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Builders – Beatin Hearts

It’s hard to figure why 9/10 Christchurch author and songwriter Bill Direen hasn’t been accorded the legend status of many of his peers from the New Zealand pop underground. It might be geographic – the Dunedin Sound of groups like…

Soundtracking the horrors of totalitarianism

Partly inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre's short story of the same name, The Childhood Of A Leader is a tense psychological drama tracing the formative years of a young boy and set against the backdrop of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference that led to the establishment of the Treaty of Versailles. Walker continues to work with long-term collaborators Peter Walsh (co-producer) and Mark Warman (musical director), with the latter conducting an orchestra comprised of 46 string players and 16 brass for the studio recording.

Neckbolt

The name Neckbolt might evoke images of Frankenstein’s monster’s appendages, or it might suggest a critical piece of guitar hardware.

What Aleph Said

What Aleph Said is a four-piece band playing instrumental music, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Aeonia was recorded during the peak of the pandemic at Studio de la Fonderie (Fribourg, Switzerland). It was live-recorded and mixed by Chris Noth (Fireantmusic) and…

Oslo Tapes – Ør

ØR – Norwegian for “dizzy, confusing” - is the third album from Italian avant-rock trio OSLO TAPES, and the album keeps what the word promises: a dizzying ride through a feverish dreamscape of imaginary Norwegian highlands painted in cubistic shapes.

Johan G Winther – The Rupturing Sowle

“The Rupturing Sowle”, the new album from Johan G. Winther is out now via Pelagic Records. JOHAN G WINTHER from Gothenburg, Sweden has released 7 albums with his extraordinary and terribly underrated rock band SCRAPS OF TAPE, 3 albums with…