Month: January 2022

1/2/3/4 — #224 — We’re OK, but we’re lost anyway

They traverse a multitude of genres and concepts, proving “the more the merrier” is a valid concept for this creative ensemble. Twelve piece Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp deftly blend free jazz, post punk, highlife, and kraut rock with their beautifully eccentric 5th album, We’re OK, But We’re Lost Anyway. Simply magic!

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1/2/3/4 — #223 — Getting Closer, Goin’ Down

Jay Clarkson is one of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s most singular songwriters, with a history that includes membership of The Playthings and The Expendables, both groups who released records with the legendary New Zealand label Flying Nun. Clarkson wrote and recorded Kindle after relocating from Christchurch to Dunedin in the mid ‘90s, it’s been lovingly reissued on the Rose Hobart imprint. Highly recommended.

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1/2/3/4 — #222 — With Reverie

It’s been wonderful to witness the blossoming of Sydney’s Jessica as a songwriter and vocalist over the last few years, first as half of folk-goth duo, Jep and Dep and subsequently with her solo albums. She returns with her second, With Reverie, an exploration into daydreams, thoughts, mind-trips, wonderings and introspections. Highly Recommended. Plus Rozi Plain, Pozi, Tōth and more!

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