Label: Morr Music - none • Format: 2x, CD Compilation, Promo • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Shoegaze, Downtempo, Indie Rock
Morr's two-disc tribute to the "New Zealand sound" as such -- at least as recognized in indie fan terms of a certain generation -- is something of a mixed bag, if only because the connection between the label's current stable and the Svit - Zavoloka - Svitlo legendary figures being saluted is often more conceptual than sonic.
It doesn't entirely help that the second disc is actually a collection of original songs rather than further covers or reinterpretations, mostly enjoyable but only a couple, like Seavault 's "Cornfields," immediately memorable.
Tarwater 's twisting of the Verlaines ' early anthem "Death and the Maiden" into formal glitch pop while keeping the same basic arrangement works on a similar level. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Chills ' monumental "Pink Frost" gets two separate reworkings, with both the Go Find and Masha Qrella finding the upbeatness in the original's music sometimes hidden by the stunning, sad lyrics; the Go Find 's approach in particular is a winner, emphasizing clarity and crispness over murk while still retaining a glazed darkness almost suggestive of Seventeen Seconds -era Cure.
Fleischmann 's take on the title track, Chris Knox 's wonderful declaration of love and warmth to his family, is amiable though sadly not distinctly unique.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods.
Drinking On An Unknown Beach - Various - Not Given Lightly: A Tribute To The Giant Golden Book Of New Zealand Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Freedom Introspection Reflection. Track Listing - Disc 1. I Like Rain. Lali Puna. Kaleidoscope World. People Press Play. Death and the Maiden.
All My Hollowness to You. It's a Musical. Not Given Lightly. Pink Frost. The Go Find. Afternoon in Bed. Wooden Birds. Bee to Honey. Butcher the Bar. Sin Fang Bous. Up in the Sky. Masha Qrella. Prisoner of a Single Passion. Anything Could Happen. The American Analog Set.
On an Unknown Beach. Harmonic God Som Gull (Good As Gold) - Sigmund Groven - Siesta. You Forget. Electric President. Track Listing - Disc 2. Benni Hemm Hemm. Radical Face. New Science. Singing Arc. Surf City. White Noise. In Case of Harmony. Happy Chord Whore. Take a Sip. Aldebaran Waltz.
Ona Zove Se Nebo - Various - Ritam Rock Plemena, Od Uragana Do Urbana (DVD), November - Quiet Daze - Viewing A Decade EP, Burning Dry Hole - Dada Jihad / Karmakumulator - Ilegalni Softver / Tables Overturn, Vintage Wines A, Luna Y Sol - Manu Chao - Clandestino, Mariam Matrem (Spain) / Chilygin (Mongolia) - Estampie - Marco Polo - Estampie Und Die Klänge Seiden