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Trendees - We Are Sonic Art lp (Albert's Basement, Australia)


Full Length from New Zealand noise rockers... 7" was killer!
Includes download

Albert's Basement says:

We Are Sonic Art is a stupid phrase but we are grateful for it's pompous vapid powers. This music was inspired by indifference, small towns and cold winds. 

For fans of Electric Eels, Kitchens Floor and The Stooges. 

"If their fantastic new EP We Are Sonic Art is any indication, expect 
a fine squall of garage-noise-pop somewhere between the pre-punk 
isolation of Mid-west 70s isolates like Half Japanese and Electric 
Eels, and somewhat later, more obviously revisionist approach of more
knowing primitives, like Pussy Galore, Kitchen’s Floor and Mad Nanna – 
certainly I haven’t heard a band like this play in town since the loss 
of the mighty Aesthetics. As such a comparison suggests, there’s a 
balance robustly explored between the simplicities of minimalism and 
the expressive possibilities the approach allows through the cracks. 
This creates a pretty messy racket, channelling songs seemingly drawn 
from the small frustrations and curiosities of genteel provincial 
life, and channelling them forcefully through the kind of rigidly 
enclosed sonic atonality we all want to see the boring and genteel 
parts of our lives forced through. Or perhaps other people’s lives." - 
Campbell Walker, Dunedin. 

"Mounting frustration caused this – it felt like it might be the last 
time. The four track was set up on the ironing board. We felt pissed 
off and ignored. We played our songs slurping on beer and snarling 
stupid between takes. There were cords everywhere slack and trodden. 
Piles of paper with felt tip words in a corner by the mic stand. Power 
Waves came out early and I sang it feeling dumb looking out the window 
at the same patch of water in the lyric. Sometimes we stamped our 
feet, yelled or jerked unintentionally. Formula was much later and by 
this stage I had cleared out for more space to whirl about in the far 
end of the room, hunched over howling everything before I collapsed. 
The performances had become increasingly careless and unhinged. We 
felt giddy. Afterwards someone got some cheap champagne and we sat on 
the bonnet of Austen’s car. It was sunny. We felt good."
- Matt 
Plunkett, Oamaru

released October 5, 2017 

This is a split release with Melted Ice Cream (Christchurch, NZ) 

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 14 November, 2017.

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