Category: Album Reviews – Archive

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…

November 22, 2018 / Album Reviews - Archive

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…

November 21, 2018 / Album Reviews - Archive

GRATITUDE AND GRIEF (Kin/Universal) 8/10 The dichotomy could not be wider, and yet it is exactly this that makes the album work so well. Firstly Michael Leunig reads one of his picture-of-innocence, charm-laden, spell-casting poems in his uniquely lugubrious way, and then that same poem is set to music and…