solo alias of craig houghton (ride on estrada), who’s released a couple very lo-key, melodic, and occassionally country-tinged albums on the small stinkbuzz inprint, specifically in short-order lathe-cut runs. i ran into craig travelling to sonic youths’ fantastic 2004 gig in auckland, and on arrival back in christchurch discovered his 2nd album, the moody songs from a dead house is a charming album of guitar-murmurs and down-beat vocals, with opener ‘new years day’ being a particular stand-out.
picks in bold
- somewhere on a crooked road [2002 stinkbuzz]
- songs from a dead house lathe-cut [2004 stinkbuzz SBLP001] rn