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.

Edit: Danc­ing:

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