- Paradise Regained
- NOW that it's done, making a concept album about the Azaria Chamberlain case seems inevitable. And now they've done it, The Paradise Motel seems the inevitable band to make it.
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- Australian Ghost Story
- "Australian Ghost Story‚ÄĚ: it‚Äôs not as if the title of The Paradise Motel‚Äôs first album in over a decade wasn‚Äôt evocative enough. But just to make sure, the album‚Äôs first song sets the scene: ‚ÄúThis happened one evening as a nation lay sleeping,‚ÄĚ whispers Merida Sussex over a skeletal guitar figure. ‚ÄúMaybe we see things / Maybe we dream them.‚ÄĚ It‚Äôs like the opening voiceover to a film, or a play, and for all that it‚Äôs often lazy writing to describe something as ‚Äúcinematic‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúwidescreen‚ÄĚ, they‚Äôre both adjectives that really do apply here, given how atmospheric and narrative-heavy this record is. [Read More...]