Pass-on-ings is a 4-part composition by DSLB, Chrissie Butler’s solo project.
Between the commissioning of this work in early 2023 and its creation, my mum passed away. Pass-on-ings is an echo of the last weeks, days, and hours shared with mum. It is a track and trace of time and space, of light and shadows, of moments etched in memory and now in sound. It is a last post, the last lullaby.
DSLB is the solo project of Chrissie Butler. An offshoot from Chrissie’s band Ditzy Squall, DSLB (Ditzy Squall’s Lunch Box) is a showcase for a love of long endings and the hum things make when you hold them close to your ear. Performed live, DSLB is an improvised mash-up of ancient record players, purring keyboards, kitchen utensils and found objects. Soundtracks for short films and hand drawn comics are also residents in the lunch box. Recordings are released by skirted Records.
Chrissie Butler is a musician, performer and zine maker based in Aotearoa New Zealand. For the last 20+ years she has been the bass playing, shouty half of the math, punk duo mr sterile Assembly and records, performs solo, collaborates and makes comics under the moniker of DSLB. Chrissie has toured extensively in Australia, Europe and SouthEast Asia with Sterile, her previous band Ditzy Squall, and as an improviser. She runs skirted Records with partner Kieran Monaghan. From 2002 Chrissie was a regular member of the theatre group Roadworks, the little sister of Red Mole and plays gamelan with Mekar Bhuana Aotearoa.