Bunfly is the solo of project of Paul ‘Bun’ Bunyan aka Tjunca B Low who was the bass player with Academy of Unrest between 1984 and 1986 along with Brian Carney aka Professesor Bubblekeys. Following the break-up of Academy of Unrest, Bun and Carney using their aliases joined Poisoned Electrick Head (PEH).
Bun and Carney had been best friends since both attended St Helens College Art School in the early 80s. In 1998 PEH was put on hold for a decade and Bun and Carney, whilst remaining best of friends still to this day, went their seperate ways.
Bun commented, “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
“Spent more years than I can remember playing Bass with psychedelic post punk rock band Poisoned Electrick Head….hazy days indeed 🙂 I’ve spent the last 15yrs trying to recover 🙂 The time is now right to continue my audio adventure and I’ll be more than happy for you (if you so choose) to tag along……over and out!!
“Early 2010 I decided to sell quite a lot of equipment I’d built up over the years (nothing special, a mixing console, some hardware, bits and bobs…etc) and work completely within my DAW. I’ve been using Cubase (I’ve grown up with it from my Atari STe days) as my main sequencer with a collection of plugins/soft synths….etc.”
Later they both began seperate solo projects and Bun and Carney formed Bunfly and Android 80 respectively.
Bunfly has been composing, recording and producing his own music since June 2010 as well as helping, mixing and producing music for other friends and aquaintances.
We Are Out There Somewhere (Bunfly V P.Bibby) released 24 June 2010.
One Unisity published 25 July 2010
This is Bunfly’s first published solo recording.
Bodies published 17 September 2010.
Head published 2010.
Proboscis – Sampler published 9 April 2011
On 9 April 2011 Bunfly published a 6.59 minute ‘Proboscis – Sampler’ from the soon to be released 46 minute album of the same name.
By 31 May 2011 ‘Environments Volume 1 – Proboscis’, the full 46m 52sec album, was made available on all major online retailers, Amazon, Napster, Emusic, Trade Bit, CD Baby, iTunes and others. Bunfly describes it as his ‘ambience for insects’ offering.
Thoughts published 27 July 2011
Environments Volume 1 – Proboscis album video published 27 September 2011
Bunfly released a video on Vimeo on 27 September 2011, to accompany the ‘Proboscis’ album, featuring Rachel Bond and edited by Version 4 having worked on it for over a couple of months.
Blister On My Foot released 6 November 2011.
“Don’t think I’ve ever been as happy as I’ve been this year musically….it’s been like a breath of fresh air.” – Bunfly 18 November 2011
On 27 November 2011 Bunfly recordings started appearing on the Free Music Archive under the Classwar Karaoke compilations with an excerpt from Proboscis (09:22).
Classwar Karaoke said “Dear friends of the faction, or otherwise of it’s inevitable enhancements, the Classwar Karaoke and the precisions of its virtue..here, this time, we are 102 participants-strong, with 91 pieces of music and 23 short-films. We may accept these as counter to the mere executive, or the primitively suffuse, and, quickly, in favour of ergo genome, eno-obscene-o .. all those jape cloggers, in egg fripp and elsewhere. Please love this array…”
Classwar Karaoke 0016 Survey included part of Environments Volume 1 – Probiscus (09:22). The whole compilation is 5hrs 22mins 38secs long! It can be downloaded for FREE from the link under ‘Links/References’ section at the end.
The Free Music Archive offers free downloads under Creative Commons and other licenses.
Itchy released 8 April 2012
Light Years Away released 12 May 2012
Silver Spot released 22 June 2012
‘Silver Spot’ originally released on 31 March 2012 and was later re-jigged and re-released on 22 June 2012. The original version was removed from SoundCloud by Bunfly and is no longer available. This is the later version.
I Am Insect released 2 July 2012.
Are We Not Stardust? released 2012.
Our Sun released 2012.
Wondrous Universe released 2012.
Alien Birth released 14 September 2012.
Its All Just A Matter Of… released 17 December 2012.
One Unisity released 10 January 2013.
‘One Unisity’ was re-jigged and re-released on 10 January 2013.
While You Were Sleeping released 3 February 2013.
I Am In Your Pattern released 1 March 2013
Blister On My Foot released 29 March 2013.
‘Blister On My Foot’ was re-jigged and re-released on 29 March 2013.
On 29 April 2013 finished the mixing of Bunfly’s second album ‘Environments Volume 2 – Pocket Full Of Spiracles’ with the album being released on 3 June 2013 on Dead Fly Recordings. Bunfly stated, “It’s sounding really odd/wide/deep/strange 🙂 Pure self indulgence, full of field recordings mixed with treated noises. Really happy with the way it’s gone.”
A mixture of well crafted field recordings mixed with electronically generated sounds. Described as a dystopian adventure for the ears!
Released on Dead Fly Recordings.
Again, the album was made available on all major online retailers, Amazon, Napster, Emusic, Trade Bit, CD Baby, iTunes and others, selling for just £2.40 on CD Baby.
Moment by Moment released c.August 2013.
Itchy released 18 August 2013.
On 31 August 2013 Classwar Karaoke 0023 Survey included part of Environments Volume 2 (09:50). The whole compilation consisted of 91 tracks! It can be downloaded for FREE from the link under ‘Links/References’ section at the end.
On 14 October 2013 a video trailer was published for ‘Environments Volume 2 – Pocket Full Of Spiracles’ produced by V4:23. This is no longer available on Vimeo.
Inibwa released 8 December 2013
‘About My Gaff’ was released on 21 June 2014.
Rain & Thunder 2014 released 19 July 2014
On 29 August 2014 Classwar Karaoke 0027 Survey included Motic (04:39).
The whole compilation consisted of 72 tracks. It can be downloaded for FREE from the link under ‘Links/References’ section at the end.
On 29 January 2016 a trailer for ‘Pocket Full of Spiracles’ was published by Mount Doom Films.
C10 released 5 February 2016
What Makes You Itch released 24 February 2016
Pocket Full of Spiracles published 12 April 2016
A story of solitude and insanity made to accompany the 30 minute piece of audio art by Bunfly. Film by Andy Russell & Vera Insomniac, Mount Doom Films. Audio by Bunfly. Also staring Brett Startwinkle.
Mount Doom on FB – https://www.facebook.com/mountdoom.de/ Andy on Twitter – https://twitter.com/mountdoom_de
On 31 December 2016 Classwar Karaoke 0034 Survey included Pairs Solo (04:00). The whole compilation consisted of 58 tracks. It can be downloaded for FREE from the link under ‘Links/References’ section at the end.
Except where otherwise noted, original recordings, videos, artworks etc. are copyright of their respective songwriters/performers/publishers/artists or whatever is applicable to that particular work with All rights reserved.
All links accessed and working on 18 December 2017.
This article was created, compiled and produced by Barry Grady. 18 December 2017.