KIWI ANIMALS | Future / Primitive Aotearoa

KIWI ANIMALS

future / primitive aotearoa



TRACKLIST

A1. KIM BLACKBURN | Lizards In Love
A2. THE KIWI ANIMAL | Woman & Man Have Balance
A3. RUPERT | Soul Brothers
A4. STIFF HERBERT | I Could Hit The Ceiling
A5. DRONE | Nothing Dominant
A6. NORMA O'MALLEY | Some Tame Gazelle
B1. THE HEADLESS CHICKENS | Throwback
B2. BLAM BLAM BLAM | Respect
B3. ROGER KNOX | Whole Weird World
B4. TOM LUDVIGSON & GRAEME GASH | Ullang Jnr
B5. BALLARE | Dancing

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RELEASE NOTES

Strangelove's personal Inventory of NZ 1980's odd pop; ‘Kiwi Animals' recasts the local charts in a parallel universe of misfit melodics, gonzo-tronics & strange waves. Channelling South Pacific voodoo and edge of world melancholia, the album highlights electronic tangents from iconic NZ groups Blam Blam Blam & Headless Chickens. It dredges the cassette revelations of art avante-gardists' Drone & Kim Blackburn, alongside bittersweet moments from Rupert & Norma O'Malley. There's the infectious minimal wave of Ballare and a reprised electro-boogie dance suite (?!) from Tom Ludvigson & Graeme Gash. The furthest depths of Flying Nun's catalog are also plundered- a brilliant earworm from Stiff Herbert and a mysterious “Roger" Knox birthday promo. Mining disparate seams of a local indie label awakening, the various tangents of ‘Kiwi Animals' congeal with a future/primitive sensibility and an underlying Antipodean mischievousness…