Taking the next chapter forward from Graeme’s stellar memoir
‘Time Flowing Backwards’ (voted by Pitchfork’s ‘Mark Masters’ as
one of the 10 best music books of 2019), we are happy to at last
announce a new full length album called ‘Trouble Again in This
Town’ is at last ready to go. This is his first new Cakekitchen release
in 4 years and the first domestic release in the USA for 9 years.
Culled from over twenty songs, this record continues the wayward
path first exposed by his early Flying Nun solo album ‘Messages For
the Cakekitchen’ but manages to cross the border of the limitations
imposed by the old 1980s 4 track technology. So that it becomes
something different again altogether. It’s also the first vinyl record to
come out on new North Carolina label ‘Ally Records’ and has been
manufactured in black, blue, yellow and empty coke bottle green.
Graeme plays all the instruments on the release (guitar, piano, viola,
cello, drums and bass) and recorded all the songs over a period of
years on his portable 16 track recorder in various houses and
hallways in New Zealand, Germany and Australia. His meticulous
‘take as long as it takes’ approach to making records ensures a very
wide pallet of sound colours can be heard on this record and although
the material was initially conceived solo on either guitar or piano by
the time he has completed a recording the arrangement is usually
pretty complex and special and unlike most other people’s version of
man at the microphone with no deadline and all the time in the world.
Please hurry to the bandcamp site within, should you feel the need to
own this record.