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Dec
4
2018

Ivona Rose

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SO MODERN (Foghorn) 7/10 You hear the assortment of musical influences remotely, as if they are in the next room. In the foreground is a voice as both a singer and songwriter that sounds like no one else. Perhaps partly it is Ivona Rose’s Polish background adding a layer of sepia-tinted Euro nostalgia to the […]

Nov
25
2018

The Palm Wine Ambassadors

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SHADY CABAL (azobell.bandcamp.com) 7.5/10 Is there a sound closer to heaven than the kora? More than any other instrument it defines the texture of Byron Bay’s Palm Wine Ambassadors, with its ability to drape melody across rhythm in such a way that the harder lines of the groove become shrouded in its own celestial beauty. […]

Nov
22
2018

Phillip Johnston

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THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (Asynchronous) 7.5/10 If you’ve seen the film, to hear the music is to have the magical images once more dancing before your eyes. The Adventures of Prince Achmed is Phillip Johnston’s score for the revolutionary silent feature film of that name made in 1926 by Lotte Reiniger, which brings tales […]

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