Artwork by Liam Hoffman.
At one stage, much of the music released on this fair record label was produced in Dunedin, but that's not to say it was exclusive to Flying Nun nor that it ended then and there. Not in the slightest!
Dunedin-based sound artist Chris Wilson took on the challenge of capturing the current moment of music in Ōtepoti/Dunedin in …And It Could Be Right Now – New Music From Ōtepoti/Dunedin. The compilation "showcases recently produced music made in this city, from punk to indie rock, electronica, sound art, krautrock, improvisation, chiptune, screamo, folk, noise to electropop and more. There's probably something for everybody." The compilation features the likes of Robert Scott, Bathysphere, Porpoise and Night Lunch, plus a whole heap more. It really is quite extensive. Check the music out here:
The idea, which was conceived at a baby shower and funded from a Boosted campaign, came to fruition with its release last week. Speaking to the Otago Daily Times, Wilson commented that good music is being made in Dunedin, regardless of the era: "Because it’s sort of like, I really love that Flying Nun music, you know, from the so called classic Dunedin Sound era, but I wanted to sort of kick against that kind of idea that Dunedin is like this sort of fossilised museum. The music then was really good and I like heaps of it, but I think there’s good music being produced all the time."
He's not wrong. Be sure to head over to bandcamp to purchase the music.