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Stress Free Christmas Shopping From LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa

Stressing over Christmas present ideas? Harassed by psycho shoppers, or can't even find a carpark? LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa has the answer for you - give the gift of New Zealand music this Christmas and order online from the comfort of your own computer terminal. LOOP's entire catalogue is available from our good friends at SmokeCDs.com, and if you order now your LOOP CDs will be delivered to your door in time for Christmas. Bypass the busyness, kick that credit card into action and pay nothing until 2002! Thanks for all your support in 2001, and have a safe and Merry Christmas...

RHIAN SHEEHAN - PARADIGM SHIFT (LP001)

Welcome to the world of Rhian Sheehan, where acoustic melancholy meets synthesised soundscapes in an electronic mind meld, taking the listener on a rich and rewarding musical journey. Organic instruments are married to a computer-based bed of lush layered sounds. Intangible emotion is summoned from synthesised sounds. Sampled soundbites and snippets of dialogue are contextually redefined. No more than an assembly of simple sonic elements, no less than an ultimately unique and personal musical vision - this is the Paradigm Shift.

"A mighty work of love and mellow, fruitful electronica." - Real Groove

"A finely crafted aural excursion into the ultraworld." - Rip It Up

"Achingly beautiful." - The Press

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THE BLACK SEEDS - KEEP ON PUSHING (LP002)

Long-time live favourites in their home town of Wellington and in dancehalls around the country, capital city skankers The Black Seeds are pleased to present their much anticipated debut album, Keep On Pushing. A simmering selection of original roots rock reggae, Keep On Pushing serves up a grab bag of good vibes guaranteed to get the country smiling. With influences drawn from the rich history of Jamaican music, and a uniquely Antipodean outlook, The Black Seeds continue a time-honoured tradition of home grown Aotearoa roots music of the highest grade, following in the footsteps of trailblazing forefathers Herbs and current favourites Salmonella Dub.

"Textured, riddim driven, and with the sweetest amount of delay, the Keep On Pushing L.P. captures a solid reggae feel with a hint of that elusive kiwi flavour." - Craccum

"A party in a can." - Sunday Star-Times

"A warm reminder of the glories of Herbs and the best of UB40, brought up to date in the shadow of Salmonella Dub, and iced with their own messages of hope, hot nights and heaven-sent riddums." - Real Groove

STOP PRESS! THE BLACK SEEDS' KEEP ON PUSHING NAMED IN RIP IT UP MAGAZINE'S TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2001 - LOVELY!

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LOOP SELECT 001: SPRING 2001 (LP003)

The debut issue of our new quarterly multimedia time capsule of Aotearoa's creative culture - a 128 page book of visual communication, a complimentary compilation CD of cutting edge independent New Zealand music and a CD-Rom packed with web and video content. Features music from Cloudboy, Rhian Sheehan, Ekadek, TrinityRoots, Confucius, Solaa, The Black Seeds, Siena, Ebb, Peak:Shift, Harmonic FREq, Warren Field and Audio Sauce, words and pictures from Mint01, Anya Whitlock, EllieMay, Jonar Nader, Barry Betham, Adrienne Pitts, Karen Djordjevic, the Dowse Art Museum exhibition The World As One and the Nokia Arts Awards 2000, and videos by Rhian Sheehan, The Black Seeds and Penny Star.

LOOP Select 001 Book and CD/CD-Rom - A time capsule of Aotearoa's creative culture, Spring 2001.

LISTEN & BUY ONLINE: http://smokecds.com/index.cfm?layout=showcd&id=28805

EBB - PLUSH BOMB EP (LP004)

The debut EP from Wellington house music trio Ebb, one of New Zealand's most loved and critically lauded dance music groups. Renowned for their smooth organic grooves and extravagant live shows, Ebb have set new standards for live performance in New Zealand's dance music scene with epic productions like Plush Bomb at Wellington's Embassy Theatre in July (the launch party for this limited edition EP), and the more recent Three Piece Suit Tour with like-minded Wellington groups TrinityRoots and Fat Freddy's Drop. Here, they distill underground disco, funk and dub flavours into four tracks, with a remix from DJ Mu rounding out this album length EP.

"Ebb are bringing us a new era of dance music that is made by humans, for humans. They're making it as you're dancing, which feels light years ahead of the soulless blips of some nerd's computer." - Spungo.com

"Five substantial sequences of luscious breakbeats and dub-anchored soul. Six months of studio preparation have emulsified much of what is special about the Ebb performance." - The Package

LISTEN & BUY ONLINE: http://www.smokecds.com/index.cfm?layout=showcd&id=28104


VARIOUS - THE GATHERING 2002 (LP005)

As thousands of New Zealand's nicest humans gear up to gather again and dance in the new year of 2002, we take the opportunity to reflect on 2001 - another landmark year in the progression of New Zealand dance music. Aotearoa's electronic music culture continues to grow exponentially, and the past year has seen some of our local scene's finest releases yet. We're pleased to once again profile some of New Zealand's finest music makers - the people who make the music that makes The Gathering. Featuring The Black Seeds, Jet Jaguar, The Nomad, Pitch Black, Downtown Brown, Shapeshifter, Confucius, Denver McCarthy, epsilon-blue, Cuffy & Leon D, Ekto, peak:shift, Salmonella Dub and rotor+.

"Quite possibly the best collection of New Zealand electronic music you'll find in 2001." - National Radio

LISTEN & BUY ONLINE: http://www.smokecds.com/index.cfm?layout=showcd&id=29239


LOOP SELECT 002: SUMMER 2001/2002 (LP006)

LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa wrap up the year 2001 with the latest of our quarterly multimedia time capsules of Aotearoa's creative culture - another 128 page book of visual communication, a complimentary compilation CD of cutting edge independent New Zealand music and a CD-Rom packed with web and video content. Features music from Juse, Fat Freddy's Drop, The Black Seeds, 50Hz, Mike Fabulous, Spot X, Pitch Black, Downtown Brown, Shapeshifter, Ekto, Leroy La Qua, The Nomad and Max Maxwell, words and pictures from Nick McFarlane, Native, Jon Carapiet, Mint01, Ans Westra, Jonar Nader, Paul Redican, boygirlboy, Aaron Beck, the Jim and Mary Barr collection, the New Zealand Film Awards, New Zealand Fashion Week 2001 and the New Zealand Festival 2002, and videos from TrinityRoots, the Film Awards and Wellington football heroes the Tuscan Raiders.

LOOP Select 002 Book and CD/CD-Rom - A time capsule of Aotearoa's creative culture, Summer 2001/2002.

LISTEN & BUY ONLINE: http://smokecds.com/index.cfm?layout=showcd&id=29283

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