There are certain points in everyone’s life when they must take stock: weigh-up their impact on the world, consider their contribution to society and look back on those they left in their wake. Fortunately for Baxter Dury these moments of self-reflection not only tend to manifest themselves in tragicomic snapshots, but happily they coincide with making records. Returning with his fourth life ledger  or new album “It’s A Pleasure” if you prefer  a series of conflicted emotions, stark drum beats, comic vignettes and strung out synths come together to present one man’s wry take on the battle with existence. It’s metaphysics meets morose disco. It’s marvellous.

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