Rhombus Productions are in the new SECRET central city Welli’ studio… one of the old town buildings with a history that is all about creativity & productivity… all based on some antithetic ideas!
In a “secret” that was not well kept the Martin Square Studio once housed the New Zealand Secret Intelligence Service! The nations security issues were kept quiet in this place… it later became the house of NZ iconic band Bailter Space – once known to be the nations loudest band ever!!!
Bailter Space (Brent McLachlan, Alister Parker & John Halvorsen – previously the Gordons) changed the nature of the ‘creative’ business that was conducted in there, collecting & making a different type of record to previous tenants! Bailter Space now reside in NYC & have rejected potential fame by rejecting commercial success… these guys influenced & mentored Kiwi bands such as Shihad with Brent often doing sound with Andy Craig (Welli icon Bass player & audio engineer)!
… it’s been a couple of different studio entities since the Bailter Space days… Mike Gibson teamed up with Andrew Downes (ex Mediate Studios) to form Trident Studios. Nearly every prominent & obscure Wellington musician & band of note has had some recording or social experience in there! Trinity Roots, Alda Rezende, Charlotte Yates, OdESSA, Twinset, Sheba, Little Bushmen to name a few that have worked in the facility. Mike has left much of his gear in the studio & will continue to collaborate with the Rhombus crew.
Now Rhombus are building a unique media studio in an exciting & innovative plan to lift their creative output & productivity. ARTIVIST : creative JoFF Rae & artist Michel Tuffery MNZM will continue to collaborate with the group to create artistic visual & soundscapes like never before!
The Rhombus production crew comprises band founders Thomas Voyce and Simon Rycroft with Koa Williams are in the studio full time. In addition to production, Thomas plays bass / keys and writes lyrics, Simon handles electronic tweaks, beats and dubs while Koa takes to turntable duties as DJ & Band/Company/Studio Manager.
RHOMBUS PRODUCTIONS Limited
65 Martin Square, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Studio phone: 04 801 5200