According to the press notes for Josh Pyke’s latest release, “Creativity isn’t bound by physical laws of nature and science”. That’s a pretty lofty thought to attach to a record. And it opens Pyke up to any critics who take joy in taking shots at such grand ideas. The good news is, as good an ear as Pyke has for melody, his knack for lyrics and turning a phrase might be even more honed. But For All These Shrinking Hearts is a series of dense, rich tales, expertly told.
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