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    Above Ground – “Gone Aiwa” – [Siltbreeze]


    Rumbly rock from a time when cassettes were a
    necessity and not a novelty badge or piracy
    prophylactic. New Zealand, 1983, keyboard work
    painting most of the canvas, guitar as a scrappy
    scratch diversion piercing said canvas. “Max Quits”
    vocals, baritone mumbly – fitting the lyrics which
    feel like they were still amassing. A dirty rehearsal
    vibe, some live capture as well, the tape heads
    always rolling, The dizzy and dismal keys of Jean
    Brown are a highlight with some art tweaked oblique edges.
    Eventually some of these songs get re-constructed by
    the Bilders, who released an album called Max Quits
    and Max morphed back into Bill Direen. Incestual
    and ancestral rock from the fertile New Zealand
    scene. Siltbreeze connecting the dots.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on October 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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