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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 - 17 April 2018

4/17/2018
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This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger discusses the starkly personal document of grief that is the latest album from Mount Errie; a set of Bob Dylan songs held up to soulful scrutiny by Bettye LaVette; and a surprise new track from Mr. Dylan himself.

Duration:00:29:57

Things Have Changed by Bettye LaVette

4/17/2018
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Veteran R&B singer Bettye Lavette holds a dozen Bob Dylan songs up to her soulful scrutiny. Nick Bollinger discusses.

Duration:00:11:25

Now Only by Mount Eerie

4/17/2018
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Last year Phil Elverum, who records as Mount Eerie, released one of the most starkly personal documents of grief ever put on disc. Now there's a sequel. Nick Bollinger listens.

Duration:00:15:14

Sex and Food by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

4/10/2018
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On the fourth album from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ruban Neilson combines dyastopian visions with a complex musical imagination. Nick Bollinger listens.

Duration:00:12:23

Boarding House Reach by Jack White

4/3/2018
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For Boarding House Reach, Jack White goes heavy on the funk and synthesisers, but has he over-reached himself? Nick Bollinger takes a critical listen.

Duration:00:10:30

Don't Let Them Lock You Up by Hopetown Brown

4/3/2018
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Nick Bollinger tunes in to two-man band - and sometime Supergroove horn section - Hopetoun Brown.

Duration:00:08:57

Seeing Things by Eb and Sparrow

3/27/2018
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Wellington band Eb and Sparrow peer into some dark corners but also find places of comfort and hope on their third album. Nick Bollinger has a listen.

Duration:00:08:26

The Sampler - 20 March 2018

3/20/2018
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Nick Bollinger reviews a new album of typically peculiar perspectives from Talking Heads founder David Byrne; a set of tones, textures and tunes from Nils Frahm; and a 'lost' album by transplanted American soul singer PP Arnold.

Duration:00:29:59

The Turning Tide by PP Arnold

3/20/2018
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Nick Bollinger listens to a lost album from transplanted American soul veteran PP Arnold.

Duration:00:12:26

All Melody by Nils Frahm

3/20/2018
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Nick Bollinger explores the sound worlds of German musician and composer Nils Frahm.

Duration:00:07:29

American Utopia by David Byrne

3/20/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses the chicken and dog's-eye views of America on David Byrne's new album.

Duration:00:10:05

Con Todo El Mundo by Khruangbin

3/13/2018
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Nick Bollinger absorbs the guitar-soaked fantasias of Texan exoticists Khrungabin.

Duration:00:06:09

The Sampler - 5 March 2018

3/5/2018
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Nick Bollinger reviews a 70s-flavoured solo debut from piano-man-for-hire Dominic Blaazer; an exhaustive boxed set of 60s Kiwi garage rock; and talks to Scandanavian visitors - and WOMAD performers - My Bubba.

Duration:00:32:10

How Is The Air Up There?

3/5/2018
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Nick Bollinger reviews an exhaustive collection of 60s Kiwi garage rock.

Duration:00:09:58

Interview: My Bubba

3/5/2018
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Nick Bollinger talks to Scandanavian duo - and WOMAD visitors - My Bubba.

Duration:00:13:09

The Lights Of Te Atatu by Dominic Blaazar

3/5/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses a 70s-flavoured solo debut from piano-man for hire Dominic Blaazer.

Duration:00:09:05

How To Solve Our Human Problems by Belle and Sebastian

2/27/2018
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Nick Bollinger ponders Belle and Sebastian’s solutions to our human problems.

Duration:00:09:02

Make Way For Love by Marlon Williams

2/20/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses the golden voice and grief-soaked second album of Marlon Williams.

Duration:00:10:46

Being There - Deluxe by Wilco

2/13/2018
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Nick Bollinger revisits a Wilco classic on its 21st anniversary.

Duration:00:09:24

Culture II by Migos

2/6/2018
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Nick Bollinger considers why Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos might be this generation's Beatles.

Duration:00:10:40

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