Thread of Aldous Harding - eccentric 'gothic folk' NZ singer songwriter

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Listening to 'Party' now and I'm pretty sure it won't be for the first time. Getting some (actually good) c2004 freak-folk vibes. Any ILMers like her?

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 24 July 2017 09:03 (one year ago) Permalink

I like her but don't love her. Definitely have heard moments of brilliance.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 24 July 2017 11:39 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I hadn't heard of / heard this Aldous Harding record. It's nice.

― Simon H., Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:22 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Aldous Harding was great playing with Deerhunter a couple years ago, that rare opening act whose set tracks an arc from total obscurity to a surprising immediacy. I like "Party" quite a lot though "Imagining My Man" stands out too much maybe.

― geoffreyess, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:38 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Bumping due to 2017 end of the year lists ... Happy New Year everyone.

AFAICT these have been the singles from Party:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4dVkoOMjLo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE-A0cNSLmc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHR3uEOkkSo

sbahnhof, Saturday, 18 November 2017 11:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

bookmarking, given the decription had to check to make sure she doesn't run with a bad crowd ideologically but seems fine

really powerful

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 18 November 2017 14:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

that Horizon song is pretty much the platonic ideal of 'interesting weird voice, complete absence of songwriting'

imago, Saturday, 18 November 2017 14:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Horizon very Kate Bush-y, but I like how much different voices she can utilise. Imagining My Man is mesmerizing.

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 18 November 2017 15:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

Good record. I guess imago is right that "Horizon" relies more on delivery and performance than songwriting, but I like it anyway. Le Bateau Ivre, I agree - it's impressive how different she sounds from song to song.

By the way, the album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius, Jenny Hval, Rokia Traore, shitload of other great LPs).

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Saturday, 18 November 2017 19:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

christ Imagining My Man is flatly fantastic.

piscesx, Sunday, 28 January 2018 22:23 (six months ago) Permalink

I have a soft spot for the functional club remix action of the DiCe rework of "Horizon" - reminds me of the Rabbit in the Moon remixes of Sarah McLachlan you'd get on mid-late 90s CD singles:

https://soundcloud.com/dice_nz/horizon

Love the "hey"s punctuating "Imagining My Man".

Duet with fellow Lyttleton folk personage Marlon Williams, "Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsJIDptF-2c

etc, Monday, 29 January 2018 07:59 (six months ago) Permalink

Record is amazing, live show is stunning. It's like she sets out to look every audience member present directly in the eye for a slightly more than a comfortable amount of time.

triggercut, Sunday, 4 February 2018 09:49 (six months ago) Permalink


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