By John Garratt
If art imitates life, then Live on the Riviera is full of life... the thorny kind.
Even when Albert Ayler was "selling out", his music was tough to swallow. This reissue twofer goes right to the heart of that paradox.
'Dunkirk' Is a Masterpiece of Overwhelming Realism
What's Wrong With Education Today? It's Missing the Monsters
Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet
Tau Cross: Pillar of Fire
Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift in Decorum - Live at the Village Vanguard
Offa Rex: The Queen of Hearts
The Poetry of Heartbreak in 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg'
"Read Only Memories is a bubblegum-happy, brooding and brutal noir about kidnapping, murder, corruption, revenge, and corporate conspiracies.