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J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

Reviewed by Richard Mohr

If you thought you there were enough Goldbergs or that Gould, Tureck or Schiff couldn’t be matched, think again! The debut CD of this young American pianist has caused a sensation in the US, for the …

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So Many Nights

Reviewed by James Power

Australia’s favourite festival party band return from the studios of Miami with another album sure to get a spin at your summer bashes. Although their third album includes a few more slower numbers (…

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The Adversary

Reviewed by Paul Landymore

With a plethora of ‘same same’ crime thrillers each month, it’s always pleasant to come across a book with a fresh setting. I’ll admit that I missed Walters' debut book featuring Inspector Nergui, Th

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The Stone Gods

Reviewed by Emily Harms

The Stone Gods is set in an apocalyptic near-future that is a direct result of the forces of desolation. On one level it is a philosophical piece of science fiction based on a love story between Bill…

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The President’s Last Love

Reviewed by Huw Murdoch

Sergei Pavlovich Bunin, a Ukranian, lives in the futuristic world of 2015 – and is president of the Ukranian Republic. Some weird things are going on in his life: his heart transplant is causing odd …

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The Emergence of Memory

Reviewed by Martin Shaw

Long-time readers of this august publication will know that in the mid-nineties I was already raving about W.G. Sebald (The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo), for I already had the feeling the…

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Night Falls Over Kortedala

Reviewed by Andrew Cornish

Oh Jens, you unrepentant romantic you! My favourite Swedish crooner is back, falling in love with a new girl every song. Night Falls Over Kortadela is an excellent rebound after his somewhat disappoi…

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Marry Me

Reviewed by Declan Murphy

Annie Clark is clearly a very talented woman. Having been the resident guitarist for Sufjan Stevens and the Polyphonic Spree she has now embarked on a solo career under the guise of St Vincent and pr…

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White Chalk

Reviewed by Mark Azzopardi

For her new album White Chalk, P.J. Harvey offers us a totally different listening experience. With less emphasis on guitar-driven songs, Harvey, aided by producers Flood and John Parrish, and The Di…

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Verdi: La Traviata

Reviewed by Phil Richards

Missing from the catalogue for a while, it’s very nice to have this version around again. Contrubas is very moving as Violetta and Domingo is all grace in his duets with Violetta. Kleiber’s strong an…

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