Stef Animal

Dunedin based musician Stef Animal (of Wellington ‘shoegaze’/ noise-pop band The Golden Awesome) has released her first solo album. “Top Gear” is a concept album of fifteen tracks of op-shop mysticism, each conceived and recorded in one session, and each made using a different piece of obsolete or unfashionable music equipment, resulting in a collection of lo-fi epic miniatures.

Even if you didn’t grow up with Atari video games, have no idea what Acorn and Commodore computers are or what acronyms like PCM and MIDI mean, you’ll still find the intricate universe of sound represented on “Top Gear” to be full of adventure, mystery, melancholy and wonder.

Here’s Stef’s video introduction to this world: