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JS Bach - Die Kunst Der Fuge: Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Reviewed by Catherine Koerner, Readings Hawthorn

French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s solo debut recording for Deutsche Gramophon is also his first recording of the music of J.S. Bach. Aimard is best known for having specialised in interpreting a…

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Devotion: Cheb i Sabbah

Reviewed by Paul Barr, Folk/World Music Buyer, Readings Carlton

This Algerian born DJ and now long-time resident of San Francisco has made a series of albums featuring Indian classical music. This one really hits the spot, because unlike a lot of world-beat album…

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Music Hole: Camille

Reviewed by Sid Grane, Readings Hawthorn

Camille’s third studio album, Music Hole, shows a key turn in her career: it is mostly sung in English. ‘In Music Hole, I tried to mix the storytelling, ‘chansons’ feel from musicals with something m…

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Gurrumul: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

Reviewed by Paul Barr, Folk/World Music Buyer, Readings Carlton

Yunupingu has is a hugely talented indigenous performer and songwriter who has played with some of the best – Yothu Yindi and the Saltwater Band. He has one of the most soulful voices you will ever …

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For Emma Forever Long Ago: Bon Iver

Reviewed by Dave Clarke, Readings Carlton

Bon Iver (aka Justin Vernon) has released a fairly startling and a little spooky debut album. He comes across as a kind of alt-country Antony Hegerty (Antony & the Johnsons), with his high falsetto v…

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Of Milkmaids and Architects: Martha Tilston

Reviewed by Dave Clarke, Readings Carlton

This recent visitor (she was a standout at the Port Fairy Folk Festival) finally gets a local release for an album that is nearly 18 months old. She was immersed in the British folk scene thanks to h…

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Even: Even

Reviewed by James Power, Readings St Kilda

Like a the view from the espy’s bay window with a cold beer or the vibrancy of Brunswick Street with a coffee from Mario’s, Even are a bloody great Melbourne institution we should all enjoy more ofte…

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A head full of rain and a heart full of puddles: Clinkerfield

Reviewed by Peter Spark, Readings Port Melbourne

Heroes of the Melbourne live music scene Clinkerfield have finally put together their first full-length studio album, and it’s been worth the wait. The album captures the rawness of the live shows, b…

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Alas I Cannot Swim: Laura Marling

Reviewed by Dave Clarke, Readings Carlton

A friend who lives in London started telling me about Laura Marling a couple of months ago. I didn’t seek her out, until speaking to this friend recently, when she insisted I track it down. Knowing m…

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In the Moment; Alisdair Fraser and Natalie Hass

Reviewed by Paul Barr, Folk/World Music Buyer, Readings Carlton

This CD come out just before Christmas, but with the flood of great new music released over the month, I’ve just managed to give it a good listen. A couple of customers who really know their Scottish…

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