Tag: Album Review

Album review: The Beths – Jump rope gazers

During the six-month recording of this album, Elizabeth Stokes (vocals, guitars), Jonathan Pearce (lead guitar, producer), Benjamin Sinclair (bass) and Tristan Deck (drums) started to think about all the friends that had left their hometown, Auckland, to pursue their passions overseas.  Remaining in touch with mates who’d scattered to the four winds became harder and harder.  The band knows

Ry Cooder – The Prodigal Son (Fantasy Records)

Originally featured at http://www.13thfloor Has one of the greatest guitarists found God or is he just borrowing a pew and a couple of psalm books? At 71, he may be getting on but going backwards to move forward has always been Ry Cooder‘s creative direction. New album The Prodigal Son

Anika Moa – Love in Motion

(Published In Groove Guide May 2010) Before beginning, I must congratulate Moa on her recent marriage to Burlesques artiste Azaria Universe -who, it turns out, was married by the same celebrant as myself. I only mention this because when I heard “I Am the Woman Who Loves You” I immediately understood

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