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Over The Atlantic

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Starsign   MP3 sample
  2   I Cannot Believe   MP3 sample
  3   Jess   MP3 sample
  4   Glass Breaks   MP3 sample
  5   Kevin Shields   MP3 sample
  6   Life Of A Seed   MP3 sample
  7   France   MP3 sample
  8   Honest Words   MP3 sample
  9   35 Black And White   MP3 sample
  10   Never Listening   MP3 sample
  11   Heart Land   MP3 sample
  12   Fly To The States   MP3 sample

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Over the Atlantic are the combined talents of Bevan Smith and Nik Brinkman. Smith has slowly but surely been building himself a reputation as one of New Zealand's great underground talents, with releases under a variety of guises, including Aspen and Signer, and collaborative projects Patio and last year's critically acclaimed (and Smoke fave) Skallander album The Camels.
But where many of those projects lurked in and around the realms of minimalist electronica, the addition of Nik Brinkman, ex-lead singer and guitarist for Wellington indie rock band Ejector - has taken Smith's music firmly into the burgeoning land of nu-indie. Against Smith's simple rhythmic backings, Brinkman adds layers of guitars and his own beautifully emotive voice to create what is one of the most distinctive and brilliant albums to be released not only in New Zealand, but anywhere in the world in 2006.
At times quiet and introspective, then noisy and brash, with the occasional wave of out-and-out distorted guitars and ethereal samples thrown in for good measure (try listening to the last two minutes of 'Fly to the States' for a lesson in how to do 'noise'), the album not only reveals new nuances with each listen, but still manages to grab you from the very first.
Currently available on NZ label Involve Records, the band have recently signed a deal with the greatly respected US label Carpark Records, which will see Junica released Stateside in September. But don't wait any longer than you have to, this is an essential album for lovers of good music anywhere - get it now. Highly recommended.

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Artist: Over The Atlantic
Album: Junica
Cat #: involve15
Date: 03/07/2006
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Involve
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Genres: Alt/Indie/Punk , Electronic , New Zealand
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