From the Go-Betweens to substantial solo splendour!
In full, this concert is called: 'An Evening With Robert Forster – acoustic, featuring Karin Baeumler on violin’.
Australia’s Robert Forster is frugal with the release of new music. There were four years between Songs To Play (2015) and his new CD Inferno again. Inferno was recorded in Berlin with producer Victor Van Vugt, it contains nine tracks and lasts barely 35 minutes. But those tracks really are spot on. This leader of the legendary The Go-Betweens is the Bob Dylan/Lou Reed-combination of the antipodes. Literary and accessible at the same time. He wrote one of the best books of recent years with Grant & I and he delivers one of the best albums of 2019 with Inferno. Robert Forster is a phenomenon.
For fans of Thé Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Pixies...
In the press Knack Focus: '4*...capabele omgang met woorden... steevast substantieel en elegant... schalks...'
Mojo magazine: '4*... deeply crafted seventh solo album achieves big things in modest ways... Forster's familiar, fine-grained tones savour every word, alert to the quirk and seriousness of life.'
Fun fact From Mojo: 'He only records when he's ready, and has enjoyed a sideline in prize-winning music journalism.'