Re-issued on vinyl for the first time since it’s 1987 release At Swim 2 Birds is a sonically rich and ever expanding collaboration between Peter Jefferies (This Kind Of Punishment) and Dunedin folk musician Jono Lonie.
Titled after the surreal Flann O’ Brien novel, this album is a varied affair from piano-scapes, ambient noise, minimalism to experimental moods and homemade instruments. All seeking out free combinations that act as both antithesis and co-existence.
“While its tempting to look at a musical career that spans three and a half decades in terms of trends and themes, every record that Peter Jefferies has ever made demands to be dealt with on its own, and At Swim 2 Birds is no exception. Flying Nun Records first released it in 1987, just as This Kind Of Punishment, his sonic partnership with brother Graeme Jefferies, wound down, and shortly before he became Xpressways production expert.
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