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Gotye gets back to Basics

Four months ago, the musician Wally De Backer, known the world over as Gotye, moved from Melbourne to New York, leaving his family and his friends, his studio on the Mornington Peninsula and his collection of rare and interestingly broken instruments. You could say he left his band, the Basics, but that happened long ago. You could say that he left them but he never will.

Andrew Purcell

I am a British freelance journalist based in New York. My principal clients are the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), the Sunday Herald (Scotland), the Guardian (UK) and BBC World Service radio. For a complete list of contents, click here. Twitter: @andrewpurcellny

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