*/
THE AIM E.P. - 1992 - FNCD232
The Aim/We Know/Shine/Unseen
ROBOT WORLD - 1993 - FNMC259
Begin/Robot World/Morning/Be On Time/Fascination/Ore/Get Lost/EIP/Orbit
B.E.I.P E.P. - 1994 - FNMC284
VORTURA - 1994 - FNCD259
Projects/Process paid/X/Voices/No.2/I.C.Y./Dark Blue/Shadow/Galaxy/
SPLAT single - 1995 - FNMC328
Splat/Retro/At Five We Drive/Fascination
WAMMO - 1995 - FNCD325
Untied/Splat/At Five We Drive/Zapped/Colours/Retro/Glimmer/Voltage/
RETRO single - 1995 - FNCD345
Retro/Projects (live)/Begin (live)
THE CAPSUL b/w ARGONAUT 7"
- 1997 - TB003
CAPSUL - 1997 - FNCD375
Shield/Pass It Up/Sola/Dome/Capsule/Tag/Collider/Velo/Picking Up/
PHOTON E.P. -
1998 - TB012
Particle Accelerator/Time Machine/Torch/V.43/U.H.F./ Nochen Raum Spatzel
SOLAR.3 - 1998 - space002
Two Stars/Right Now/So Am I/Woke Up/Live For You/Windows on the World/Big