“Disjecta Membra was founded by Michel Rowland in 1993, and was the first gothic rock group from New Zealand to ever receive wide recognition overseas. Disjecta Membra’s darkly poetic 1997 debut, Achromaticia, has come to be both highly regarded and highly collectible over the years. And while the band has gone through various incarnations and periods of activity and inactivity, Rowland has always remained at the helm.
In 2008, Achromaticia was re-released digitally, in expanded form, and the album is replete with those theatrical, ethereal, and melancholic moments that define evocative and enrapturing gothic rock. ‘Achromaticia’ is also a timeless example of dramatic and romantic late-90s gothic rock; and elements of death rock, darkwave, and post-punk can be found on the album too. ‘Achromaticia’ is one of those albums often spoken of in hushed whispers (“Yeah, but have you heard…”). And it’s as majestic and moving today as it ever was.”
– Craig Hayes (Six Noises, New Zealand)