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Mar
27
2018

Andrew Dickeson with Eric Alexander album

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IS THAT SO? (www.andrewdickeson.com) 7/10 I’d been listening to this for a while, trying to work out what was different. Eventually I turned to the liner notes and press release: it is an all-analogue, all-valve recording, made with the four players in the same room, without headphones. That’s why it sounds different: the connection, the […]

Mar
25
2018

Spyglass Gypsies album

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VOYAGES (spyglassgypsies.com) 7/10 Gypsy music is proliferating like a plague in Australia, the quality swinging between banal and sublime, with both camps including copyists and freer thinkers. That Spyglass Gypsies extricate themselves from the pack is largely thanks to their original songs. These come from all five members, and while each composer has differing quirks […]

Mar
20
2018

Linsey Pollak & Lizzie O’Keefe album

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DANGEROUS SONG BLUE (https://dangeroussong.bandcamp.com/) 8/10 This is different. Usually to be heard playing wind instruments of his own devising, here Linsey Pollak plays the sounds of endangered or extinct aquatic creatures via a digital wind instrument, the sampled sounds now controlled via his breath, lips and fingering. He uses looping to layer some of these […]

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