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RNZ New Zealand

Nick Bollinger reviews the latest CD releases. Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Repeats Fridays at 2:30 am during the All Night Programme.

Nick Bollinger reviews the latest CD releases. Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Repeats Fridays at 2:30 am during the All Night Programme.
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Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

Nick Bollinger reviews the latest CD releases. Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Repeats Fridays at 2:30 am during the All Night Programme.

Language:

English

Contact:

PO Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand 6014 (04) 474 1999


Episodes

The Sampler: 13 November 2018

11/13/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses the spine-tingling harmonies and modern-day field recordings of Mountain Man, and a revealing 6-disc document of the sessions that produced Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks.

Duration:00:25:59

The Sampler : Magic Ship by Mountain Man

11/13/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses the spine-tingling harmonies and modern-day field recordings of vocal trio Mountain Man.

Duration:00:09:04

The Sampler : More Blood, More Tracks by Bob Dylan

11/13/2018
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Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks is one of the most celebrated albums in popular music. An exhaustive new 6-disc set lets us sit in on its construction.

Duration:00:17:00

The Sampler: 6 November 2018

11/6/2018
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Nick Bollinger reviews a dance set from Julien Dyne; a companion album to a dodgy-soundingmelodrama from Connan Mockasin; and the familiar-yet-different sound of The Changing Same.

Duration:00:29:41

The Sampler: Connan Mockasin

11/6/2018
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Connan Mockasin offers a companion album to his dodgy-sounding movie melodrama. Nick Bollinger has a listen.

Duration:00:11:54

The Sampler: Creative Evolution by The Changing Same

11/6/2018
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Nick Bollinger finds something familiar and something different in the latest album from The Changing Same.

Duration:00:07:52

The Sampler: Teal by Julien Dyne

11/6/2018
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Julien Dyne knows how to make the people dance, as Nick Bollinger discovers.

Duration:00:09:56

The Sampler: 30 October 2018

10/30/2018
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Superturtle come from a place where it's always the early 80s; Darren Watson makes his home in the blues, and Neneh Cherry mixes slow jams and politics. Nick Bollinger listens.

Duration:00:29:57

The Sampler: Student Flat Reunion by Superturtle

10/30/2018
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Auckland's Superturtle come from a place where it's always the early 80s. Nick Bollinger stops by for a listen.

Duration:00:07:47

The Sampler: Too Many Millionaires by Darren Watson

10/30/2018
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Nick Bollinger pays attention to an acoustic set from Kiwi bluesman Darren Watson.

Duration:00:14:04

The Sampler: Broken Politics by Neneh Cherry

10/30/2018
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Slow jams and politics coexist on Neneh Cherry's new album. Nick Bollinger listens.

Duration:00:10:44

The Sampler: MassEducation by St Vincent

10/23/2018
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Annie Clark a.k.a. St. Vincent revisits last year's Masseduction as an intimate set of piano songs. Nick Bollinger checks out the new angle.

Duration:00:06:39

The Sampler: Purgatory by Tyler Childers

10/23/2018
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Tyler Childers, who tours here next year with John Prine, draws something pure and potent from a deep well of tradition. Nick Bollinger takes a draught.

Duration:00:08:26

The Sampler: Mirror by Orchestra of Spheres

10/23/2018
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Orchestra Of Spheres are ethnographers of the imagination. Nick Bollinger delves into their homegrown exotica.

Duration:00:06:15

The Sampler: 23 October 2018

10/23/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses the bittersweet fairytales of Princess Chelsea, homegrown exotica of Orchestra of Spheres, Kentucky vignettes of Tyler Childers and a second pass at a major album from St. Vincent.

Duration:00:29:11

The Sampler : The Loneliest Girl by Princess Chelsea

10/23/2018
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Romance and disappointment go hand in hand in the bittersweet pop of Princess Chelsea, as Nick Bollinger discovers.

Duration:00:08:00

The Sampler: Hollywood Africans by Jon Batiste

10/16/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses a set that takes in both boogie-woogie and Chopin from New Orleans' premier pianist Jon Batiste.

Duration:00:06:34

The Sampler: Anika Moa

10/16/2018
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Anika Moa returns from New Orleans with a personal, powerful set of songs. Nick Bollinger lends an ear.

Duration:00:10:18

The Sampler - 16 October 2018

10/16/2018
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Anika Moa returns from New Orleans with a powerful, personal set; Cat Power continues her wanderings on life's dark paths and Jon Batiste includes southern boogie and Chopin in his pianistic ambit. Nick Bollinger gives them his critical attention.

Duration:00:28:25

The Sampler: Wanderer by Cat Power

10/16/2018
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Nick Bollinger tunes in to Wanderer, the latest report from life's dark paths by Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power.

Duration:00:08:49