Category: Album Reviews

July 28, 2019 / Album Reviews

THE EXOTICA ALBUM (Hubro) 7.5/10 The trick with travelling is to make the journey the adventure, rather than it being the tedium before the destination. This album is one such adventure. In fact there is no destination: just a sonic journey through improbable soundscapes, so it’s like continuously rounding bends…

July 17, 2019 / Album Reviews

ROCK DOG (Earshift) 8.5/10 It comes in waves: troughs of slight respite walled in by rearing crests from which white fragments spray at dangerous velocities. Sometimes Scott McConnachie (alto and sopranino saxophones), Carl Dewhust (guitar) and Simon Barker (drums) invoke all the furies of hell, and the density and intensity…

July 10, 2019 / Album Reviews

ALCHEMY (www.lachyhamilton.com) 7/10 John Sangster did it with Tolkien, Jeremy Rose with The Fatal Shore, and Ellen Kirkwood, Barney McAll and the Allan Browne Quintet have done it with multiple sources. So in using Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist as a fertile launch-pad for his first album, saxophonist Lachy Hamilton joins…