[ Drag City / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 15 June 2018
"So many intricate ideas here, so beautifully done." - The Guardian
A collaboration with early music scholar David McGuinness and electronic sonologist Amble Skuse, What News is Roberts' fourth album of entirely traditional material.
Ali sings some of his sweetest/deepest vocals ever atop David McGuinness' assembled keys: an 1844 grand pianoforte, a "Mozart-style" forte piano, and a century-old Dulcitone. Amble Skuse's electronics keep the 21st century in the picture.
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