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Auckland, New Zealand (1999 – present)

Please note there are 4 artists with this name on last.fm. As such, media or information here may appear incorrectly credited. Artists that share the name ‘Foto’ are:

1. An Experimental/Electronic/Pop band formed in Auckland, New Zealand 1999.
2. A Serbian Electro/New Wave Pop band formed in 2000.
3. The singer/guitarist/keyboard player of an Estonian indie rock band Ans. Andur.
4. A finnish rock group FOTO.
5. Duo inspired from Balearic, Italo Disco and Cosmic Disco.

1. Foto is a trio comprised of maxwell scott, Dylan Pharazyn and David Bennewith that makes experimental electronic ‘pop’ music. They employ a variety of instrumentation from toy keyboards, feedback loops, theremin, brass and kitchen implements to more traditional guitar, bass, drums and vocals. Soft vocals, eclectic instrumentation and extreme electronic processing are all common features. Key reference points would include, Stereolab, Cornelius, Can, Brian Eno, Broadcast and The Chap.

The official site for FOTO (NZ) is: http://www.myspace.com/fotoandradar

2009 sees the release of FOTO’s debut Album. Which has been well received and has drawn comparisons to Fridge, Karamasov, Portal and Cornelius.

Releases:

Album (2009)
National Park song and video on A Low Hum Series 2, Issue 15 (2004)
Places To Imagine People In on Sideways Too, RTM Records (2001)
I’m Friends With Ghosts split single with James Duncan and Force Field Research (2001)
Test Pattern E.P. (2000)

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