Monday, February 18, 2013

HALCION.25 - Corperation EP

My pal/bandmate Bryan and I were doing some nerdy record chatting the other day, and he brought up old New Zealand punk, which I know very little about. This was the only record I could recall even owning, and it's a complete mystery to me. Such a weird little record - the center labels are larger than normal, and the vinyl is of the lowest quality. The first track is a drawn out, brooding, dark, mid tempo punk tune with a keyboard. It kind of reminds me of some of the early UK anarcho stuff like FLOWERS IN THE DUSTBIN. The two tracks on the flip are fast hardcore blasts, maybe taking cues from the same time period as the aforementioned comparison, but more in the pogo-punk style. It's all catchy, and moves along really well, but the recording quality is really raw, like a rehearsal recording. It would be exciting to hear what else this band did after this, as this feels like more of a promising demo than something that needed to be pressed onto vinyl. Anyone with any more info on this, it would be much appreciated! Ima Hitt Records.

1 comment:

  1. I really dig this. The fact you were able to find it for a buck is something to envy. I'd like to find more info on them as well. Kind of reminds me of Siekiera circa '84 with a little more punch. Very nice.