John Shand | Music & Other Spheres Posts

September 8, 2020 / Album Reviews

THE ICE SIREN (Parade Light) 9/10 “Red roses turn to black. It’s strange how fast they die,” sings Miles Griffith as the protagonist in this modern-day variant on Orpheus and Euridice, the sheer audacity of which is as exhilarating as the music is often chilling. For five years the man…

September 4, 2020 / Features
September 1, 2020 / Album Reviews

THE ANDALUSIAN GUITAR (pacolaraflamenco.com) 8/10 The clap of a pair of hands is all it takes for a flamenco guitar to switch from fieriness to supreme elegance. Paco Lara, a distinguished Spanish guitarist who has recently moved to Australia and who plays with impressive articulation, tends to favour the music’s…