Month: May 2019

1/2/3/4 — #102 — Billy Boy and Silly Girls

Kate Burke and Luke Plumb share a love for 1970s Irish folk revival music, having obsessively absorbed the music of the era – in particular Planxty’s revolutionary treatments of traditional songs. Kate & Luke now bring their formidable instrumental skills, strong vocals and creative minds to making groove-based, complex interpretations of traditional song on their self-titled debut album. Also, the brilliant new single from Melbourne songwriter and in demand talent, Clio, ‘Silly Girls’ is an ode to all women who have been made to feel undermined. Plus much more…

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1/2/3/4 — #101 — Winter Blues

Seven amazing women songwriters featured on this edition of 1/2/3/4 including the gorgeously melancholic title track from Emma Russack’s upcoming (can’t wait!) album, powerhouse vocalist Dana Gehrman with her boogie infused rock and one of this year’s essential releases from BATTS.

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Quiet Space — #92 – Melquíades

Melquíades is the solo project of Carlos Perea-Milla, who runs the Canigou, an Independent cassette label based between South East London and Málaga. Starting with acoustic instrumentation – flute, cello, piano – a touch of electric guitar – the music is processed and blended into a sun-drenched ambient blissful experience, with a touch of tape warp to create an engaging listen from start to finish. One of my favourite releases of the year so far! It’s our focus on this episode plus Thomas William Hill, Altars Altars and more.

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Quiet Space — #91 – Luke Sanger – Ancient Pathways (Premiere)

I’m very happy to premiere the new release from Luke Sanger, a musician from the UK who has been writing and performing electronic music for fifteen years. On Ancient Pathways, Luke turns to his modular synthesiser as the sole source of sound and arrangement. Luke coaxes delicate and intriguing tones and textures from his setup, it’s a gorgeously warm collection of percolating sounds perfect for helping you relax. Coming out this week on the ever reliable Serein label.

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Quiet Space — #90 – The Prowess of Western Edges

Our focus on this episode is on Western Edges, the new ambient/electronic solo project of Richard Adams, founder member, alongside his brother Chris, of the legendary Leeds band Hood. Since Hood went on hiatus in 2005, Richard Adams has recorded his music under the moniker of The Declining Winter, either solo or with help of friends. Prowess is made up of eight electronic tracks, of blissful ambience and shimmering electronics. These tracks were made to soundtrack the feelings Richard Adams had about the area where he lives in Saltaire, West Yorkshire and the Aire valley, while each one was inspired by a different photograph of the area.

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