New Zealand Artist: Gramsci
Paul McLaney's debut album 'Permanence' is the result of a year of self-imposed musical reassessment and experimentation.
After starting his musical career in Dunedin, McLaney released 'Pedestrian' in 1997 and 'The Prayer Engine' in 1998. Now operating under new moniker Gramsci, McLaney has hooked up with local producer David Holmes to create an album that stems from folk rock roots. His sound is reminiscent of early 70's renegade Nick Drake, recent D.I.Y guy David Gray, even a little Brian Ferry, but he also lets technology eat away at the edges, with beeps and loops invading his sound to create a greater sense of space.
Gramsci first debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 4 March 2001 with the album Permanence. There is one entry by Gramsci in the charts.
Chart placings by Gramsci:
||Top 40 Albums
||04 Mar 2001