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[ Written by: | 13 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]

Had to do it. Another month and a half of musical picks. Check em – OR DON’T!

Rausch by GAS

ITLP04 Skee Mask – Compro by Skee Mask

FIREC024LP Bathhouse by Steven Legget

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[ Written by: | 4 May 2018 | No Comment | ]

Here we go, at it again for another month of musical picks largely useful for my own records and future recollections. Despite my indifference to it this year, record store day stuff snuck in..

Cabaret Du Ciel – "Skies In The Mirror" (HYB.001) by Cabaret Du Ciel
Thoughts Of An Introvert Part 2 by rRoxymore
ZULI – Trigger Finger by ZULI

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[ Written by: | 3 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

Here go some records that came out lately that I like. Not a chart with rankings, just some picks. Check em, love em, hate em, forget em. Do what you feel.

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[ Written by: | 10 Mar 2018 | One Comment | ]

Some sites start their best of’s in November. Some like to leave it to January. Mick, to his credit, came through with some picks in January. I’m fitting to top them all by finally revealing some of my favourite records.
Last year went by in a fugue of work, study and personal life but amidst it all I somehow still amassed music. Judicious use of juno’s email reminders, bandcamp wantlists, and the discogs app have seen me in a constant state of purchasing. For simplicities sake I’m …

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[ Written by: | 14 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

Here’s a playlist of some of my favourite record pickups from last year.
Great year for the label Whities.
I was underwhelmed with the Superpitcher LP, released as 24 tracks over the 12 months with 1 12″ per month. The only stand out for me was the track Brothers.
Expect to hear some of these out the back of mine this Summer!

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[ Written by: | 27 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Clean were the first South Island-based post-punk group to gain a national following, on the back of a brace of instantly memorable songs including ‘Tally Ho’, ‘Anything Could Happen’, ‘Beatnik’ and ‘Getting Older’…

About to be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame, Dunedin band The Clean prefer to look forward rather than back…

“It’s a strange thing dealing with other people’s perception of your music and what you stand for as a band.”

A hugely important band in NZ music and this week they will be inaugurated to the …

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[ Written by: | 6 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Holger Czukay is a maverick, a legendary figure revered for his work with the seminal German band Can and for a series of idiosyncratic, original-sounding solo albums.
Rest in peace you most wonderful freak!

 
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Holger Czukay: “I was fired for being too…intriguing.”
…in 1968, one of Stockhausen’s former pupils, a thirty year old shortwave radio enthusiast named Holger Czukay, crept into the the electronic music studios which Stockhausen managed at the West Deutscher Rundfunk and made one of the strangest albums to be released in what was already one of music’s strangest periods
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Music, Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 16 Mar 2017 | One Comment | ]

Some new music recently from Ninja Tune – a label that I’ve always loved and been into up and down over the years depending on my level of weed intake and/or interest in the kind of sample based trip hop I initially associated them with. For long stretches I haven’t paid much attention to them but they’re still going after 27 years so respect for that at least. This year however they seem to have some interesting releases lined up with the two I’m about to mention …

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[ Written by: | 17 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

Finally out floating around on vinyl is Superpitcher’s rework of Joakim’s cover of Neil Young’s “on the beach”. For awhile in the mid 00s Superpitcher was one of my favourite producers and while I no longer check his stuff religiously I have a soft spot for this mix.

Here’s the original Neil Young which I’ve always enjoyed too.