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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

Shake That Skinny Ass All the Way to Zygetron by Troy Kingi

12/12/2017
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Nick Bollinger reviews a mythological sci-fi love saga from Northland artist Troy Kingi.

Duration: 00:08:22


Rules of Engagement by Ria Hall

12/12/2017
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Ria Hall has made an album that looks from the past to the future. Nick Bollinger takes a listen.

Duration: 00:10:25


Heed The Call! Soul, Funk & Disco from Aotearoa, 1973-83

12/5/2017
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Nick Bollinger dives into a collection of local soul, funk and disco - including some delicious obscurities

Duration: 00:10:19


If All I Was Was Black by Mavis Staples

11/28/2017
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Nick Bollinger reviews a new set of gospel and protest from 78-year old American 'national treasure' Mavis Staples

Duration: 00:07:17


Trouble No More by Bob Dylan

11/21/2017
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Nick Bollinger inspects one of the controversial corners of Bob Dylan's extensive catalogue.

Duration: 00:16:03


Even a Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk and Rock 1969-73

11/14/2017
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Nick Bollinger delves into the rabbit hole of early 70s Japanese folk-rock.

Duration: 00:06:51


The Sampler for 14 November 2017

11/14/2017
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This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger reviews the abstract electronica and soul-pop hooks of Kelela, talks to Be Good Tanyas singer Frazey Ford about folk roots and Memphis soul, and explores the rabbit hole of 70s Japanese folk-rock.

Duration: 00:29:59


Frazey Ford: folk roots and Memphis soul

11/14/2017
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On the eve of her first New Zealand visit, Be Good Tanyas singer Frazey Ford talks to Nick Bollinger about her soulful solo turn.

Duration: 00:15:28


Take Me Apart by Kelela

11/14/2017
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Nick Bollinger discusses the abstract electronica, forthright lyrics and pop hooks in the debut of Ethiopian-American artist Kelela.

Duration: 00:07:47


Golden Harvest

11/7/2017
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Nick Bollinger revisits 1970s New Zealand with Golden Harvest

Duration: 00:09:15


The Sampler - 31 October 2017

10/31/2017
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This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger discusses the ageing grace of Robert Plant; the conflicts of gay Christian singer-songwriter Julien Baker, and a look at the roots of Memphis pop legends Big Star.

Duration: 00:29:48


Looking Forward: The roots of Big Star

10/31/2017
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Nick Bollinger reviews a set that explores the roots of Memphis pop legends Big Star.

Duration: 00:10:06


Carry Fire by Robert Plant

10/31/2017
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Nick Bollinger contemplates the post-rock-god grace of Robert Plant.

Duration: 00:11:33


Turn Out The Lights by Julien Baker

10/31/2017
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Nick Bollinger discusses the chords, choruses and conflicts of gay Christian singer-songwriter Julien Baker

Duration: 00:11:05


Masseduction by St Vincent

10/24/2017
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Nick Bollinger takes a listen to St. Vincent's Masseduction and wonders who is the seducer and who is being seduced?

Duration: 00:08:53


Aromanticism by Moses Sumney

10/17/2017
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Nick Bollinger considers the sensuous voice and aromantic sentiments of Moses Sumney.

Duration: 00:09:40


Colors by Beck

10/17/2017
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Nick Bollinger considers an upbeat pop set by Beck, and wonders if this is his Let's Dance?

Duration: 00:09:21


The Sampler - 10 October 2017

10/10/2017
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This week in the Sampler Nick Bollinger reviews a new album from iconic Australian songwriter Paul Kelly, an Afrobeat fable by Antibalas and a lost English oddity from Lal and Mike Waterson. [image_crop:43720:full] [audio_play]

Duration: 00:28:36


Where The Gods Are In Peace by Antibalas

10/10/2017
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Nick Bollinger lends an ear to an Afrobeat fable from New York ensemble Antibalas.

Duration: 00:10:11


Bright Phoebus by Lal and Mike Waterson

10/10/2017
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Nick Bollinger listens to a lost album and finds it lives up to its legend.

Duration: 00:08:17

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