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Appliance were a British experimental post-rock three piece, made up of James Brooks (guitar), David Ireland (percussion) and Michael Parker (bass). Original bass player Stuart Christie left in 1995 to form Harmony 400.
On the Mute label they released four studio albums; Manual (1999), Six Modular Pieces (2000), Imperial Metric (2001) and Are You Earthed? (2003). Their music was inspired by Krautrock, a 1970s Germanic experimental movement involving minimalist song structures, mantra-like rhythms and drones. Championed by John Peel, the band recorded four Peel Sessions during their career, and one in 2003 for Jeff Cooper's radio2XS. They toured live in Europe and the UK with, amongst others; Add N to X, Goldfrapp, Snow Patrol, Six By Seven, Hefner and Wire. The band have not performed or recorded since the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2003.
In 2011, guitarist James Brooks, as Land Observations, released the EP "Roman Roads" on Enraptured Records. He has since released the albums Roman Roads IV–XI (2012) and The Grand Tour (2014) on Mute Records.
- Early EPs and singles
- Organised Sound EP, (1997, Surveillance)
- Into Your Home EP, (1997, Plastic Cowboy)
- "Outer" / "Rev A" 7" single, (1998, Earworm)
- Time and Space EP, (1998, Enraptured Records)
- Manual (1999, Mute)
- Six Modular Pieces (2000, Mute)
- Imperial Metric (2001, Mute)
- Are You Earthed? (2003, Mute)
- Compilation album
- Appliance, Reconditioned (2010, RROOPP)