Month: April 2019

Quiet Space — #85 — Folk Songs for Double Bass

On his debut album “Folk Songs for Double Bass”, Neal Heppleston takes a selection of popular folk songs with strong lyrical content, stripping them back to the basic melody to create worlds in which the lyrics live through the instrumentation. With contributions from Jim Ghedi, Sharron Krauss and Nick Jonah Davis, “Folk Songs for Double Bass” transposes traditional folk melodies onto the double bass and created soundscapes around them, building different worlds for them to live in.

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1/2/3/4 — #95 — Sparrow and Swan

Rob Snarski is a storyteller, a velvet-voiced troubadour. Rob has toured the globe with The Blackeyed Susans and as a guest vocalist with The Triffids, he returns with a follow up to his debut solo album, Wounded Bird, with Sparrow and Swan. Yarns about Brisbane cab drivers, football players and their protégés and sightings of Robert Mitchum at Mitcham Station are just some of the wistful tales that lie within. Excellent. Plus the clever twisting post-punky pop of Pinch Points, Monteagle’s ethereal and dreamy reworking of a track from his last album and Lisa Caruso’s new single weilds a ’90s garage attitude with elements of surf and 60s flair.

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Quiet Space — #84 — Nothing Shapes Everything

An On Bast is the moniker of electronic music producer and composer Anna Suda from Wrocław, Poland. Her largely improvised concerts, utilising hardware instruments, hop between melodic techno, experimental and ambient genres. We focus on her excellent release on the Shimmering Moods label.

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Quiet Space — #83 — The Magic of Fabio Orsi

This is a special mix of one of my favourite composers from Italy, Fabio Orsi. Fabio is an electronic musician from Taranto (Southern Italy) specialising in atmospheric drone. In his compositions the languages of popular tradition meet the avantgarde approach. We focus on only some of the great releases from his career, with a look at his latest work, Sterminato Piano.

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1/2/3/4 — #94 — Living The Good Life

Within the broad strokes of Americana music, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife have refined their own palette, expanding on their distinctive alt-country roots, culminating in a body of work that many believe is the band’s finest to date. I can’t wait for their album due in October, You Be The Lightning. Until then, enjoy their new single, Not Like A Brother. As well this episode music from Holiday Ghosts, Cactus Blossoms and Drugdealer.

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