Aug
17
2017

Stu Hunter: The Migration

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Q Theatre, July 30 9/10 When Stu Hunter launched his third long-form jazz composition, The Migration, at the 2016 Sydney Festival it was bedevilled by such severe sound problems as thwarted a true evaluation. By contrast the exemplary sound at the Q Theatre allowed everyone in the 10-piece ensemble to be heard with near-perfect clarity. […]

Aug
15
2017

Meg Mac album

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LOW BLOWS (littleBIGMAN) 7.5/10 Her rise from Triple J’s 2014 Unearthed winner to US touring was meteoric, but were any confirmation needed that Meg Mac is the real deal this debut album is it. She has eschewed the surgical layering of sounds in favour of a live-in-the-studio rawness that suits the edge to her voice, […]

Aug
13
2017

Dr G Yunupingu 1971-2017

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  Surely no Australian singer’s voice was ever so consistently described as “angelic”, “serene”, “otherworldly” or “ethereal” as that of Dr G Yunupingu. Certainly his ability to make his voice seem to float, disembodied in the musical ether, was a massive part of its ability to cast a spell that mesmerised people the world over. […]

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