Category: Album Reviews – Archive

December 7, 2018 / Album Reviews - Archive

LONDON LIVE (ARC) 8/10 No, I hadn’t heard of Jeff Siegel, either, but the American drummer leads a storming band. This live album was recorded on the last date of a European tour, so the quartet was well primed. Alas the gig was in London on the night of a…

December 4, 2018 / Album Reviews - Archive

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…

November 25, 2018 / Album Reviews - Archive

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…