One and One
New single by JT+Agnostics

One and One JT+Agnostics single play button

This song is about the inevitable demise of a relationship when one member wants it to be open, and the other doesn’t. Guilt can also have a long period of dormancy and then needing to be assuaged. The lyrics were sparked by an old flame coming up to me at a gig and apologising for her actions of 25 years ago by asking me if I was “doing OK”. John Thomson – vocals and bass, Kat Bayne – backing vocals, Maciek Hrybowicz – guitars and production, Morris Taylor – slide guitar, Bill Forrest – saxophone, Grant Mason – trumpet and Neil Reynolds – drums.

Kanikani Kiwi

Kanikani Kiwi single cover

This is a remix of the song from my album AWA. I had the funky tune in my head for a long time but never a good enough reason to finish it. After seeing a documentary about kiwi birds, it felt a perfect visual match of this lovely flightless, jumping, dancing bird to the odd staccato theme of the tune.

Mr Ponsonby

Mr Ponsonby single cover

Mr Ponsonby shuffles along at a gently brisk pace with precise and fluid guitar lines, a delicate flourish of horns, a woozy solo that never overplays itself and smooth shifts in time signatures.” from Mike Alexander’s review on muzic.net.nz

AWA CD packshot

Latest album release:

AWA

Maciek’s new album, AWA is Inspired by the three rivers that have formed anchors at differing times in his life, the unequaled beauty and nature of Aotearoa New Zealand and indigenous Maōri culture. AWA forms the soundtrack for sensual experiences of this Pacific Island.

Buy AWA CD directly from Maciek

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