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hunz at The Club House on Sat, 16 Oct 10

Review round up

A round up of some lovely street press we got after supporting one of our favorite bands. Thanks to all the reviewers for coming out and watching us play. And thank you re:enactment for having us along. Very very wonderful night.


Timeoff Magazine


Hunz play brooding, atmospheric New Wave rock with choruses that explode into post-apocalyptic walls of sound. It’s an awesome thing to behold, and they warm the audience up brilliantly for the main act . . .


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Rave Magazine


Hans Van Vliet, better known as Hunz, is a fixture of the Brisbane live electronica scene, and his performance tonight demonstrates why: his fine tenor vocals are as precise and smooth in the live environment as they are on record. Where Hunz uses honey to trap flies, Re:Enactment use vinegar . . .


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Chad Packhill





Next up were Hunz. A small crowd had gathered at the bass of the stage, and with the screaming of some of the crowd members down the front, I had a feeling this was going to be a pretty decent display. The incredibly polished sounds of electronic music that trickled out of the speakers was nothing short of brilliant. With heavy drums and backing bass, the eponymous lead singer was absolutely mesmerizing as he pranced and thrashed about behind his keyboard, delivering vocals that were both powerful in their depth and yet intricate in their falsetto parts. You could tell that the live experience was what Hunz is all about: the band flourished in this environment, lapping up every little bit of the crowd’s energetic mood and throwing it straight back at them. At times, songs began to sound a little bit same-y, but I suppose you can never have too much of a good thing, so I guess I could only class this as a minor annoyance . . .


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Alessandro Oliveira


Hunz presents 7bithero at Mana Bar on Thu, 07 Oct 10

Interview on Passenger Side


Thank you Passenger Side for the really nice interview. I had a great time talking with Jodie about what I am up too and many thanks for relating what I said better then I could. I also haven’t posted the whole interview so click below to read more. Send them some likes and comments.


Passenger Side


Interview with Hunz


Brisbane artist Hans Van Vliet, aka Hunz, puts forward an interesting proposition with his work. His music is both familiar and yet unusual, combining the art of tracking (at its core, converting numbers into music using computer software) and ethereal, melancholic pop vocals to make something accessible and organic out of so much digital noise. Like his digital production brothers (and sisters?!) in the chiptunes world, Hans is working towards innovation, and not just within the model of music distribution.


Hunz has been around for nearly ten years in some form, always revolving around the tracker/demo music scene and digital music production. In late 2009, he released his LP Thoughts That Move for free. You can download it here, if you like. He doesn’t have the luxury of a multi-million dollar back catalogue to prop him up like Radiohead, but he says it’s working. “It took a month to put the album together [as part of the RPM Challenge] and by the end of it I thought, I put a lot of love into it but not a lot of time, so I thought I’d release it for free and see how it went.” Despite being released almost a year ago, it still has around 70 downloads per week. “Every week a new blog picks it up and tells people about it.”


Hunz represents the emerging model for independent music production. “It’s the idea that the music itself is no longer the product,” he explains. People come to his shows . . .


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Jodi Biddle


Playing with one of my Favorite Bands!


There are a few bands around Brisbane that I love and Re:Enactment is one of them. They asked me if I would be interested in playing with them as they launched their EP and luckily I could do the show!!. The show is this Saturday night at the Troubadour and I urge you to book tickets online before this show sells out (which you can do here.)


Show them some facebook likes here.


The line up for the show is something else too and you can find more info here.


Valley Fiesta Pocket Music at Mana Bar (ft. cTrix, Derris-Kharlan, hunz, Dot.AY and more)


Youtube Link here


Here is a little snippet of what went down on Saturday night. I had an awesome night :P . I got to meet people who are passionate about computer music and then hear their wonderful tones that came from old hardware (gameboys and amiga’s). Thanks for this quick capture of the night 10k. Very awesome :D .


You can hear a little snippet of my upcoming track from 7bit hero in this wrap up. The song is called “Level 01 – Cat and Bird wake up Boy. Computer can’t sing.”


Valley Fiesta Pocket Music animated Flyer (with Octopus & City Destruction!!)


Youtube Link here


We are doing a hunz presents 7bit hero show at the valley fiesta pocket music. I had the privilege of doing the poster art for this one and then got a crazy idea to animate this one as well. Hope you guys enjoy it. I would love to send a big /hug out to my wife and ivmotion crew for help on this one. Thank you Manabar and Valley Fiesta for supporting the crazyness of the chip music scene. Oh don’t forget to come to this show too :D


Here is the artwork.



Did I mention that 7bit hero is turning into an Ep?


Webcuts Hifi review


Really strong review from Webcuts of our performance at the HiFi with Hazards. Thank you!


Rave Magazine Live Show Review


Bris Bounty: Hunz, Maps, Lion Island, Hazards


. . . Credit to Hunz, essentially vocalist/keyboardist Hans van Vliet joined live by Phil Evans on bass and Richie Young on drums, who perform like it’s a full house of a thousand punters. Hunz’ glitch-pop is heavy on percussion featuring electronic drum pads, acoustic drums and drum programming, along with keyboards from the Martin Gore school of moody synth lines. With the rally against consumerism of “Soon Soon” comparisons to Thom Yorke are inevitable, with both sharing a high register vocal range and the bleeps and syncopated beats are similar to those of Eraser. The set ends with “You Said Hello” which sees a more playful, funky side of Hunz and has Hans severing his ties to his keyboard to get into the groove and relish the frontman role . . .


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