Calm Before the Storm is the newest offering in an on going series of songs written by New Zealand musician "Graeme Jefferies".
The release has been held up for almost a year by innumerable delays but is finally ready (2013). Graeme's music first gained attention in the seminal early kiwi bands "This Kind of Punishment" and "Nocturnal Projections". The Cakekitchen has come a long way since its 1989 Flying Nun debut.
The arrangements on Calm Before the Storm are augmented with strange field recordings and additional found sounds on some of the songs.
Angry on the warpath penguins are wedged in between forever climbing bass notes to great affect. Moth-like hovering strings, carefully picked acoustic guitars and regal piano add beauty. There are even real wind noises and environmental rain sounds magically hand woven into the mixes.
Tracklist A1 For So Long A2 Little Blue Penguins A3 Back Of A Bus A4 Parrot Island A5 Come Back Home B1 Mrs Fishbone B2 Work Today B3 Little Shit Of The Week B4 Boganfoot Bill B5 Calm Before The Storm