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August 2015 NOVA Magazine
Young Texan soul stirrer, Leon Bridges,
has produced a debut album that
transports you to a time that exists in
black and white, where needles settle
into grooves, love blossoms under starry
skies and there is nothing else more
important or captivating as the sparkle in
your lover’s eyes.
With his vintage clothing, retro
recording style and a voice coated with a
liberal dose of Sam Cooke honey sweetness,
this is nostalgia at its most touching.
The 10 taut, ear-pricking songs on this
album are lessons in genuine homage,
as they combine a marvellous mix of
melodrama and stormy romance with an
assurance and legitimacy of delivery that
surprises given the age of the man and the
era in which he lives.
Generally falling into the soul-baring
ballad area, Bridges has an exceptional
ability to deliver just enough to make you
feel the sadness or the joy and then pull
you back from the flame – more Gaye
When the band rocks, they simply shift
into second gear, fast enough to raise the
pulse a beat or two but not enough to
raise a sweat, so that Twistin And Groovin’
and Smooth Sailin’ tantalise and tease
rather than insist.
As dance numbers, they politely ask
you to join them on the floor with a warm
smile that you simply can’t resist.
This is great stuff. Bridges can deliver
with equal parts vulnerability and class
and he’s got a great band to help him do
it – the arrangements are precise and
the support playing crisp, sharp and with
enough head turning moments to keep
things constantly interesting.
Dim the lights, lower the turntable arm
and soak it up.
One sweet smooth ride.
Jaakko Eino Kalevi
Jaakko Eino Kalevi
A former Helsinki tram driver, Kalevi
began his career the DIY way –
independent releases, low budget
recording and an economic use of the
tools at hand.
This self-titled album, though not his
first, can be considered a debut in that
he has now reached a point where his
sound has been refined to how he wants
to present himself, with all the loose ends
trimmed and snipped.
What that sound is defies easy
pigeonholing but, suffice to say, it’s wispy,
cool bordering on chilly, and evocative of
wide open spaces.
Much like the view from his tram, one
There are some nice touches in the
arrangements, with synthesised bubbles
and intriguing keyboard and guitar lines
providing some hallucinatory colour
to the rhythmic beats that hold the
Insidious melodies and succinct lyrics
abound, particularly on the rippling Say
and the fresh and sharp Mind Like Muscle,
and there’s no shortage of hummable
melodies to stay in your head.
There’s something very likeable
about this album – it’s a bit dreamy
and light, like a cloud nudged forward
by Kalezi’s breathy vocals and quietly
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MINDFULNESS FOR DAILY LIVING with
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August 23 (Sun)
TAPPING TECHNIQUE. Learn
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applied. Contact Peter Graham (08) 9487
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August 23 (Sun)
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE COURSE
16 hours for everybody. 12 .30 -4.30
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August 29-30 (Sat & Sun)
WORKSHOP with Lutz and Sally
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August 29 (Sat)
LIVING WITH POWER and spiritual
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“bio spiritual energy systems”, a scientific
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and why you may be losing energy. This is
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Sept 1 (Tues)
KINESIOLOGY COLLEGE OPEN DAY.
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BALI RETREAT: Yoga, Raw Food,
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AWAKENED LIVING. Thursday
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Kelmscott. Practice present moment
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Contact Sa & Claudio awake@
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THE SACRED INDIA GALLERY - a
fascinating journey to spiritual India.
Swan Valley, WA. Incredible artwork
and cultural displays. Free guided
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Oct 3 (Sat)
KUNDALINI & ASCENSION – 1 Day
Seminar ‘A Practical Guide to the Greater
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AUD Location: U WA Crawley Campus.
Oct 18 (Sun)
HOT STONE MASSAGE COURSE.
Covers full body massage, reflexology,
acupressure, placement and knowledge
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years teaching experience. Private tuition
also available. Call 0414 408 541.
November 21-22 (Sat & Sun)
UNLEASHING YOUR CREATIVITY with
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