Month: December 2017

1/2/3/4 — #35 — Summery Sounds Abound

This is an edition of summery jams best served LOUD. Wind down the car windows and share these excellent tunes with those around you – the sounds of Geowulf, Victory Lap and Jonathan Wilson. We showcase some wonderful music from Brazil and Morocco plus the return of The East Pointers, a Canadian band who love chasing the summer sun. They are currently touring extensively around the country with a new album, What We Leave Behind.

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Quiet Space — #33 — Travels Through Iceland

Gail Priest is a composer from Sydney making experimental sound and electronic music that explores the interaction of the figurative and the abstract, the machinic and the organic, the sensual and the brutal. She travelled to Iceland as a part of a residency and has created a stunning collection of work called Heraclitus in Iceland. The compositions are based on field recordings in and around the industrial fishing village of Olafsfjordur – water and wind dominate but they are met head on with metal, reflecting the industrial clamour and the toughness required to survive in this harsh environment. It’s a stunning engaging collection that deserves your attention.
are far from pastoral meditations on idyllic landscapes.

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1/2/3/4 — #33 — The Powerful Songs of Stella Donnelly

Stella Donnelly has had a sensational 2017. Releasing her Thrush Metal EP on a small-run cassette, with a goofy self portrait downing a plate of spaghetti, doesn’t give any indication of the powerful and important songs that lie within. Her reputation has grown and she has just won Triple J Unearthed’s Artist of the Year. I caught up with Stella a few months ago at Waverock Weekender and we chat about gender equality, her incredible songs and what the future holds in store for her. As well, another brilliant young artist, Angie McMahon, releases her new single plus a focus on 2 stellar artists soon to tour – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba.

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