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Baby Zionov Shares Single 'For Judy Dunaway, Mother Of Balloon Music (feat. Marika Pratley)'

Baby Zionov Shares Single 'For Judy Dunaway, Mother Of Balloon Music (feat. Marika Pratley)'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Frances Carter / Tuesday 28th June, 2022 9:42AM

Baby Zionov aka Aaliyah Zionov has revealed the final single from her forthcoming new album Henrietta, dropping like an atom bomb this coming Friday 1st July via rising Aotearoa imprint Sunreturn. 'For Judy Dunaway, Mother Of Balloon Music (feat. Marika Pratley)' is a joyous intersection of dancefloor-blazing big beat, prog / psych action and DIY avant jazz expressivity — subversively subbing in Zionov's signature balloon squeaks in place of traditional sax tooting. The Tāmaki electronic artist provided illuminating info on the use of balloon sounds in experimental music contexts, ahead of next week's all-killer album release party with special guests A.C. Freazy, deepState and more...


Baby Zionov's Henrietta Album Release
w/ A.C. Freazy, deepState + special guests
Friday 8th July - Whammy Backroom, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

"What I love about balloons is that they’re a cheap toy that secretly can be used to make all sorts of ridiculous, diverse unpredictable sounds across basically the entire spectrum of human hearing.

There’s a small but beautiful lineage of experimental musicians using balloons that dates back to at least the 1960s, but Judy Dunaway, who I pay tribute to in the song title, was the first to really develop it and dedicate her life’s work to it.

In this song, I use Dunaway’s techniques by rubbing, squeezing, and deflating balloons over a hot techno beat, and my talented friend Marika (Class War on the Dance Floor, Moody V and The Menstal Cycle) plays the electric violin alongside them. I hope listeners get a kick out the way the two instruments intertwine and blur into each other!" — Baby Zionov


'For Judy Dunaway, Mother Of Balloon Music (feat. Marika Pratley)' is out now on major streaming services via Sunreturn.

Links
instagram.com/babyzionov/
babyzionov.bandcamp.com/

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Baby Zionov's Henrietta Album Release - Cancelled
Fri 8th Jul 10:00pm
Whammy Backroom, Auckland