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Amplifier Newsletter #227 - 12 July 2006

Amplifier Newsletter #227 - 12 July 2006

Kia ora , It’s been a very busy week at Amplifier House. Firstly we’ve been getting many e-mails (well at least 4) asking what’s happened to the weekly competition. Okay, there just hasn’t been anything worth giving away for a while, but now, thanks to our friends at Xtra Electronics, we’ve got a brand spanking new Xbox 360 that you can win.

We’ve also just signed up Intergalactic Records and Tardus for downloads so you can purchase MP3 downloads (which will happily run on your iPod) from bands such as Minuit, Cassette, Paradigm, 8 Foot Sativa and Chuganaut. Also there are new download additions for Don McGlashan, dDub and The Haints of Dean Hall as well as new videos from Spacifix, Shapeshifter and OdESSA. Listen, watch, learn and buy - Amplifer.co.nz.

Ka kite ano.

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Latest Goodies

Album

The Haints Of Dean Hall - The Haints Of Dean Hall

A 'haint' is a southern term for a ghostly steam rising off the road, often mistaken to be a ghost. 'The Haints Of Dean Hall' is a fragile, rural and low volume contemplative sound where Julie Cruise meets the Carter Family, a new release for Arch Hill. Stephen Reay [ex-Subliminals] & Kathryn McCool self-titled debut album was recorded during a brief visit made from McCool's hometown, near Melbourne, to Auckland, in the summer of '05.

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/23319/the_haints_of_dean_hall.html

Competition

Win a X Box 360 entertainment system

Thanks to the nice folk at the new Xtra Electronics store, we're giving you the chance to win the Xbox 360 console. Each week for the next three, we'll ask you three questions about some of the music we have the pleasure of bringing to you with Amplifier.co.nz. Get all nine questions right, and you'll go in the draw to win this fantastic prize. ENTER HERE

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/competition/23101/win_a_x_box_360_entertainment _system_it_plays_music_games_and_dvds_week_1_questions.html


Video/Download

Don McGlashan - Miracle Sun

Don McGlashan is recognised as one of NZ's foremost songwriters, artists & performers. Miracle Sun is the first video to be released from the album Warm Hand. 'Warm Hand' was mostly tracked in the isolated environment of "The Barn" at Te Papatipu ~ on the West Coast at Bethells Beach.

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/video/23369/miracle_sun.html

Album

Sarah Brown - Sarah Brown

Determined to produce an album with it's own flavour, Sarah Brown experimented with many musicians and producers searching for the sound that would express her songs in the best and most unique way. Friendships via management stable mates with Murray & Rodney Fisher (Goodshirt) resulted in a production partnership for Sarah's debut album. Guest musicians for the album included Michael Franklin-Browne on drums (Pluto), Mike Hall (Pluto), Rio Hemopo (TrinityRoots) and Vanessa McGowan.

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/23306/sarah_brown.html?full=1

Video/Download

OdESSA - Promises, Promises

Video & Download OdESSA - Promises, Promises

Wound myself up into a ball I can't untangle, I built myself an armoured suit I can’t dismantle. Looked into your eyes and seen a dozen Ex-girlfriends looking back at me. I made myself sick off my own medicine, sure of nothing except my indecision. Looked into your eyes and seen a dozen ex-girlfriends back there saying So Long Baby…… Promises, Promises.

Promises, Promises is the new video from OdESSA and we now also have their album Oak Park Avenue available as an MP3 download.

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/video/23370/promises_promises.html

Staff Selecta

I Want My Baby Voom Mark
http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/21877/hello_are_you_there.html

Trepidation part two Ryan McPhun And The Ruby Suns Tammy
http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/17186/ryan_mcphun_and_the_ruby_suns.htm l?play=18698#item18698

We're All Scared Professor Minuit Stephen http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/19935/the_guards_themselves.html

ENDS

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