Author: pimpod

1/2/3/4 — #236 — The Magic of Caelo

Abe Parsons first came to my attention as a part of a wonderful Tasmanian group, Little Island. Formed while in high school, they punched above their weight with some stellar songs. Now Abe returns with an excellent new solo project, Caelo. This nipaluna/Hobart based singer-songwriter, continues to excite with two singles to date. He’s joined by the extremely talented Harry Cook from Melbourne and Liam Judson from the Blue Mountains with outstanding releases. Lots of other essential releases as well on this edition.

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1/2/3/4 — #235 — All That You Can Dream

Grant Lee-Phillips was about to tour his last album when the pandemic hit. After months of waiting, he realized any potential touring options were still on hold for the foreseeable future, he set about penning tracks for his latest, All That You Can Dream. The resulting album’s lyrics are an attempt to make sense of an uncertain, anxiety-riddled time, while coming to terms with the idea that once-unshakeable things now seem fragile or fallible.

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Quiet Space — #203 — Music For Listening

Music For Listening is one of my favourite ambient releases of 2022. Michael Scott Dawson over four months during the pandemic wrote the album, but fleshed it out his guitar lines with  tape loops and manipulations, accompanied by field recordings and spare piano elements. It’s our focus on this edition plus work from Maps and Diagrams, Lydian Dunbar, FernLodge and more. 

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1/2/3/4 — #234 — Haunting Me

On this edition, meet Atlanta-based Neighbor Lady, This quartet deliver  an elegant style of lush and textural guitar pop with touches of country-noir. Songwriter and vocalist Emily Braden says their new record For The Birds is sprinkled with “reverb and magic.” Lots of other magical tracks as well!

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