Rocket Into Nothing
2011 album from the New Zealand Indie outfit. Over the past two decades, The Renderers have crafted half a dozen albums of intimate Psychedelia infused with Americana and Noise. A Rocket Into Nothing is another extraordinary display of Brian and Maryrose Crook's talent as songwriters and sound sculptors. The Renderers are still as essential a piece of the diverse New Zealand indie rock puzzle as they were on their first Flying Nun album. Crafted during the series of earthquakes that hit the country in 2011, a Rocket Into Nothing seethes with the anxiety born of life-threatening experiences. At any point, close listening reveals unexpected textures and tectonic shifts hidden just below the surface. More successfully than on any previous release, the band balances detail-oriented and spontaneous songwriting and recording techniques. Uncertainty plays a key role.