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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: Flow State by Tash Sultana

9/25/2018
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Nick Bollinger assesses the array of skills unleashed on the debut album of multi-instrumental millennial Tash Sultana.

Duration:00:08:02

The Sampler -18 September 2018

9/18/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses Paul McCartney's new album and its place in the Beatle veteran's hallowed catalogue, and talks past, present and future with Chills frontman Martin Phillipps.

Duration:00:30:00

The Sampler: Egypt Station by Paul McCartney

9/18/2018
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Paul McCartney can't seem to stop writing songs. Nick Bollinger considers what his latest ones add to the best known songbook in pop.

Duration:00:14:35

The Sampler: Chills, snow, and the creative thawing of Martin Phillipps

9/18/2018
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Despite struggles with health and technology, Martin Phillipps has consolidated the return of his iconic band The Chills with a timely and topical new album. Nick Bollinger talks to the big Chill.

Duration:00:15:26

The Sampler - 11 September 2018

9/11/2018
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Nick Bollinger reviews a high-school musical from precocious Long Island siblings The Lemon Twigs; a dislocated dsic by British-born, New York-based musician Devonte Hynes a.k.a. Blood Orange, and an anthology of pioneering pop arranger Ivor Raymonde.

Duration:00:29:49

The Sampler: Paradise - The Sound of Ivor Raymonde

9/11/2018
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Nick Bollinger celebrates the mysterious cool of 60s pop arranger Ivor Raymonde.

Duration:00:09:20

The Sampler: The Lemon Twigs Go to School

9/11/2018
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Precocious Long Island siblings The Lemon Twigs write a musical. Nick Bollinger takes a front row seat.

Duration:00:11:00

The Sampler: Negro Swan by Blood Orange

9/11/2018
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British-born, New York-based Devonte Hynes explores his sense of dislocation in an uneasy new album. Nick Bollinger has a listen.

Duration:00:09:29

The Sampler - 4 September 2018

9/4/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses a father-son collaboration between Neil and Liam Finn; brutal studies of politics and power from The All-Seeing Hand; and an 80s soft-rock classic - from West Africa.

Duration:00:28:25

The Sampler: Our Garden Needs Its Flowers

9/4/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses a lost country classic - from West African duo Jess Sah Bi and Peter One.

Duration:00:10:33

The Sampler: Syntax Error by The All Seeing Hand

9/4/2018
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Nick Bollinger delves into the dark studies of politics and power on fifth album from Wellington's All-Seeing Hand.

Duration:00:05:45

The Sampler: Lightsleeper by Neil and Liam Finn

9/4/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses the first equal-billing album from father-and-son duo Neil and Liam Finn.

Duration:00:12:26

The Sampler: Until the Lights Fade by Juanita Stein

8/28/2018
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Nick Bollinger reviews a solo album with an American twang from Australian singer-songwriter Juanita Stein.

Duration:00:09:24

The Sampler: 28 August 2018

8/28/2018
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Nick Bollinger uncovers the story of Ron Kane: an American record collector with a Kiwi music obsession, and reviews an Australian album with an American accent from Juanita Stein.

Duration:00:26:24

The Sampler: The Record Man - A Tribute to Ron Kane

8/28/2018
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Nick Bollinger uncovers the story of American collector Ron Kane, his deep connection with New Zealand music and the all-star tribute album made in his memory.

Duration:00:16:59

The Sampler: Invisible Lines by Ha The Unclear

8/21/2018
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Nick Bollinger finds a preoccupation with science in the guitar-pop songs of Dunedin's Ha The Unclear.

Duration:00:09:43

The Sampler: All That Reckoning by Cowboy Junkies

8/21/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses a topical set from alt-country Canadians - Cowboy Junkies.

Duration:00:08:50

The Sampler: 21 August 2018

8/21/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses songs of a scientific bent from Dunedin guitar band Ha The Unclear; the post-hip-hop soul of L.A.'s The Internet; and a topical set from alt-country Canadians Cowboy Junkies.

Duration:00:29:10

The Sampler: Hive Mind by The Internet

8/21/2018
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Nick Bollinger assesses the post-hip-hop soul of L.A. collective The Internet.

Duration:00:10:41

The Sampler - 14 August 2018

8/14/2018
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In this week's Sampler Nick Bollinger discusses the flora-filled verses of Otago singer-songwriter Holly Arrowsmith; jazz-rap reflections of Tom Scott's Avantdale Bowling Club; and a New Zealand album like no other from Dudley Benson.

Duration:00:29:59