Apr
29
2017

Yeshe album

Yeshe res

WOVEN (World Citizen) 7/10 Yeshe Reiners eschews extravagant musical gestures in favour of compressed melodies, repetitive rhythms and nuanced textures. This five-track EP epitomises his capacity to make so much out of so little. His songs are really hypnotic musical settings for half-spoken poetry laced with a refrain. My Further Shore was written with Harry […]

Apr
28
2017

Talk

Talk res

Drama Theatre, April 7 (until May 20) 5/10 Imagine finishing a play partially about truth in the media just as the Trump regime begins unleashing its deluge of lies. Jonathan Biggins must have wondered whether to laugh or cry. As timely as his premise and its implicit questions are, the play feels like an extravagantly […]

Apr
23
2017

Daniel Weltlinger album

samor res

SAMOREAU (Rectify Records) 8.5/10 This album is often so swollen with beauty it is like time-lapse photography of tulips blooming. The final instalment of Daniel Weltlinger’s trilogy paying homage to Django Reinhardt, it consists of Weltlinger’s own compositions – from lilting waltzes to surging swing – played with a band including his long-term collaborator Lulo […]

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