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Maxine Funke
Pieces Of Driftwood
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October 7, 2022

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Play any of Maxine Funke’s picturesque, lowkey folk tunes and you might think she was the voice of a generation calling from decades ago, lost to time until the dust is blown off of an old LP dug out from the archives, perhaps like the rediscovered legacies of Vashti Bunyan or Karen Dalton. That is, until the occasional drum machine kicks in and brings you back to the 21st century. Having played in underground New Zealand bands such as $100 Band and The Snares since 2002, Funke began her solo career in 2008, and Disciples aim to make sure that none of it is forgotten with Pieces Of Driftwood gathering songs from limited vinyl runs, compilation features and unreleased material.

Peer beyond the lo-fi aesthetic and into the lyrics and you’ll find an unmistakably modern stamp on Funke’s writing. Painting domestic scenes with light and airy vocals, she delivers heartfelt lines that pick apart the human condition with ease. “The simple life was the most complicated place I’ve ever been,” she sings matter of factly on ‘Nicest Thing’, above fingers fluttering down guitar strings. Amongst humming organs she details the hurdles of communication, and with sweet vocal harmonies describes people, places, and nature to literary effect. Even instrumental tracks like the opening ‘Rearview’ with longtime collaborator Alastair Galbraith convey quaint and bucolic imagery, as sunbleached beats and guitar plucks wade in the water of the background noise.

On her first release for Disciples, Maxine Funke brings rare and unreleased tracks together to shine a spotlight on her down to earth acoustic artistry.

Track 1 For Tom Carter compilation on Deserted Village, 2013
Track 2 Strange Eden cassette comp on Independent Woman, 2019
Tracks 3 - 6 I Dischi Del Barone 7”, 2018
Track 7 Lullabies For Sleepless People In A Tired World cassette comp on Kashual Plastik, 2021
Tracks 8 - 10 unreleased
Tracks 11 - 14 Chemical Imbalance 7”, 2020
Track 15 lathe cut on Epic Sweep, 2011

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Rearview 3:32 Buy
  2. 2 First In Spring 2:29 Buy

    First In Spring

  3. 3 Eternity 1:39 Buy
  4. 4 Sandhopper 1:06 Buy
  5. 5 Nicest Thing 1:37 Buy
  6. 6 Make That Dream 2:26 Buy

    Make That Dream

  7. 7 Blyton Rock 4:36 Buy
  8. 8 Old Lady Blues 2:38 Buy

    Old Lady Blues

  9. 9 South Dunedin 3:14 Buy
  10. 10 Room In The City 2:52 Buy

    Room In The City

  11. 11 Forest Photographer 2:00 Buy

    Forest Photographer

  12. 12 Every Kind Word 3:43 Buy

    Every Kind Word

  13. 13 Flourish 4:15 Buy
  14. 14 Angel 1:22 Buy
  15. 15 Oranges In The Oaks 2:47 Buy

    Oranges In The Oaks

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