Bruce Russell is a musician based in Lyttleton, Canterbury, New Zealand. Renowned for both his music and the label he runs, Corpus Hermeticum, Russell has spent the last 18 years refining a unique approach to musical practice which although coming from a 'rock' background, owes much to more esoteric disciplines such as sound art, free 'noise' improvisation and electroacoustic composition. He began his musical career in Dunedin, NZ, in 1987 jointly founding The Dead C. They have gone on to record over a dozen albums for labels all over the world and have been described as 'alongside Fushitsusha, the most important rock band on the planet' (Melody Maker). They are still largely unknown in their own country. Russell also founded pioneering New Zealand experimental label, Xpressway, which released artists such as Peter Jefferies, Alastair Galbraith, The Terminals and many others. Bruce Russell also records with improvised noise group A Handful of Dust and as a solo artist.