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Verlaines - Untimely Meditations cd (Flying Nun)


Album number nine in the 30-year career of The Verlaines, Untimely Meditations sees singer / guitarist Graeme Downes proving yet again his position as one of New Zealand’s finest songwriters.

Lyrically and musically inventive, Untimely Meditations is expansive both in sound and style as Downes orchestrates and deftly crafts post-punk, classically influenced compositions, satire and a touch of cabaret. Combining subtle humor and Downes’s drawl, these ten meditations are stories that explore the personal, political and social.

From the scathing opener “Born Again Idiot,” the bite of “Pets” through to the final spoken-word of “What Sound is This?” Untimely Meditations is captivating, clever, funny, and pulls no punches. Recorded at Albany Street Studios, Dunedin, over an extended period of 18 months, Untimely Meditations features Downes backed by his core live band (Tom Healy on guitar, Darren Steadman on drums, Stephen Small on keyboards, and Rob Burns on bass) along with an assortment of guest musicians.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 19 April, 2012.

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