Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Terminals - Little Things (1995)

Let's get to some of these requests, shall we? First up is this fantastic 1995 album from the Terminals, one of my favorite New Zealand acts; and still releasing fabulous records too! Check out 2007's 'Last Days of the Sun' if you don't believe me. Chronologically, 'Little Things' was the follow-up to 1992's 'Touch,' and both records share a kindred atmosphere: a swirling, claustrophobic maelstrom of sound led by Stephen Cogle's distinctive, warbling baritone. There's a sonic density at work in the best of the Terminals' songs; an ever-expanding wall of noise that threatens to collapse and engulf the listener in its murky cacophony. The Terminals' sound is one to get lost in, an enticing and irresistible mystery. 'Little Things' is a different beast from the 'Disconnect' EP and 'Uncoffined,' but you shouldn't let that deter you from exploring this incredible record.

Upon Last Visible Dog's request, I have removed the link to 'Little Things.' Check out their reissues of the Terminals albums and support New Zealand music! - Ariel

Touch
Last Days of the Sun
Little Things


9 comments:

Peter said...

Some really great posts of late, thanks!
Man, you're really on a roll...
-P

J. said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
"Hide yourself away" is my favourite Terminals song. So deep.

Greetings

spasm said...

Great album. You should give a link to Last Visible Dog Records, they reissued 'Touch' and are due to reissue this one sometime soon.

PaulNZ said...

Thank you for all the great music from my country so hard to find now even here you are doing a great job

Mauscapades said...

Touch and Last Days of the Sun are also available on eMusic.

John said...

Little Things is soon due to get the remastered/reissued treatment from Last Visible Dog as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks a lot for your blog and for this record ! Could you please upload their record Touch.
Thanks

k.kay said...

Great album, great band. Thanks for posting!

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