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Discography

2001:
What Solid is the Moon? EP
Independent

2003:
You're a Nation! LP
Independent

2008:
Too Young, Too Beautiful (Single)
Stink Magnetic Tapes

2009:
The Knucks
(Single)
Not Even Records

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You hear dense rhymes over electronic music unlike any you’ve heard before; You look up. The MC is in an airtight spacesuit. There is an alien next to him layering lush visuals with both hands. They are in a UFO. Yes, you are awake.

Richard Falkner has been making music as kazaamBLAM! since 2004, when he was touring the Australian festival circuit with Aussie Big Beat legends sonicanimation. After three tours of the Big Day Out, he returned home to focus on his own work, producing Cortina’s critically acclaimed debut LP “Control Freaks” as an excuse to leave Melbourne.

Performing live for the first time in 2006, kazaamBLAM! didn’t so much enter the scene as blast it with a ray-gun and dance on it’s sizzling ashes. Comprised of mashed-up symphonies spanning ghetto beats through searing harmonised guitar solos to ten minute rapping diatribes, this show was always going to be different. Add elaborate visual content and sci-fi theatricality that screams good times… and you have one of the richest live shows in New Zealand.

kazaamBLAM! has played orientation concerts for both Victoria and Massey Universities, and has opened for several NZ acts including So So Modern, Disasteradio, Thought Creature, and Internationals Ratatat (NY), Stereo Total (Berlin) and JD Samson(NY), of Le Tigre fame. A stunned JD Samson referred to kazaamBLAM! as “Incredible”.

In February 2009 kazaamBLAM! took the show to (literally) another level when he appeared at the Cuba St Carnival in a gravity defying UFO, playing the live show while Ridiculoid (the Alien VJ) sprayed the audience with light beams and manned a holographic head-up display. The float took home the inaugural ‘Creative Innovation’ trophy and 150,000 spectators agreed that the show was the pick of the parade. Just 40 minutes later kazaamBLAM! headlined the Mighty Mighty Stage in Cuba Mall to a seething mass of carnival revellers.

kazaamBLAM! recently released its second single “The Knucks” in promotion of the upcoming debut album “Trapezoids Away!”. Featuring the legendary Alphabethead on scratch this single has been play-listed nationwide. It is currently the most played track on Wellingtons’ Radio Active, and is #1 on Dunedin’s Radio One. NZ music blog de-jour The Einstein Music Journal described it as

“a fuzzy electronic nightmare delivered straight from the stars… Incredible stuff!”

International music blogs have said

“Every now and again, a track comes along that is tricky to put in words other than "just listen to it"” – A Future in Noise

“I know next to nothing about these guys, save their being from New Zealand, and producing this fine example of what your average radio-telescope should really be searching for.” – How Marvellous

New Zealand Music Month saw kazaamBLAM! performing a live-to-air on Radio Active (with video content streaming live via the internet), and the same night headlining Massey University’s Music Month gig at Bodega.

kazaamBLAM! just dropped it’s website (Spacebook: www.kazaamblam.com) and is putting finishing touches on the long awaited debut distributed long-player “Trapezoids Away".

Alien intelligence has arrived. You just read its press release.

External links:

Cuba St Carnival kazaamBLAM! UFO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8G_6ur6Vv4

kazaamBLAM! ‘Agent of the Devil’ live:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gipaBipB_ck

kazaamBLAM! single download:
www.kazaamblam.com

kazaamBLAM! myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/kazaamblam

Contact:

Richard Falkner: kazaamblam@kazaamblam.com
Dan Shaw: ridiculoid@kazaamblam.com

Mobile: +64 21 205 3515