Apr
18
2018

Showa 44 album

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KAIHOGYO (Kimnara) 8/10 Showa 44’s Simon Barker and Carl Dewhurst are not just among the world’s finest improvisers, they are also obsessive runners of the barefoot, long-distance variety. This information is far from tangential to their latest offering, because they recorded themselves running in the studio to form a rhythmic bed for two of the […]

Apr
15
2018

Tina Harrod album

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CITY OF LONGING (http://www.tinaharrod.com/) 9/10 This is the album Tina Harrod had in her all along. Here there’s no attempt to be something, whether an r’n’b singer, a jazz singer or anything else. Here she just is. Harrod always had the ability to sing with such conviction as to make listening convulsive, but the good […]

Apr
14
2018

DUSTY RAVENS

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Camelot Lounge, March 29 5.5/10 The dust fell from my ears. The cowboy album that had so excited me was just a recording, after all, and recordings can be manipulated as infinitely as the sun bakes the desert. While Sydney’s Dusty Ravens remain worthy of attention, they have some serious rehearsing to do to approximate […]

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