Boronia Basement Tapes

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Outside it was a humid funk, inside and downstairs in the basement was a cool oasis. I was at Leighton Craigs house in Brisbane. It was 2006 or 2007.. I can't remember which tour.. To pass the time until the cool of evening I recorded these tracks, weird psychedelic folk and pop songs. All made up on the spot and recorded to tape via loop pedal.
A few months later and I was invited to send tracks for a limited edition 7" on Greek label absurd and I chose a couple of these tracks. My payment for this was to be some copies of the record (a lathecut).
Then on returning to NZ in early 2010 after a year abroad I found a mysterious box of 7"s in my stuff- they had no labels and it took me a while to realise what they were. Having only 14 of them I decided to hand paint the labels using nail polish, making them into small stainglass windows.
These sold out pretty fast but I thought it a real shame that there were so few of them and that only 2 of the tracks from this session had been released. And so, heres the whole session...

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released August 1, 2010

All instruments and art work and songs by Antony Milton.
Many thanks to Nicolas from Absurd and to Leighton Craig and family.

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Antony Milton New Zealand

Antony Milton is a sound artist based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has been active in the underground and experimental music scenes since the early 1990s. He is also the curator of the PseudoArcana label.

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