John Shand | Music & Other Spheres Posts

December 9, 2019 / Album Reviews

ANOTHER SUBTLE ATOM BOMB (Bird’s Robe) 7/10 It could count as assault and battery were it happening to any other part of the body than the eardrums. Then, just when you’re considering laying charges, they lull you into forgiveness with a swooning melody such as could only be conceived by…

December 7, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Belvoir, November 20 6/10 Even cute-billed, fluffy ducks do it, so it’s hardly surprising our own more belligerent species suffers bickering rivalries between fathers and sons. Fathers are loath to leave the mating/hunting field to their sons, and the sons, torn between craving approval and wanting to prove themselves better…

December 5, 2019 / Album Reviews

INTUIT (New Lab) 8/10 Like a kid in a candy store, a modern improvising musician is spoilt for choice. The infinite ways of melding composition and improvisation are compounded by infinite possible inputs from the gamut of jazz, classical and the deep pools of music in assorted cultures around the…