Month: June 2020

Quiet Space — #138 — Havenaire

Havenaire is the ambient project of John Roger Olsson from Stockholm, Sweden. Beautifully detailed, emotive synth pulses pull you in an play with your senses. His latest, Movement, on the excellent Polar Seas Recordings, is one of this year’s essential works.

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1/2/3/4 — #159 — The Big Pop Heart of DC Cardwell

I’ve never met DC Cardwell, but through listening to his hook laden, catchy pop songs, I know we’d be talking for hours and hours. There is a wonderful distillation of melodic guitar pop from the ages compressed into his music that will have you humming for days. Born in Northern Ireland and now based in glorious Tassie, he’s back with a cracking new album Crystal Set – all the instruments played by either himself or his son Samuel.

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1/2/3/4 — #158 — Soul Service

Memphis based Tony Holiday came to international attention with his 2019 VizzTone release, the star-studded PORCH SESSIONS, in which he established himself as a top-notch harmonica player and producer of modern field recordings. With SOUL SERVICE, Holiday also proves to be a powerful, soulful singer, and a songwriter of smart, moving roots music songs that expand his palette beyond blues to show his diverse influences.

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1/2/3/4 — #157 — That’s Why We’re Running Away

Roadside Graves have carved out a small and strange piece of musical territory over the course of nearly 20 years together. On That’s Why We’re Running Away, the group has created a cycle of songs about acceptance – the struggle to accept defeat, and whether to give up peacefully.

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