Cakekitchen - World Of Sand LP
Graeme Jefferies is the given name of the fabled underground counterculture icon hailing from New Zealand, and his mainstay project, The Cakekitchen, has its roots firmly grounded in the pages of 1980’s New Zealand garage rock scene which huddled under the umbrella of labels such as Flying Nun Records and Pagan Records. After performing in revered acts Nocturnal Projections and This Kind of Punishment, The Cakekitchen emerged as an amalgamation of gloomy and introspective post-punk, producing some of the most expressive and unique music to come out of New Zealand during the early 90’s.
Originally released in 1991, “World of Sand” is the second full length album by The Cakekitchen, highlighting the first live line-up of the band. This formation existed for roughly two and a half years and these compositions were considered by many to be the height of the groups’ creative potential, with musical comparisons to the early material by This Kind of Punishment…pounding piano, maddening viola, numerous tape splices and oddball musical passages – along with several pieces recorded at home on a four track, lending a lo-fi, dark, and intimate feel to the album.