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Australian HIFI - - ROCK ON -

An­other thrilling set of iPad super son­ics from the an­i­mated Mr Al­burn and friends, loaded with more guest spots than ever—22 in all, in­clud­ing the deluxe bonus disc. Yet they don’t dom­i­nate, in­deed Da­mon de­liv­ers deep into many songs be­fore pass­ing the mic; both Carly Si­mon and Grace Jones wait in the wings un­til their re­spec­tive middle eights be­fore bust­ing out over the beats, Ms Si­mon the more anachro­nis­tic, her hon­eyed tones float­ing like oil on a wide river of deep dub and vinyl crackle, whereas the mag­nif­i­cent Jones takes im­me­di­ate com­mand, her first four syl­la­bles suf­fi­cient to stamp her hall­mark even while Al­burn de­liv­ers an amaz­ing vo­cal him­self; at the close they co­in­cide, and it’s in­tox­i­cat­ing. The high­light, sans guest, is the tragi-beau­ti­ful Busted and Blue, which might make a bet­ter Roger Wa­ters track than any­thing on his own of­fer­ing.

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