Here in New Zealand it's Sunday night, a time to take stock of the week that's gone, with the sun, west. What has occupied the turntable?
Roy Harper: Born in Captivity - originally the demo for 'Work of Heart' it has an endearing spareness that is almost Protestant;
The Church: Starfish - apart from Dead Can Dance, my favourite Australian band, with a driving refinement: nothing rough, nothing unconsidered, but still bloody - just bloody;
Richard Clapton: Goodbye Tiger - another Australian with a colonial nostalgia for better days: Southern Comfort without the comfort;
Roger Quilter: Songs (Benjamin Luxon, baritone/David Willison, piano) - delightfully minor yet impeccable settings of poems by Herrick, Waller, Shelley, Blake and Tennyson: enticing as a sepia portrait of an unknown woman;
The Comsat Angels: Sleep No More - because we all need to pretend to be young, brash, yet sorry for ourselves once more, just once more, just once....
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'No city or monument is much more than 5,000 years old. Only about seventy lifetimes, of seventy years, have been lived end to end since civilization began.' - Ronald Wright