Category: Album Reviews

April 1, 2021 / Album Reviews

TREADING WATER (Earshift) 7/10 You relax into this music like it’s going to being a sonic hammock, and then out of nowhere, it smacks you on the jaw. The Avegicos brothers – trumpeter Tom and saxophonist Michael – have become pervasive in Sydney jazz circles over the last few years,…

March 23, 2021 / Album Reviews

TIMESLIPS (www.tangentsmusic.com) 7.5/10 Picture a narrow passage with six doors. The first is marked Exaptation, and as you remember the meaning – something acquiring functions for which it was not intended – the door springs open, and you’re sucked inside a sound world where organic and robotic elements cohabit with…

March 15, 2021 / Album Reviews

ZATOCZKA (Fat Rain/Trailblazer) 9/10 There’s a particular melancholy that can hang in the air like mist; that you feel entering through your pores more than your ears; a soft, communal sadness that speaks of the ages. You hear it when contralto Deborah Kayser sings Keep Safe and Warm (from Roman…