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Dean Roberts: Lost City Rambler

Rob Young, The Wire, April 2004

"I LIKE TO get songs to find their place in the air and sort of float there," says Dean Roberts, who began his career in his native New Zealand in the groups Thela and, later, White Winged Moth, where the larval flutterings of his current sound began to pupate. The lepidopteric moniker holds good across Roberts's subsequent manoeuvres, for his stylistic trait is a feather-light take on free rock.

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