Month: August 2018

1/2/3/4 — #63 — Warnings and Chances

Australia’s hard hitting Hammond Organ trio Cookin’ On 3 Burners kick off with a blast of soul featuring the killer vocals of Kaiit. As well the debut single from You Tell Me, combining Peter Brewis (Field Music) with Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow); Josh Rennie-Hynes goes electric with his latest single Amber Rose; another great young Australian female singer/songwriter – from WA, Grace Armstrong and traditional folk with a modern twist from Rachel McShane and The Cartographers.

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1/2/3/4 — #62 — Glam Jams and Bespoke Folk

Want some excellent new music? This episode is chock full of some of my favourites at the moment. A new generation of Jam Bands are coming through with New Jersey’s Garcia Peoples leading the way, in my ears, just good old rock and roll! Plus the dreamy harmonies and reverebed melodies of Portlad’s The Tamed West, wistful adventurous from Sydney’s Bonniesongs, progessive soul/jazz/funk from Melbourne’s WVR BVBY and the beguiling folk of NZ’s Holly Arrowsmith (pictured) are just some of the treats you need to hear.

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Quiet Space — #59 — Tinderbox

Featuring the work of guitarist John Encarnacao, with his trio Espadrille. Tinderbox is an album soaked in the heat haze of the Australian summer, played with great restraint by three musicians responding to both the requirements of a compositional frame and each other in the moment. As well, the hypnotic debut from Ezra Feiberg – Pentimento and Others will be a Quiet Space favourite this year and Aaron Martin returns with yet another gorgeous collection of string drones.

We’re featuring an excellent new work from guitarist John Encarnacao, who created an aleatoric score for the play Tinderbox written by Alana Valentine and directed by Zoë Carides for Darlinghurst Theatre. It was performed live in the studio by improvising trio Espadrille. , played with great restraint by three musicians responding to both the requirements of a compositional frame and each other in the moment.

As well, the excellent debut release from Ezra Feinberg, a mixture of minimal classical works and West African Guitar Music and Aaron Martin’s new work – a collaboration with visual artist Yusuf Sevinçli.

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