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The Ground Below

by The Electric Era

This is Anti-Gloss Pop from New Zealand, weaving British New Wave and Post Punk elements a la The Smiths, The Cure and Joy Division into the visceral Indie Pop attitude of 80's New Zealand sound pioneers such as The Chills, The Clean and The Verlaines
Genre: Pop: Noise Pop
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1. Guardian
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2. Ralf
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3. Shame
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4. Small Horizon
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5. Watery Eyes
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6. By A Third
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7. Misbegotten Child
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8. She Laughs
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9. Go With The Tide
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10. Of All The Good Things
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Album Notes
Hi, you have come to the The Electric Era. That's my band. It could be called anything else, but I called it The Electric Era. I held a bit of a survey over the band name and this particular name did not come out on top, but I chose it anyway, because I don't like surveys.

I like music and I like making it. As far as I am concerned, that's about it. I have made songs ever since I learnt my second guitar chord, and making songs was the reason for learning that second chord. It was very exciting, that second chord, I think it was G major, but I could be wrong.

So here I am. They gave me this page to promote my music. I'd love you to hear my music, but I'm not about to stick it in your face. I should really pay one of those marketing hacks to do it for me. Initially I thought marketing my music would be as cool as making it, and I would run a record label in no time, but I hate spending time greasing the marketing machine that I could use smithing tunes or playing with lego. And the world is far too noisy as it is. So this is about as far as it gets. It will have to do. Read the influences, don't expect any Rawk or R'n'B overtones, and if anyone asks I'm in the studio, working on another album.

Nice meeting you, enjoy the tunes. You might want to leave a comment on my website, cause I'd love that.

'The Ground Below' was written, peformed, arranged, programmed, recorded and produced by New Zealand musician Karsten Schwardt. Aroha Harawira contributed backing vocals on six of the tracks. Matthias Postel played bass on two of the tracks.

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Nic Tauroa

Great cd, good reflection of this artist
This album is a good listen. Some of the songs i enjoyed the most were guardian, small horizon and of all the good things. Guardian is a great upbeat start to the album, really well writern song, highly enjoyable. Ralf is definately a good athem reflecting the eras feelings about his brother. Shame is a real pouges/irish sounding song, i greatly enjoyed it.

In a nut shell you wont be dissapointed if you like good ole fashioned rock and roll with a bit of acoustic variety and pouges sounding lyric styling. Definately something you can put on and enjoy all the way through.
Well deserved 7.5/10