Friday, June 1, 2012
Five CDs that made NZ Music Month rock
New Hot Nights / Luger Boa: big loud fun rock which is not entirely worksafe
More about Dead Fools Fiesta: a dub-rock band from the Waitakeres who play Ska/Reggae style music. Check out the psychedelic Mexican-inspired art on the cd cover!
How the Dead Live is Jordan's 5th album and is inspired by the story of one of New Zealands first pioneers, Susannah Hawes. The CD follows Susannah's dialogue with "History", who is a bloodthirsty female character bent on dramatic tales and battlescenes rather than the 'ordinary' life Susannah leads.
More about Jordan Reyne: Amplifier describes her as an 'experimental musician' and mentions electronic and folk noir stylings... this is a wonderful album, using 'found sound' such as ocean waves and creaking rigging to give you an eerie sense of listening to some dark and cinematic moments in our country's past. Loved it - first on my list to buy.