Mali Mali Kill and Throw (ep) Home Alone Records Ben Tolich has been recording (and touring) as Mali Mali for the last decade. A handful of albums, each its own insular world, each almost impossibly perfect as finite statement – a set of songs that could have been imagined up in isolation without ever hearing […]
Once a month or so I have a chat on RNZ on their Afternoons show with Jesse Mulligan. These things start – randomly and stop in much the same way. I hope to keep doing this. For a while at least. I think I started in December of 2015, so a couple of years into it. […]
Mali Mali Azimuth Home Alone Music Album number three for Ben Tolich – aka Mali Mali – and in that way you’d hope, you’d always want, he continues to grow, to mature, to further dazzle in his quiet, shoe-gazing way. Each new release building on the one previous.
Mali Mali (a.k.a. Ben Tolich) is a songwriter and performer from Auckland, NZ. He’s about to go on tour in support of his new album As A Dog Dreams, his second album following Gather ‘round the Gooseclock (2013) and the Brotherly EP (2010). Here are five albums he’s loving right now… 1 – Damien Jurado, Visions […]
Mali Mali As A Dog Dreams (Independent/Bandcamp) A couple of years ago, a gentle, beguiling, occasionally quirky set of songs found its way into my home and then my heart. I didn’t like the tile of the album, nor the band-name, and that didn’t matter at all – as it shouldn’t when the music is […]
Mali Mali Gather ‘Round The Gooseclock LTPS Music Limited I’m not sold on the band’s name nor the album title but that really doesn’t matter a shower of shit – because I’m totally/utterly sold on the sound. Sweeping and majestic and there’s a touch of David Byrne to the voice and Ben Tolich (Mali Mali) […]