CD REVIEWS

Grafton Primary – Eon

¬† Eon – Grafton Primary By Chris Peken Pop has eaten itself, regurgitated its meal, and someone is consuming the same meal again. “There’s no future, … Read more

Khancoban – Limbs May Fall

Limbs May Fall – Khancoban by Aidan Roberts This is the debut full-length record for Khancoban, another of Melbourne label Half A Cow’s friendly family … Read more

Monkey – Journey to the West

Journey to the West – Monkey by Aidan Roberts Well, Damon Albarn seems to have found his subject – monkeys. At first I registered confusion … Read more

The Drones – Havilah

Havilah – The Drones By Chris Peken The Drones are one of Australia’s truly important bands, strutting the world stage with confidence and a sense … Read more

The Moffs – The Collection

The Collection – The Moffs By Chris Peken “I don’t like nostalgia unless it’s mine” said Lou Reed. As pop music ages well into its … Read more

Okkervil River – The Stand-Ins

The Stand-Ins – Okkervil River By Aidan Roberts Cheekily titled to carry on the theme of their 2007 indie chart-killer record The Stage Names, … Read more

Asa – Asa

Asa – Asa By Chris Peken Asa has a wonderful back story. Born in Paris, she returned to native Nigeria at the age of two, … Read more

Stereolab – Chemical Chords

Chemical Chords – Stereolab By Chris Peken It has been four long years since Stereolab’s last album, six years since the death of backing singer … Read more

Matmos – Supreme Balloon

Supreme Balloon – Matmos By Aidan Roberts If you can imagine a giant musical robot made entirely of vintage Korg and Yamaha synthesizers, vomiting patch-leads … Read more

Orchestra Baobab – Made in Dakar

Made in Dakar – Orchestra Baobab By Chris Peken Orchestra Baobab are Africa’s answer to the¬†Buena Vista Social Club but oh so much more. … Read more