Monday, 24 September 2012
Ain't it wonderful what turns up in the post? This is a stash of early 80s NZ tapes on loan via a good friend in Wellington (to the owner: they're in safe hands!) and of which I know nothing about. Some of it may be re-released 'proper'. Others might turn up here, perhaps. For now, a wonderful collection of hand-made cover art from Fishschool and related others. If you've got a story relating to them, drop it in the comments.
Posted by mrsblucher at 19:18
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Kenneth and Jean Bigwood / Gordon R. Williams - A Treasure Of New Zealand Birdsong - Supplement No.2 Sea Birds Calling (Kiwi Records EC-34, 7", NZ, 1972)
I don't expect these will be of interest to anyone, but that's the point isn't it?!
And if I could set my house alarm to the amplified sound of the Wandering Albatross, I would certainly do it.
As before, I made the intros separate tracks (for those who prefer to keep your words and tweets apart) so you can delete if you like, but the narrator here is a worth listen, relating the personal and poetic imagery of his encounter. This 7" is the pick of the pack. Good vinyl too.
Sounds Of New Zealand Birds Vol. 3 [Les McPerson] (McPherson Natural History Unit PR641, 7'', NZ, 1972)
Sounds Of New Zealand Birds Vol. 2 [Les McPerson] (McPherson Natural History Unit PR629, 7'', NZ, 1972)
Relenting to a non-threatening and amiable door knocker and subsequently being persuaded to sign up for a subscription to Forest & Bird's Kiwi Conservation Club led to this revival of mrsblucher, on a local bird theme.
The narrator does a fine rendition of the laconic kiwi male.