Month: April 2019

Quiet Space — #87 — Josh Mason

Josh Mason is an explorer. His brand of ambient explores personal music — sounds derived from a variety of tools and various processing environments, both analog and digital, that examine themes of family, community, mental health and location.His latest on Florabelle, Coquina Dose is an album of uncommonly intimate gestures and reflections, many of which are inspired by Josh Mason’s lifelong home of Florida—what it means to live there, other people’s perceptions of it, and its unofficial status a “humidity kingdom.”

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1/2/3/4 — #98 — The Maes, Tobias Hengeveld and Cate Le Bon

Plenty of great new music to share on this edition! The Maes are back with an excellent new album which is a return to the sisters’ folk music roots. Gentle, intimate and conversational, the album is an unadorned showcase of Maggie and Elsie’s superb songwriting as well as honest, relaxed and stunning vocal and instrumental performances. As well, Tobias Hengeveld releases his follow up to his fantastic 2014 release, The Daylight Express plus essential new tracks from Cate Le Bon, Doug Tuttle and Esther Rose.

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1/2/3/4 — #97 — The Way of the Wooh Dang

Daniel Norgren is a Swedish songwriter from the tall woods of the northwest of his homeland. His album Wooh Dang, is his first worldwide release and reveals an artist who is skilled at intertwining analog instrumentation, live performance, and rural field recordings. It was recorded with his friends in a 19th-century farmhouse and is a quirky amalgam of blues and folk that generates a homely sensation. Top notch Americana from a non-American. Plus new tracks from Kaurna Cronin and Barbarossa..

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Quiet Space — #86 — The Phonometrician

‘Mnemosyne’ is the debut album from Mexico City based multi-instrumentalist, film composer and sound preservationist Carlos Morales, who creates under the name The Phonometrician. ‘Mnemosyne’ is an album that asks what memories would sound like if they were captured through sound.

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1/2/3/4 — #96 — Arise, Sleeper!

Sleeper enjoyed huge critical and commercial success in the mid 90s as a part of the Britpop era and return after 21 years with a cracking new album The Modern Age. After disbanding in 1998 and vowing to never return, the band got back together with the intention of performing a few shows, but it became apparent that what they really wanted to do was write new music reflecting who they are now and the world we live in. As well great new releases from Jess DeLuca, Laura Stevenson and Vetchinsky Settings.

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