HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY 2021 !! Drop 1 - Saturday 12 June 2021 YES a ton of stock has arrived and we're excited to be celebrating RECORD STORE DAY with you all this weekend!! As is tradition, we are having a 15% off sale IN STORE in the Record Store including all RSD special releases - sorry NO holds, first in first served, and all left over stock will hit the website at the close of business... ie. AFTER 5pm. See y'all sooooon!
VOR-STELLEN are also playing several FRINGE gigs - check out the FRINGE PROGRAM
Stephen Reay is a guitarist and composer. He has performed as part of the Subliminals and Avoid!Avoid (Flying Nun Records) and the Haints of Dean Hall (Arch Hill Recordings). He uses guitars and amplifiers as way to create sonic textures that explore notions of everyday engagement with wellbeing, ecology, nature and human impacts on the environment.
It is an optimistic work, using childhood as a metaphor for renewed hope for the future. With the current Covid pandemic engulfing the world, more than ever we need some sense of hope. It was written for The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, to celebrate the re-opening of the earthquake-stricken Christchurch Town Hall, and was recorded by The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra under conductor Ken Young in June 2020. The first public performance was by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra under Marc Taddei in September 2020, under level 2 restrictions with just 400 people in the Town Hall.
The symphony is divided into five movements with the subtitles: Beginnings, Play, Hopes and Dreams, Life-force, and A future, and features some child-like sounds of ratchets and pots and pans. The beautiful art work for the CD jacket is by Dunedin-based artist and childrens’ illustrator Robyn Belton.
From SUNDAY 28 FEB Relics is at COVID-19 LEVEL 2 -- What does this mean for you? Our PHYSICAL STORES (Relics Music + Relics Hifi) are OPEN to all browsing and purchasing 7 days. Our ONLINE STORE is OPEN with normal delivery or click+collect pickup. Phone orders or email orders available. Kia Kaha NZ x
AVAILABLE TO RENT BEGINNING FEB. 19 2021 (20 FEB in NZ)
With exclusive interviews, adventures, and original footage personally filmed by Serj, Truth to Power allows audiences backstage access to an international rock star whose faith in music not only revolutionized heavy metal but also world events,” Oscilloscope Laboratories said of the documentary.
“Throughout his life, the musician has pursued social justice, harnessing the power of his songs and celebrity for real political change. Serj’s voice is equally likely to take on American corporate greed as lambast the corrupt regime of his homeland. His decades-long campaign for formal U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide was finally approved by Congress last year. Governments hate him. People love him."
If you know anything about Tankian — or Fela Kuti, Pete Seeger, Billie Holiday, N.W.A, Ludwig van Beethoven, and on and on — the answer is self-evident. But once filmmaker Garin Hovannisian moves past this question and begins showing how Tankian and his bandmates have improved the status of their ancestral homeland, Armenia, the power of truth starts hitting its marks. The film is well-paced, tightly edited and engaging, and at times, it’s quite inspiring."
(Rolling Stone Review)
WOW what a year! You have survived!! There are many things we may not want to look back on in 2020 -- however, despite all the chaos, some things did bring us joy...
Here are the TOP 10 best selling LPS picked up from RELICS that made it into people's hearts and homes ...
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Here are the TOP 10 best selling CDs picked up at RELICS in 2020...
LUCINDA WILLIAMS - Good Souls Better Angels (2020)
THE BETHS - Jump Rope Gazers (2020)
THE BATS - Foothills (2020)
NEIL YOUNG - Homegrown (2020)
KACY + CLAYTON + MARLON WILLIAMS - Plastic Bouquet (2020)
REB FOUNTAIN - Reb Fountain (2020)
BOB DYLAN - Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020)
NADIA REID - Out of My Province (2020)
Here are the albums we loved the most in 2020 -- some are new or recent issues, some re-issues, and the odd rediscovered 2nd hand find...
Haven't heard it? maybe you might like it... check it out!
DUB DYNASTY - Gideon (2019)
PUBLIC ENEMY - What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down (2020)
RIA HALL - Manawa Wera (2020)
ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF - All Thoughts Fly (2020)
SEX SWING - Type II (2020)
THE WAR ON DRUGS - A Deeper Understanding (2017)
BRIAN ENO with JON HOPKINS & LEO ABRAHAMS - Small Craft on a Milk Sea (2010)
GUNN TRUSCINSKY DUO - Soundkeeper (2020)
THURSTON MOORE - By The Fire (2020)
BRIAN ENO - Music for Installations (2018)
CARLOS SANTANA & ALICE COLTRANE - Illuminations (1974)
TYLER THE CREATOR - Igor (2019)
KENDRICK LAMAR - Damn. (2017)
ALICE COLTRANE - Journey In Satchidananda (1972)
"heavy" AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE - On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment (2020)
"fearsome" FIONA APPLE - Fetch the Bolt Cutters (2020)
"beautiful" AUTECHRE - Sign (2020) Plus (2020)
"the river" BILL CALLAHAN - Gold Record (2020)
"timely" BOB DYLAN - Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020)
TROY KINGI - Ghost of Freddie Cesar (2020)
THUNDERCAT - It Is What It Is (2020)
TOM MISCH & YUSSEF DAYES - What Kinda Music (2020)
DENZEL CURRY - Unlocked (2020)
FAT FREDDY'S DROP - Lock-In (2020)
TALKING HEADS - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
PRINCESS NOKIA - Everything Sucks (2020)
ALICE COLTRANE - Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana (1977)
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - Sound of Silver (2007)
LES AMAZONES D'AFRIQUE - Amazones Power (2020)
GIL SCOTT HERON - We're New Again - A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven (2020)
PITCH BLACK - Electromonicon (2020)
THE SCHIZOPHONICS - People In The Sky (2019)
PUSCIFER - Existential Reckoning (2020)
SLEEP TOKEN - Sundowning (2019)
THE SCHIZOPHONICS - People In The Sky (2019)
THE THIRD MIND - The Third Mind (2020)
EOB - Earth (2020)
MOSES BOYD - Dark Matter (2020)
ALL THEM WITCHES - Nothing As The Ideal (2020)