Gilbert Potts


I’m Gilbert Potts and I live in Melbourne, Australia, the centre of both sport and music in the universe. As I have little interest in sport I listen to as much new music as I can. I found that I could write about this music and share it with others in late 2011 when asked by Dan, the boss of e&d to do just that.

I like to stand near the front at gigs, but sometimes I don’t.

Thanks to everyone who makes music – it’s what separates us from aliens.

Articles by Gilbert Potts

Interview: Donovan Jones from This Will Destroy You

Ahead of their Australian & New Zealand tour Gilbert Potts asked bass/keyboard player Donovan Jones from This Will Destroy You some questions about Texas, marsupials, downloading music and much more.

Interview: Andrew Pearsall from Solkyri

Ahead of their European tour and Dunk!festival appearance, Echoes and Dust speaks with Andrew Pearsall of Sydney post-rock outfit Solkyri. – By Gilbert Potts

Solkyri – Sad Boys Club

‘Sad Boys Club’ feels as though it accomplishes more than time allows, and I think it’s this aspect of composition that is helping bands like Solkyri avoid the “nice to put on in the background” basket that swallows the more ambient instrumental acts. – By Gilbert Potts

Interview: Alex Wilson from sleepmakeswaves

Gilbert Potts caught up with Alex Wilson from sleepmakeswaves, who have just finished a mammoth tour and are about to tour even more. Gilbert wonders what touring’s like and where you can buy the cheapest beer.

Live Review: Vampillia, Troldhaugen and Solkyri – The Tote, Melbourne. March 4th, 2015

Japan’s “brutal orchestra” Vampillia return to Australia and Echoes and Dust catch their first of three Melbourne shows. – By Gilbert Potts

AlithiA – To the Edge of Time

AlithiA is an important addition to the broadening tapestry that is Australian progressive rock. – By Gilbert Potts

Ne Obliviscaris – Citadel

If you need any evidence that genre labels are simply helpful descriptions and should not be boundaries, then immerse yourself in Citadel, the astonishingly beautiful second album from Melbourne progressive outfit Ne Obliviscaris. – By Gilbert Potts

Interview: Dan Presland of Ne Obliviscaris

To mark the release of their second album Citadel and the launch tour, Gilbert Potts spoke with Dan Presland of Ne Obliviscaris

Interview – Adam Casey of The Boy Who Spoke Clouds

Echoes and Dust speaks with Adam Casey, the man behind The Boy Who Spoke Clouds about the essence of music and its place in his life. – By Gilbert Potts

Live: Fritzwicky, Cat or Pillar, Bear the Mammoth and The Keiths: Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne, 8th August 2014

Gilbert Potts saw Fritzwicky, Cat or Pillar, Bear the Mammoth and The Keiths in Melbourne.

Dumbsaint – Disappearance In A Minor Role (Short Film in 3 parts)

Ech(((o)))es & dust reviews the short film Disappearance in a Minor Role by Sydney instrumental rock/metal outfit Dumbsaint. By Gilbert Potts

Live: sleepmakeswaves + Breaking Orbit + Teal – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 1st Aug 2014

Live review by ech(((o)))es & dust of sleepmakeswaves, Breaking Orbit, Teal – 1 August 2014 Corner Hotel, Melbourne. – By Gilbert Potts

Bear the Mammoth – Yamadori

Yamadori truly has seen the band uproot themselves and spread their wings. – By Gilbert Potts

Interview – Otto Wicks-Green from sleepmakeswaves

Sydney band sleepmakeswaves talks with Echoes And Dust about their new album “love of cartography”. By Gilbert Potts

The Boy Who Spoke Clouds – The Seal Woman Suite

Echoes and Dust explores The Boy Who Spoke Clouds’ delightful musical accompaniment to the short story The Seal Woman by Adam Casey. – By Gilbert Potts

The Ben Cameron Project – Tipping Point

Echoes and Dust checks out the proggy goodness of Tipping Point, the debut album by The Ben Cameron Project. – By Gilbert Potts

Cat or Pillar – Signals for Motion

Echoes and Dust looks at Signals for Motion, the new album from Melbourne’s Cat or Pillar. – By Gilbert Potts

Live: Caspian in Australia

Caspian tour Australia for the first time and Echoes & Dust were there at Sydney and Melbourne to capture their intense shows with Meniscus, Fourteen Nights At Sea, and We Lost The Sea.

We Lost the Sea – Crimea (Remastered)

Echoes and Dust looks at the intense post metal and post rock of “Crimea” by We Lost the Sea – remastered for vinyl release. – By Gilbert Potts

Alcest – Shelter

Alcest’s Shelter is either beautifully restrained in its triumph, or just beautifully sad behind a smiling face. – By Gilbert Potts

Scene Report: Live Music in Melbourne, Australia

In the first of a new series of ‘scene reports’ of varying foci from all around the world, our chief antipodean correspondent Gilbert Potts gives an introduction to the Melbourne live music scene and the many great new bands to be found within it…

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