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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dark Star Safari: Dark Star Safari

Read "Dark Star Safari" reviewed by John Eyles

The birth of the quartet Dark Star Safari (named after a 2003 Paul Theroux travel book) dates back to a December 2017 session at the Candybomber studio in Berlin, initiated by Swiss drummer Samuel Rohrer who invited along two Norwegians--sampler and keyboardist Jan Bang and guitarist Eivind Aarset--having previously played with them at gigs including Norway's ...

Evan Parker

Read "Evan Parker" reviewed by John Eyles

In his biography of Robert Wyatt, Different Every Time (Serpent's Tail, 2015), author Marcus O'Dair describes Evan Parker as “perhaps the finest British free-jazz saxophonist of his generation." The only words in that phrase that seasoned Parker followers might take issue with are “perhaps," “British" and “free-jazz," preferring just to describe him as the finest improvising ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Songs of Scott Walker (1967-70) at Royal Albert Hall

Read "The Songs of Scott Walker (1967-70) at Royal Albert Hall" reviewed by John Eyles

Scott Walker
Royal Albert Hall
BBC Proms
London
July 25, 2017

Opportunities to hear Scott Walker's music performed in public are few and far between, the last notable events before this one having been at the Barbican theatre in November 2008. Featuring several performers, notably including Damon Albarn and Jarvis ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Scott Walker: Drift

Read "Drift" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Scott Walker Drift 4AD (2006 - distr. distr. Self/Spin-Go) Valutazione: 4 stelle E' cupa, angosciosa e colma di paura, sotterranea e dilaniante la nuova creatura sonora di Scott Walker, lungamente attesa dopo quella gemma scura che è Tilt e che difficilmente si pensava potesse essere resa ancora più nera. Ma l'abisso è qui e hai voglia ad aggrapparti, è di quelli che ti ...