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Artist: ABOVE GROUND
Title: Gone Aiwa
Format: LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"ABOVE GROUND was a fleeting yet no less important piece in the awesome DIY Christchurch scene of the early 80s. Together only for a short period in 1983, the band was comprised of BILL DIREEN (VACUUM / BILDERS), CAROL DIREEN, MARYROSE CROOK (MAX BLOCK / RENDERERS) and STUART PAGE (AXEMEN). They combined a ubiquitous and detached Velvet Underground vibe and a smattering of early Modern Lovers keyboard angst with some kind of Sky Saxon / Seeds psychedelic mojo. Above Ground was a formidable outfit in their brief existence and deserve more than a mere footnote in the history of one of the most vibrant scenes to exist in the past 30 years. Gone Aiwa originally saw life as a limited-edition cassette made to order and sold to various shops and at the occasional gig. So unless you were there (and chances are, you werent), its a good bet this material wilal be fresh to your ears-though two tracks did see the light of day on the Direen / Bilders retrospective CD, Max Quitz, released by Flying Nun in the mid 90s. Gone Aiwa the album is finally realized, and what a wonderful thing it is to behold. Just goes to show its never too late. Includes digital download coupon." - Siltbreeze.

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