MAXINE FUNKE / P WITS: 'Forest Photographer' EP

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  • Ltd. edition 7”vinyl EP -DOWN TO LAST FEW COPIES!!
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    Super excited & honoured to finally be unleashing this eagerly awaited 4 track collaboration EP, between NZ’s much-loved/world-renowned Lo-fi outsider folk musician, Maxine Funke -who seemingly effortlessly produces minimal bedroom recordings that seem to ooze raw emotion and charm, in such a subtle manner .. real sorrow/ beauty & an array of other feelings, which often appear to have an underlying tone of melancholy or isolation to them to some degree (..Or perhaps that’s just more a reflection on me!? Hah) making it appear easy to do so, armed simply with her gentle voice & a few lines of well-crafted words, or poetry, plus an acoustic guitar & not much else.. usually! BUT on this 2nd ever chem imbal release on brilliant, warm/fuzzy 7” black vinyl!! you’ll hear a first time collab. effort on this recording (@ 33RPM, to allow all of ya to hear it in it’s entirety:) w/ fellow kiwi underground figure with an ever-growing catalogue of great, also-Lo fi but often noisey as fuck hi-vol offerings & a regular on chem imbal’s roster; P Wits (go digging! -debut ‘S/T’ mini-LP CDR/ followed up with the ‘Blonde On Blonde' double CS. LP/ & lasts year’s ‘Desire & Pursuit of the Whole' CS. LP/ a wee track featured on our mighty ‘Bad Taste - vol.II’ NZ comp. CS./ various tracks featured on our label CD-R promo samplers/ plus a 3way "Ophelia,Wits,Reid" collab 8” lathe-cut EP [future* c.i.| I.W.R. label co-release, which B.Q co-founded & regularly releases super ltd. editions of highly sort after titles by NZ & international obscure/experimental/etc. acts -release date TBC.] & probably more to come!) probably a tad less known currently, but continues to build a strong profile with a rep for putting on a hellova live performance, mostly amongst guitar wall of noise/avant-rock collective Psychick Witch or more recently with doom-heavy project, Altamont Young.. On ‘Forest Photographer’ Wits’ input, may not be as immediate on 1st spin to listener’s ears, but shows restraint/& diversity from perhaps usual wall-tearring loud gtr feedback blasts, which is a refreshing & an unlikely venture .. but really compliments Maxine well, providing a top notch final product!
    So, GO TREAT THEM EARS, YERR?!! .. You deserve it ;) / my words don’t do this justice either*! so I (highly) suggest grabbing a copy before they’re all snatched up...
    108 copies only, digital D/L cards + c.i. sticker included. HQ black vinyl, pressed in OZ. Sleek monochrome cover art [in the form of a single-fold wraparound sleeve/ On thick, smooth-matte paper stock] Pro-printed in New Zealand, with individually hand stamped white centre labels.. Stored inside quality plastic outer sleeves w/ round-edged, clear plastic inner sleeves that snuggly hold the 7" records.
    ** PLEASE NOTE; Down to the FINAL small handful of remaining copies - no sneaky spares & is a ONE-TIME pressing!!

    Includes unlimited streaming of MAXINE FUNKE / P WITS: 'Forest Photographer' EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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** Super excited to be releasing a LTD. EDITION OF 100x QLTY BLACK VINYL 7" collab. EP between two NZ-based outsider faves, the renowned Maxine Funke & label regular P Wits [ie. Benedict Quilter, co-founder of Independent Woman Records & bands Psychick Witch, Altamont Young, Yawn, et al.] - DUE OUT EARLY MARCH 2020, AVAILABLE TO ORDER 'ERE NOW! **

~If you are a fan, and considering purchasing this lil gem - just a heads up/suggestion; ya'll should get onto it soon 'o clock! to potentially avoid that nasty jolt of FOMO anxiety..
~Personally being someone well-practiced in the oh-so disappointing moment when ya realise you've managed to miss out on a one-time, ltd edition release you had planned on grabbing, but held off for just a wee bit too long & the item has been all snapped up :'( **


released March 6, 2020


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chemical imbalance. Australia

Sydney DIY label/ small-run tapes,CDR,vinyl,etc/ OZ+NZ "experimental" sounds/ est. 2015
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