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02:41 PM on 05/24/10
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Gregory Robson
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Great great album & one of my favourite artists. But this entire album is rooted in various African musical heritage rather than Australian Aborigine.

I love how it doesn't matter what sound Rudd takes on during the course of any album, what influence, or how "big" a sound it is, he always retains that pure intimacy throughout his music. I think that's what really gets me, it draws you in in a big way.

Also, for all you roots music fans, Andile Nqubezelo was the drummer for the late Lucky Dube's band. Pretty awesome.

This album is so emotionally charged, with songs like "Love Comes & Goes" about his broken marriage that left him devastated & almost quitting music forever....
Thanks for the ten cents about African sounds. Not too familiar with Aboriginal music. I appreciate the heads up.
03:35 PM on 05/24/10
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Gregory Robson
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No worries mate. There still is pieces of Aborigine influence, & there always will be. But this album was largely created through his travels through Africa with his new band mates. The people, the landscapes, the stories, the sobering emotion.

It's so great to see this album reviewed on this site. Such a huge musical talent of our generation. & I'm not sure if you're aware or not mate, but someone has posted this review on the official Xavier Rudd myspace page. It's how I found it haha.
Must be his publicist. That's what's up.
04:32 AM on 08/25/10
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Gregory Robson
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I don't really like his kind of music but seeing him live at the Falls festival one year (I think 2003 or 2004) was insane!
Thats what most people say about him. Dude is just magnetic.
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