about ‘saturations’

Christchurch musician Blair Parkes releases a new album, “saturations

“bursting with fine songs ” – Poplib

‘Beautiful music “Russell Brown, Public address

saturations’ , Parkes’ 37th release, expands on last year’s acoustic – based album ‘Cardigan Bay’ , exploring melody and dynamics with a broader palette of sounds.

‘saturations’ ranges from the uptempo pop of ‘don’t worry baby’ to the synth – based electro pop of ‘rupert’ to more contemplative tracks like ‘no choice’ and ‘we all need good’ .

‘saturations’ was recorded and mixed in New Brighton and features several vocal contributions from former L.E.D.s alumnus Miss Mercury.

Blair Parkes is a New Brighton based musician and visual artist with a thirty year career of varied releases including the synth pop of the L.E.D.s, the song-writerly ‘range’, environmental sound art as ‘condensations’, and early flying nun guitar bands ‘all fall down’ and ‘the letter 5’.

Parkes currently plays live around Christchurch with ‘Cardigan Bay’

on “Cardigan Bay” :

“..all the hooks and choruses and heart-melting chord changes you’d want “ – Nick Bollinger, ‘The Sampler “, Radio New Zealand

“‘Cardigan Bay’ is essentially hook-filled alt-pop, with beguiling melodies and rhythms.” – Amanda Mills, New Zealand Musician

listen to ‘saturations’ here