“Future/ Primitive Aotearoa (lp+insert)”

SL105LP scanZoom inLabelStrangelove
Cat. No.SL105LP
Orders fromFri, 29 May 2020
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Special remarks: Follow up to the labels previous release - Frank Harris & Maria Marquez ‘Echoes’ First local NZ dig for Strangelove. For fans of Flying Nun more quirky/ electronic output., contains songs reissued on vinyl for the first time from cult Kiwi bands Blam Blam Blam, Headless Chickens and Chris ‘Roger’ Knox. Track list: A1- Kim Blackburn- Lizards in Love A2- The Kiwi Animal- Woman & Man Have Balance A3- Rupert- Soul Brothers A4- Stiff Herbert- I Could Hit the Ceiling A5- Drone- Nothing Dominant A6- Norma O’Malley- Some Tame Gazelle B1- The Headless Chickens- Throwback B2- Blam Blam Blam- Respect B3- Roger Knox- Whole Weird World B4- Tom Ludvigson & Graeme Gash- Ulläng Jnr B5- Ballare- Dancing Short info: Strangelove’s personal Inventory of NZ 1980’s odd pop; ‘Kiwi Animals’ recasts the local charts in a parallel universe of misfit melodics, gonzo-tronics & strange waves. Channelling South Pacific voodoo and edge of world melancholia, the album highlights electronic tangents from iconic NZ groups Blam Blam Blam & Headless Chickens. It dredges the cassette revelations of art avante-gardists’ Drone & Kim Blackburn, alongside bittersweet moments from Rupert & Norma O’Malley. There’s the infectious minimal wave of Ballare and a reprised electro-boogie dance suite (?!) from Tom Ludvigson & Graeme Gash. The furthest depths of Flying Nun’s catalog are also plundered- a brilliant earworm from Stiff Herbert and a mysterious “Roger” Knox birthday promo. Mining disparate seams of a local indie label awakening, the various tangents of ‘Kiwi Animals’ congeal with a future/primitive sensibility and an underlying Antipodean mischievousness…

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