Published Jun 05, 2012As kiwipop fanatics may know, obscuro Flying Nun group the Max Block released a sole twelve-inch in the mid-'80s before members Maryrose and Brian Crook moved on to the Renderers. Before hanging up the towel on the Max Block project, however, they recorded another EP that never saw the light of day. Now, the Siltbreeze label has announced plans to release the group's full discography.
The release is called Air Ache in the Belly of the Leech and will be available on July 31. The 15-song release includes the Max Block's self-titled debut and their unreleased tracks. As Siltbreez explains, "the Max Block pushed different boundaries than other active Christchurch bands at the time; they came out slinging a brain-splattering goo of art-spaced, Pere-Ubu-seared cerebellum, and frenetic, Mars-fried medula oblongata."
Air Ache will be available digitally on July 31. It will be also pressed to vinyl, but that edition will be limited to 500 copies, so it would be wise to keep an eye out for a pre-order.
Air Ache in the Belly of the Leech:
1. Burn David Burn
2. It Came In A Can
3. Black Fish
4. Sonic Blur
6. Psychic Discharge
7. Shaking with Mother
8. Johnny Mnemonic
9. Leprosies Leftovers
10. The Young Mussolini
11. The Oldest Lies (live)
12. The 13th Woman / Different Air (live)
13. (What I've Heard of) Wyoming
14. Dark Continent
15. Establish an Order