great statue (experimental pop project)

great statue combines lo-fi and hi-fi aesthetics, field recordings, 'spooky vox' and alternative song structures informed by a variety of genres including ambient music, glitch and glitch folk, techno, and experimental genres. Taking inspiration from artists such as Laurel Halo, Laurie Anderson and Oneohtrix Point Never, great statue weaves off-kilter beats with live vocal processing and electronics.

The single twenty fifth was released by Rathe on a V/A album titled Impressions/Sequences in August 2018, featuring contributions from each of the artists that performed at the first Rathe events (‘Impressions’ and ‘Sequences’). It showcases some impressive offerings from the local scene - listeners should expect grainy reverberations, left-field atmospherics, mutant electronics and emotive murmurs.

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18/3 Segue '2 Things' Single Launch, The Bird, Northbridge 

28/3 Jugular, Secret Location, Perth

9/4 James Takenson Album Launch, The Bird, Northbridge


Emlyn Johnson + Friends, Mojos Bar, Fremantle (2020) 

Tura SOUP NIGHTS 1, The Sewing Room, Perth (2019)

Cat Walk/Blue Waters/Great Statue/Arrester Bed, Grumpy's Bar, Mt Lawley (2019)

DIRTYMOUTH VII, Mojos Bar, North Fremantle (2019)

Segue/Montana Wildhack/Sara Salt/Great Statue, 459 Bar, North Perth (2019)

Camp Doogs, Deepwater Greenhouse stage (ambient DJ set) 2019

Häxa House: Kickstart Festival, Centre For Stories, Northbridge (2019) 

VOLTA at The Bird, Northbridge (2019)

Micromove at The Blueroom Theatre, FRINGEWORLD 2019

Divine Feminine exhibition opening, City Arts Space (2019)

In the Field, Sound Spectrum 2018.2

Seiche T0nne single launch, 459 bar (2018)

Moon Shadows I - Middens launch, Northbridge (2018)

Rathe: Sequences, Paper Mountain (2018)

DJ set, Audible Edge (2018)

Abode Camp, J Shed (2018)

Photos by A Julien-Martial, Häxa House: Kickstart Festival 2019