Category: Album Reviews – Archive

January 5, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

A FRUITFUL HARVEST (michaelgordon.bandcamp.com) 6/10 What do one of the greatest philosophers of the last 200 years and the most incendiary musician Australia has ever produced have in common? They are both inspirations for Michael Gordon’s debut album as leader. In the liner-notes the Sydney saxophonist/composer provides quotes from Friedrich…

January 1, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

CAFE GRAND ABYSS (ReR Megacorp) 9/10 Of all the many wonders of free improvisation, perhaps the most extraordinary is the way the music places itself beyond the confines of time. This happens both in the moment of creation, and, if recorded, on playback. Transient time, as we know it, ceases…

December 23, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

SUMMIT OVER (Earshift) 7/10 There’s nothing like new sounds to keep the ears young. Yes, you hear a wild spray of reference points in the music made by Sydney trio Holopeak on this debut album, but the totality of what they’re doing is unique. Having met when studying jazz at…