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Dec
18
2016

Archie Roach album

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LET LOVE RULE (Liberation Music) 8/10 Countless songwriters use adversity as a catalyst for composing, even subconsciously wallowing in it because they can’t write without it. Archie Roach is one of the rare birds in this business to treat adversity as a challenge to be transcended. In Roach’s scheme it is not enough just to […]

Dec
15
2016

Lolo Lovina album

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RROMANTICS (lololovina.wordpress.com) Three-point-five stars Lolo Lovina makes music that seems to come from an imaginary land nestled in the Balkans, yet somehow sunnier. Basically the band lets its Australianness colour its take on Romani (sometimes “Rromani”) music by infusing it with a host of parallel influences. Were it not done so well it would merely […]

Dec
14
2016

Azo Bell album

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AIRBORNE (azobell.bandcamp.com/) 8/10 The term “elite” has been hijacked by the lunar right to have pejorative connotations in all areas except sport, when obviously excellence should be celebrated in all its guises. Take Azo Bell, who represents the pinnacle of ukulele playing in Australia. This century has seen an explosion of interest in the miniature […]

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