John Shand | Music & Other Spheres Posts

October 28, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

The Revolution Is Eternal (Vitamin) Here is a innovative sound world that sucks you into the songs and compels you to absorb the words. Instruments billow and wander in and out of focus, while Tina Harrod’s voice slices to the heart of each piece through the clouds of sound. It…

October 22, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Sydney Lyric, October 17 The ’50s had only roared off to rock’n’roll Valhalla a dozen years earlier when Grease first appeared: just the right time-lapse for a spot of nostalgia. Now the ’50s are a fading memory for some and a planet full of aliens for others, so Grease must…

October 21, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

The Stables, October 19 For all the benign serenity of its title John Romerils’s play seethes with the inevitability of its apocalyptic finale. This eight-page monologue delivered by Les Harding is an open wound for the actor to gouge and inflame. Peter Kowitz’s delivery of the speech is so potent…