Richard is an adventurous and meticulous pop craftsman, and the EP bears witness to his talent. Richly detailed, hook-filled, melodic and bursting with energy, the five tracks are all different, and all excellent. We had a debate around the office about which song was best, and decided that we couldn't decide. So we embedded the entire EP. We would be remiss if we didn't mention that if you go to the Bandcamp link you will note that the EP is available for a digital download at 'name your price'. Those of you at the head of the class will know that means you can get it free, but Richard and Trace Records can more easily provide great music if you give them a few dollars. And then you can tell all your friends that you just went shopping in New Zealand and bought some cool music. A person could get lucky with a line like that.
One further note is that the excellent New Zealand music blog Pop Lib (link) is highlighting a New Zealand band every day this month, so we suggest that you check it out every few days to find new music. We certainly intend to do so.
Bandcamp for Plasticine
Trace Records page for Asta Rangu