Sunday, January 22, 2006

UFM Masterpiece Theatre

Those of you who, over the years, have trawled the byways of out-of-it musical culture, particularly that of these wee islands of NZ, can hardly have missed the musings of one Mats Gustafsson. He's in it up to his neck and I am shocked and elated to report that in a new post to his The Broken Face blog he's passed judgement over a couple of our titles. Yes, they're good reviews. Man, I can't hold out - they're great reviews. Allow me to here quote - he is speaking of Three Forks' 'Seven Layer Ape':

'Despite its' fringe characteristics there's a sense of beauty and isolation that is much more seducing than it is perplexing, like following a hidden trail through a region draped in dramatic natural beauty. Seven Layer Ape is a slice of timeless improv.... a visual and aural masterpiece that comes highly recommended to every avid Broken Face reader.'

Mmmmm. 'Masterpiece'. That, my friends, is a $50 word if ever I heard it. Could get used to this kind of business.

Ok, better go scrub out my bath tub now....

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Evil Eye

(above) Peter Stapleton and Ryan Cockburn
(below) Peter Porteous

They went out on a good one.

Thanks to the amazingly huge (and hugely amazing) crowd who made it out. The Tunnel Hotel rocks! Thanks Fred (the sweet-as owner, who looks quite a bit like Bricktop from that film Snatch) and again to Rob who ran the gig like a champ despite momentary PA problems (which unfortunately curtailed the Gate Disco set). The New Zealots will be playing again on the 21st of this month, and supposedly Matt Middleton's Anomie Ensemble is in on the 28th.
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