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THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT

A BEARD OF BEES

SUPERIOR VIADUCT


Format: LP
Cata No: SV142
Barcode: 855985006420
In the fertile terrain of New Zealand’s 1980s post-punk
scene, few figures loom as large as the Jefferies brothers.
Graeme Jefferies and Peter Jefferies—the primary forces
behind This Kind Of Punishment—wrote some of the
best music to come out on Flying Nun, Xpressway or
elsewhere. A dizzying mix of pastoral ballads and DIY
experimentation, TKP’s songwriting was at once classic
and acutely raw.
Among This Kind Of Punishment’s myriad recordings,
A Beard Of Bees best outlines the collective vision of the
Jefferies brothers. Their classic second album feels more
meticulous than its predecessor, proffering a grey, near-
Mancunian influence that serves as both touchstone and
springboard for the proceedings. The unique maneuvering
on “Trepidation” is a marvel: guitar sweetness shifting
toward melancholic piano and ending with their combined
shimmer. Conversely, the augmented VU-inspired noise
of “East Meets West” positions itself as the album’s prime
moment of severity, creepily building toward horror-show
screams that inch to a buried, found-sound resolution.
Originally self-released in 1984, A Beard Of Bees has
been out of print for almost 25 years.

Tracks:

1. Prelude
2. From The Diary Of Hermann Doubt
3. The Horrible Tango
4. Trepidation
5. East Meets West
6. Turning To Stone
7. Although They Appear
8. The Sleepwalker
9. An Open Denial

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