David Ellis

Were the press to be taken at face value - always a terrible idea - it would seem only students have financial woes, as if every graduation ceremony involved not only a mortarboard and an awkward stumble across a stage but a cash prize too. If only...
The most poignant moments on this record are also its finest and throughout, the arrangements build magnificently; these are endings to stop conversation and put pauses between breaths.
For a while now, it has become fashionable for restaurants to pare down a menu and offer only one or two ingredients (with beef somewhat monopolising the movement) and bars are beginning to behave the same way (though not so much with the beef).