Three shots, taken by Chad Taylor, of Auckland band Ballare, who were one of the new wave of NZ electronica that flourished in the early to mid 1980s. The images were taken in their Eden Terrace practice rooms sometime in ’83.
Their only release was the track Dancing, which appears on the Propeller new artist comp, We’ll Do Our Best, in March, 1983. A kind of cult has grown up – mostly offshore in places like Germany – around that track over the years and the band’s leader, Eric Roulston, has been long talking about a collection of their work. Perhaps….
Somewhere I have an mp3 of Dancing, which I’ll upload to this post when I find it.
In the interim, Eric Roulston is still active, as The Association, on Soundcloud. I’d also recommend this quite lovely track.