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Disc 1
01
Lali Puna I Like Rain
04 :16
02
People Press Play Kaleidoscope World
04 :00
03 03 :30
04
It´s A Musical All My Hollowness To You
02 :28
05
B. Fleischmann Not Given Lightly
05 :01
06
The Go Find Pink Frost
03 :55
07
Guther Glide
03 :39
08
The Wooden Birds Afternoon In Bed
03 :15
09
Butcher The Bar Bee To Honey
01 :26
11 04 :10
12
Masha Qrella Pink Frost
04 :36
13 04 :19
14
American Analog Set Anything Could Happen
04 :12
15
Bobby & Blumm On An Unknown Beach
03 :55
16
Contriva Light
04 :43
17 06 :26
18
Electric President You Forget
04 :13
Disc 2
01
Benni Hemm Hemm Stoffelse
03 :23
02
Radical Face Wandering
03 :59
03
Guther New Science
03 :23
04
Sin Fang Bous Nothings
02 :58
05
Seabear Singing Arc
02 :29
06
Butcher The Bar Snakes
03 :17
07
Surf City Kudos
03 :11
08
Electric President White Noise
04 :41
09
It´s A Musical In Case Of Harmony
03 :55
10
Seavault Cornfields
06 :01
11
Populous Zodiac
02 :20
12
Saroos Dubstar
05 :10
13
Tarwater Captain
03 :35
14 04 :06
15
Bobby & Blumm Take A Sip
03 :14
16
B. Fleischmann Aldebaran Waltz
07 :11
ARTIST
TITLE
Not Given Lightly: A Tribute To The Giant Golden Book...
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MORR 090CD MORR 090CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/26/2009

...Of New Zealand's Alternative Music Scene. Morr Music presents a 2CD compilation paying tribute to the great, highly-influential New Zealand indie-pop bands of the 1980s, whose steadfast DIY aesthetic paved the way internationally for the future development of all modern indie bands to follow. CD1 features cover versions of New Zealand's most beloved songs from that era by Morr's best current artists, and CD2 features previously-unreleased tracks that look towards the future of indie-pop. In New Zealand, the archetype of what was called indie-pop was established. Labels such as Flying Nun, Xpressway, IMD and Corpus Hermeticum rose up in response to punk, and bands such as The Clean, The Chills and Tall Dwarfs helped forge what would be called the "Dunedin Sound," characterized by jangly guitar, straight-ahead bass lines and no-nonsense drums. Because of New Zealand's isolation, new music from the UK and U.S. only trickled in sometimes years after the fact, and out of the earnest desire of a passionate few to create an autonomous Kiwi scene (and the disinterest of overseas major labels), punk, pop, etc., was born in garages and pressed on screen-printed 7"s out of ingenuity and necessity. Everyone knew each other, everyone played in each other's bands, and everyone was influenced by each other's sound -- simple, lo-fi, untouched and singular, and completely apart from the rest of the world. There was promise in songs like "Not Given Lightly" by legendary scenester and The Enemy and Toy Love founding member, Chris Knox or "Pink Frost" by The Chills, and it was eventually heard by compatriots in the U.S. -- Pavement, Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth referred to New Zealand's alternative music scene directly. In Germany, artists as well as heads of labels adapted a similar DIY model. Markus Acher, who is part of this compilation with Lali Puna, played together with Graeme Jefferies (Nocturnal Projections, This Kind Of Punishment, The Cakekitchen). Suddenly, lo-fi was everywhere. The Morr Music label would not have been thinkable without this DIY-idea. Not Given Lightly features modern-day reinterpretations of seminal tracks from Jean Paul Sartre Experience, The Chills, The Verlaines, Tall Dwarfs, Chris Knox, The Bats, Graeme Jeffries, The Clean, Peter Jefferies, Robert Scott, and David Kilgour, played by Lali Puna, People Press Play, Tarwater, It's A Musical, B.Fleischmann, The Go Find, Guther, The Wooden Birds, Butcher The Bar, Sin Fang Bous, Borko, Masha Qrella, Saroos, American Analog Set, Bobby & Blumm, Contriva, Isan, and Electric President. Other artists include: Benni Hemm Hemm, Radical Face, Seabear, Surf City, Seafault, and Populous.