Mali Mali

Performed in Sofar Auckland

The artist known as Mali Mali makes for inspired, disarming listening. With flowing piano melodies echoing Elliott Smith and delicately constructed layers of texture akin to the post-rock musings of Godspeed You Black Emperor, Mali Mali (real name Ben Tolich) elegantly tows a line between classic pop-songwriting and aural experimentation. Both meditative and confronting, Tolich’s songwriting speaks with poetic and wry aplomb to matters of the head and heart. The 2018 record Azimuth points towards a starry future for Mali Mali.

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