Record of the week
An intimate, and life-affirming return from the ex-Go-Between. An album made with his family, in the wake of a cancer diagnosis for his wife. Balancing the understated, alongside a melodically direct approach, that makes the Candle and the Flame one of his best.
The Candle And The Flame consists of 9 songs written by Robert. Produced by Robert, Karin Bäumler and Louis Forster (The Goon Sax), the album was mixed by Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey) and features former Go-Betweens and Warm Nights bass player Adele Pickvance as well as Scott Bromiley and Luke McDonald (The John Steele Singers), who worked on Robert's Inferno and Songs To Play albums.