1/2/3/4 — #01 — New Beginnings

Featuring the sweeping orchestral sounds of Cam Butler, driving Tunisian rock from Bargou 8, dreamy electronic pop from Glider Pilots and gorgeous experimental chamber folk from Anna & Elizabeth.


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1/2/3/4 — #43— Gardens, Mangroves and Rivers

An extra tasty 1/2/3/4 with some essential new releases. Haley Heynderickx's debut is already one of my favourites for 2018, with some deft guitar work and imaginative lyrics. How can you not gravitate to an artist who dreamed she was transformed into a feamle Jimi Hendrix at age eleven? Plus folkie Serafina Steer's cracking post punk trio Bas Jan, metaphysical rolling folk from Red River Dialect and the beguiling sounds of Jerry David Deciccia.



1/2/3/4 — #131 — Underneath The Stars, Still Waiting

Vetchinsky Settings is the project of two artists who have created so many favourite records that reside in my collection. Vocalist James Hackett fronted The Orchids who shot to prominence with essential indiepop releases on Bristol label Sarah Records (The Orchids are still playing together) and multi-instrumentalist Mark Tranmer, creating incredibly gorgeous music as Gnac and with Montgolfier Brothers and Wingdisk. Their debut album, Underneath The Stars, Still Waiting, is emotive, atmospheric and incredibly cinematic. As well, debuts from Keeley Forsyth and Fran, plus Emily Barker returns home from the UK for a series of shows and a great new album in Shadow Box.

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Quiet Space — #118 — Beautiful Isles

On this episode of the Quiet Space, rugged coastlines and majestic isles are the source of inspiration. We focus on Andrew Tasselmyer’s latest release for Shimmering Moods, using source recordings from Taiwan as the starting point for his beguiling compositions. As well, two of my favourite New Zealand artists – Antony Milton’s Tapes Punakaiki, recorded in a small beach town on the wild and rugged West Coast of the Sth Island of New Zealand in 2006 and an all time favourite from Roy Montgomery – Scenes From The South Island. This has been lovingly reissued on Grouper’s Yellow Electric imprint. Essential! We round our this episode with Italian composer, Carlo Giustini.

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