NoFi Rainbow Vol​.​2

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The second annual collection of New Zealand underground music from End of the Alphabet Records. We've scoured the country from top to bottom for the acts we think might set your hair on fire. From Dunedin in the south to Whangarei in the north, from curmudgeonly old noise makers to fly young kids, NoFi Rainbow Vol. 2 gives you a singular vision of what might be happening in some of the weirder parts of the New Zealand music scene.

The Wire: "The New Zealand heard on End of the Alphabet's second annual report . . . is home to a growingly erratic strand of DIY, bearing the fruits of accessing boundless possibilities of synthetic sonic textures. Witcyst and End of the Alphabet label runner Noel Meek both hail from sub-tropical Whangarei in the north of the country, and both craft shortcircuiting solo soundscapes of bubbling noises, rushing fuzzy samples and broken keyboard notes that fall somewhere between the creaking distortion assault of Wolf Eyes' Burned Mind and the mad scientist polyrhythms of Patten or Tlaotlon. The currently Berlin based solo artist Big Flip the Massive provides a superhuman piece of micro-detailed drill 'n' drums, parrying live percussion with a glitching, unwieldy mess of melodies scattered like crunchy broken glass. Less aggressively, longserving dark ambient outsider Omit and the mechanised minimal beats duo Sign of the Hag each provide subtler atmospheres on either side of the tape."

SixNoises: "Fingers crossed that End of the Alphabet Records keep the compilations coming. Certainly, End of the Alphabet Records’ latest release, NoFi Rainbow Vol​.​2, is an enthralling snapshot of the contemporary culture and sounds of New Zealand’s underground artists. It kicks off with unhinged electronics on Yeongrak’s “Absorb Some Weapons”. It features mind-buckling tracks like Witcyst’s “Stoners Lager Cover” and Noel Meek’s “My Year of Living Normcore”. It provides some beauty and lift with Eye’s “Refracting Mirror” and Mouth Erect’s “Voyage”. And it ends on the celestial/ambient majesty of Voronoi’s “Approaching the Red Planet”.
There’s more great tracks on NoFi Rainbow Vol​.​2, and the compilation is an excellent opportunity to take a peek at the freakish concoctions being brewed in the weirdest corners of New Zealand’s musical underground."

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released November 20, 2015

Artwork by Grits 'n Grams.

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