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Bold Mould - 12"

Bold Mould

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Bold Mould 12"


Olympus is the banner under which Stefan Neville (Pumice) and Kraus (ex-Futurians, The Aesthetics) clang, pound, and collaborate. The obscure duo - each has a revered, dodgy presence in the contempo New Zealand sub-underground - built their reputations on unique one-man-band visions of mutant pop songforms, crafted with modified / manipulated instrumentation. As Olympus, Neville and Kraus have managed to step outside their comfort zones without sacrificing any signature moves. Recorded and assembled over the past few years by exchanging tapes in the mail, Bold Mould is the first fruit of their collaboration, the duo’s debut offering.

Bold Mould surfs along a warbled, technicolor path lined with basement kraut grooves, blasted tape manipulation, fuzzed-out homemade electronics, explosive drumming, minimal synth dervishes and melancholy pop instrumentals. Olypmus’ playful experimentation, deluge of ideas & cracked sense of humor aligns Bold Mould with such like-minded spins as Oddities (The Clean), A Trip to Marineville (Swell Maps), On the Way to the Peak of Normal (Holger Czukay) and Deceit (This Heat). Bold Mould also features an alternate version of the Pumice tune Heavy Punter, which initially appeared on Quo. Co-released with Stefan Neville’s own Stabbies, Etc imprint. 500 pressed, includes a free DL.


    Side A
    01. Olympus
    02. Stalker
    03. Is Love an Emotion
    04. The Beard or the Blood
    05. Dear Listener

    Side B
    01. Laser Burn
    02. Untitled
    03. Ere I Die
    04. Heavy Punter
    05. Charles Martel

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