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Amplifier Newsletter #141 - 20 October 2004

Amplifier Newsletter #141 - 20 October 2004

Kia Ora . Scribe goes gold in Aussie, Tourist is No.1 on the B and Big Day Out 2005 tickets are on sale now! check it amplifier

New Material

ARTIST EDMUND CAKE Since the dissolution of Bressa Creeting Cake in 1997, what exactly Edmund Cake has been up to in the intervening years is anyone's guess, but his new album Downtown Puff may just provide a few clues . Check the tracks Gunga and Beautiful Sleep.

VIDEO LEATHER AND TATTOOS - 48 MAY Described as "Sum 41 meets Foo Fighters, with a hint of Def Leppard", 48May's feel-good music perfectly reflects their laid-back, outgoing personalities.

ALBUM EP VOLUME - KORA ALBUM EP VOLUME - KORA Kora are proud to announce their first release on the 18th of October 'EP Volume' featuring the track 'Politician' which held the number 1 spot on Radioscope's alternative chart for two weeks, whilst staying in the top ten for a further eight weeks.

COMPETITION P-MONEY - MAGIC CITY To celebrate the release of P-Money's second album Magic City, amplifier in conjunction with Festival Mushroom Records is giving you the chance to win a copy! ENTER DRAW


Do You Feel The Cold? Tourist

Land of Freezing Days Dark Tower

Sweet Division Del Rey System


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Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>




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