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The Cakekitchen – World Of Sand – Cassette

 

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The Cakekitchen – World Of Sand – Cassette

The Cakekitchen and its album World of Sand represent a significant chapter in the musical journey of Graeme Jefferies, a prominent New Zealand musician renowned for his contributions to various bands, including the influential This Kind of Punishment. Released in 1991, “World of Sand” is a testament to Jefferies’ unique musical vision and songwriting prowess.

The album delves into the realms of alternative rock and indie pop, offering listeners a distinctive sonic experience. With tracks like “Dave the Pimp,” “Bites of Steel,” and the titular “World of Sand,” Jefferies weaves a tapestry of atmospheric and melodic compositions, showcasing his ability to create a sonic landscape that resonates with both depth and creativity.

Recognizing the historical and artistic significance of World of Sand by The Cakekitchen is crucial. Graeme Jefferies’ impact on the alternative music scene, both through his solo project and collaborations, is a noteworthy aspect for enthusiasts and those exploring the diverse world of indie and alternative rock.

For fans of alternative music seeking a blend of evocative songwriting and experimental sounds, “World of Sand” stands as a compelling entry in The Cakekitchen’s discography. The album’s enduring appeal and Jefferies’ influence on the indie music landscape make it a valuable subject in discussions about the evolution of alternative rock, particularly in the context of New Zealand’s rich musical history.

With the same lineup but different guest performers, including 3D singer Denise Doughan and violinist extraordinaire Alastair Galbraith, the Cakekitchen created a sophomore album that doesn’t differ all that much from its predecessor but still offers more than its share of solid tunes. Things are a little less gentle and a tad more nervous. By no means is the band revisiting Jefferies’ This Kind of Punishment days, but there’s a certain kinship in the musical tension created by such songs as “Don’t Be Fooled by the Label,” where a persistent piano line underpins the entire piece, aided and abetted by a lovely keyboard countermelody and a discordant viola.

Jefferies unsurprisingly is still the main guy in the whole shebang, again embracing a combination of rock/pop trio foundation and unexpected touches and deviations from that particular norm. Interestingly, he treats his vocals to the slight echo/overdub combination which he often used before the Cakekitchen but had mostly set aside on the previous album. The approach makes for a welcome return, the title track especially benefitting as he sings over acoustic guitar and Galbraith’s wraithlike strings.

Bassist King and drummer Robert Key discharge their duties as solidly as before, yet Jefferies remains the standout performer. He fires up a searing end guitar solo on “Walking on Glass” and creates the scraping-nails string melody for “This Perfect Day.” His lyrics still visit curious and sometimes melancholic, sweetly touching scenes at many points, as with “McCarthy,” a musically-abrasive lament for a lost cat who had been “living like a sailor.” The best couplet is from “Tomorrow Came Today”: “I remember that you bet me a million dollars on the outcome of a TV show. How am I going to pay you back now?”

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Track Listing
1. Ordeal By Water
2. World Of Sand
3. Walking On Glass
4. Don’t Be Fooled By The Label
5. Tomorrow Came Today
6. This Perfect Day
7. Dogs And Cats
8. McCarthy
9. Isle Of Pittsburgh
10. Crimson To Gunmetal

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