non-fiction rock from Aotearoa New Zealand

From the bowels of the archive: Suppository [2020]

Here’s something from the archive.

The first outing of the mr sterile mouthpiece. Released onto cassette maybe sometime around 1998.

When the rest of the world seemed hell-bent on techno, and all sorts of other electronic wizardry, mr sterile had yet to find the ‘On button’ to any computer.

Here are a bundle of raw sounding recordings brutally hewn and urgently laid down without finesse onto a borrow 4-track cassette machine. Spewed out in the in-between times with an acoustic guitar, a borrowed electric guitar, a clay drum from the local Trade Aid and a big mouth, these tracks sound like they are someone learning to play…and that’s not that far from the truth.

This version of Suppository has been somewhat abridged.

Remastered 2020

Original mix by mr sterile and Grant Sutherland

The final piece, Flash and Exposure was not on the original cassette but released as a bonus track on the Loosehead ep Dork [released 1999]. The Loosehead recordings are available here at THIS link

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