Sep
2
2017

Way Out West

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Sound Lounge, August 12 8/10 This was music as colour: huge splashes and explosive bursts of brightness. The sonic equivalent of Fauvism, if you like. The music of Melbourne’s Way Out West has always been vibrant across its 16 years, but this current version of the band takes that to another level, the combination of […]

Sep
1
2017

Joseph Tawadros & James Tawadros album

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LIVE AT ABBEY ROAD (http://josephtawadros.com/) 9/10 This album contains a new peak in Joseph Tawadros’s career: a free improvisation called Father, Where Art Thou (for his late father). With each listening its effect intensifies, as if it has depths too emotionally profound to absorb on just one hearing. Exquisitely recorded in London’s fabled Abbey Road […]

Aug
27
2017

Janet Seidel – The Girlish Voice is Gone

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The Australian cabaret singer and pianist Janet Seidel died August 7 after succumbing to cancer at the age of 62. Seidel, who released 18 albums across two decades, enjoyed substantial success overseas as well as in Australia. Her trademark was a girlish voice and her ability to blend the ingenue with the sophisticate. While jazzy […]

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