Calm Before the Storm

by The Cakekitchen

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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $10 NZD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    After more than a years delay we are pleased to announce that the vinyl issue of “Calm Before the Storm” is finally ready. It’s a limited run of American pressed 150 gram plastic so be in quick. It won’t be around for that long. We’d like to thank Paul at Rough Peel Records for all the help he has given with regards to actually getting it out.

    For those of you who would like to have one. The cost with postage included is $50 NZ worldwide per copy worldwide. As a special deal for Kiwis and because Graeme is one himself, people wanting to buy a copy of the record who live in New Zealand can have it for $41 NZ postage included.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Calm Before the Storm via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
    edition of 300 

      $41 NZD

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in gate-fold handmade sleeves, with a 16 page booklet. Limited run of 300 copies, made with handmade paper in a variety of colours.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Calm Before the Storm via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 300 

      $30 NZD or more 

     

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about

The newest Cakekitchen album. Written in New Zealand over a four year period “Calm Before the Storm” features more instrumentals than any previous Cakekitchen album but still contains a large proportion of songs with lyrics and vocals.

The instrumentation sways between acoustic guitars, regal pianos, banjos, insect like percussion and found sounds. The first song on the album, For So Long, is free to download and has a video for it on the Cakekitchen youtube channel. Instrumental “Parrot Island” also has a video up on youtube.

Cellos and violas nibble their way into the back of your ear during the course of the album. The song “Back of a Bus” seems to somehow envoke revolution. Everyone gets picked on. The cold war is reheated with scorn to a White Light/White Heat style left hand piano part. Fingers are sternly pointed at antipodean leaders. John Key is declared an ant and Kevin Rudd is mockingly scoffed at. CD comes with 16 page colour booklet in a colour gatefold sleeve.

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released February 22, 2013

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The Cakekitchen New Zealand

Formed out of the ashes of pioneering early 80s NZ music collective This Kind of Punishment, The Cakekitchen is led by head baker Graeme Jefferies.

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