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Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra: Into Forever

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Some artists epitomise the times they live in, while others go their own way, standing apart from the herd, ploughing their own furrow. As the self-aggrandising, dishonest and downright greedy seem to gain ever greater prominence in our world, those whose work can provide a few moments of respite, refuge and reflection become more and more ...

Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra: When the World Was One

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Change, or at least an evolution of the Halsall sound, is very much in the air on this wonderful new record.

Credited to Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra there is a feeling of expansion of the musical palette, further steps on a satisfying journey towards the destination identified on 2012's transitional Fletcher Moss Park. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park

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In the small market town of Didsbury, a few miles south of the city of Manchester, lies Fletcher Moss Park. It's a little oasis of exotic greenery that contrasts with the history of the area as a heartland of the Industrial Revolution: it's also a place where trumpeter and composer Matthew Halsall finds comfort and relaxation. ...