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Claire Cross on the ‘Surface’ project: “Let’s call it a drama”

Claire Cross on the ‘Surface’ project: “Let’s call it a drama”

"We definitely have a sound that draws from heavy rock music and certain aspects from ambient music too. A lot of the pieces on the album have their own characteristic and mood about them; some are definitely more folk sounding, whilst others can be very raw and aggressive, and then others have a sort of ‘chamber ensemble’ sound about them. It’s not a straight-ahead jazz group by any means, but we all have a background in performing as improvisers and exploring various types of jazz that interest us, so this feeds into everything very directly too." Read More »

REVIEW: MFG – Live at the Brisbane Jazz Club

REVIEW: MFG – Live at the Brisbane Jazz Club

"Theirs is one of the rare examples of a tight-knit group of people that have achieved a remarkable level of intense communication, creating a compact sound of extreme density - which is highlighted even more, when they let themselves loose". Read More »

Berardi /Foran/Karlen: Hope In My Pocket

Berardi /Foran/Karlen: Hope In My Pocket

Collectively known as Berardi /Foran/Karlen (BFK), Hope In My Pocket is a musical exploration through the powerful experiences and emotions contained throughout the archived written correspondence of ANZAC history. Read More »

Refraction Trio – As we were

Refraction Trio – As we were

Melbourne-based jazz piano trio Refraction have released their debut album As We Were in March 2015 on independent label Rare Colour Records. Read More »

Rae Howell: “The experience of listening to instrumental music is your own journey”

Rae Howell: “The experience of listening to instrumental music is your own journey”

"There's a lot of freedom working alone, and although the same can be said for working with others, the amount of freedom hinges on whether it's improvised alone or with a group, or if the goal is for it to be through-composed or not, and if that composition is written by myself or collaboratively" Read More »

REVIEW: Gary Daley – Sanctuary

REVIEW: Gary Daley – Sanctuary

"Gary Daley has, across Sanctuary, gone for the primal and the spiritual – the earthy and the ephemeral – in almost equal balance." Read More »

REVIEW: Tim Willis & The End – Night and Day

REVIEW: Tim Willis & The End – Night and Day

Yet, despite the expanded palette of harmonies and timbres afforded by the larger band, Willis keeps a firm hand on the tiller throughout – his characteristic minimalistic and repetitive touches are all here, as well as the timbral and melodic surprises which playfully dent and scratch the sheen of his music. Read More »

Jamie Oehlers: Walking the tightrope

Jamie Oehlers: Walking the tightrope

Jamie Oehlers: "Everything we do is enveloped in the arts, from the music we hear on the radio, the television shows we watch, the community events that draw people together, the phone we put in our hand. Art is all around us and inspires new thought and communication. This is how we create an identity as a national - not through digging up coal." Read More »