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Untimely Meditations


The Verlaines


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Born Again Idiot   MP3 sample
  2   Dark Riff   MP3 sample
  3   Diamonds And Paracetamol   MP3 sample
  4   Beauty Is Truth   MP3 sample
  5   Pets   MP3 sample
  6   James, Jimmy, Nuisance, Hemi   MP3 sample
  7   On The Patches   MP3 sample
  8   A Call From Decades Past   MP3 sample
  9   Last Will And Testament   MP3 sample
  10   What Sound Is This?   MP3 sample


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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.

So, what to expect from these 'Untimely Meditations'? Like most Verlaines' albums there are no two songs alike. But there is a theme throughout of expressing what it is to be born into this time and place. It is outspoken and confrontational.

Recorded at Albany Street Studios, Dunedin over a period of 18 months on and off, Downes assembled his core live band (Tom Healy - guitar, Darren Steadman - drums, Stephen Small - keyboards, Rob Burns - bass) along with an assortment of guest musicians to produce 10 songs that show a keen ear for a pop tune, but are not afraid to challenge.

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. Combined with subtle humour and Downes' drawl, these 'meditations' are stories that explore the personal, the political and social. All of which are held up for further examination, 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 a sound that is captivating, clever, funny and pulls no punches.


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Artist: The Verlaines
Album: Untimely Meditations
Cat #: FNCD524
Date: 22/03/2012
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Flying Nun
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Alt/Indie/Punk , New Zealand
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