Month: February 2018

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.

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1/2/3/4 — #42 — Meet Mista Savona

Australia’s leading reggae and dancehall producer and accomplished pianist, Mista Savona (aka Jake Savona), has gathered some of Cuba and Jamaica’s most influential musicians in the one recording studio to create a world first album, HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON. He’s our guest on this edition of 1/2/3/4, chatting about the project which for the first time brings together Jamaican soundsystem and bass culture together with Cuba’s electrifying and virtuosic Afro-Cuban and jazz traditions.

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Quiet Space — #39 — Perpetual Journey

Strië is Polish composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Olga Wojciechowska. On previous outings as Strië, Olga remained anonymous. Her music has been described as “an intoxicating ascent into the upper atmosphere and beyond”. I think that describes her work perfectly. As well, A Lily’s calm and gentle Ten Drones On Cassette and the mysterious electroacoustic worlds of Berber Ox.

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1/2/3/4 — #41 — Every 1’s A Winner

Ty Segall has for ten years been crafting a raft of excellent releases, mining psych rock and morphing it into his own genre. His latest release, Freedom’s Goblin is chock full of nuggets that will have you grinning from ear to ear. It’s a triumphant thumbs up from Pimpod HQ for his fuzz laden cover of Hot Chocolate’s Every 1’s A Winner. As well, the return of Merpire, who moved from Sydney to Melbourne after a huge 2017, her latest Hauntways is a catchy slice of synth pop. Plus Welsh label Cae Gwyn celebrate ten years of fantastic releases.

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