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1/2/3/4 — #171 — Dark Mumurations

On A Dark Murmuration of Words, Australian/UK based folk singer Emily Barker searches out the invisible connections that shape a rapidly shifting modern world. Her excellent sixth album is a timely exploration of climate change, racism, sexism, and myths of economic progress through the lens of what it means to return “home.” As well, brilliant new releases from On Diamond, Buddy Glass, Knot and much more….

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Quiet Space — #148 — Wake

The duo Silent Vigils have released the conclusion to their trilogy of albums for Home Normal with ‘Wake’. After the deep monochromatic textures of ‘Fieldem’ and the gradually evolving impressions of hope in ‘Lost Rites’, their latest work is an exceptional celebration of new life and boundless spirit. On this edition a special mix from all 3 albums with focus on Wake, plus solo tracks from James Murray and Stijn Hüwels.

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Quiet Space — #147 — Melatonia

I’ve been championing the music of Pausal for many years. Individually, Alex Smalley has released numerous works under his Olan Mill alias and Simon Bainton has released on Hibernate Records. Their seventh album, Melatonia, was recorded during a period of significant change and upheaval for both members of the band.. As with much of their music, the material here was initially conceived through lengthy improvisation sessions and their intention was to create soundscapes conducive towards relaxation and to assist with rest and sleep. Enjoy this special mix, with a focus on this stunning new album.

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Quiet Space — #145 — Kris Keogh and Endurance

In Autumn is the new collaborative release between Arnhem Land musician and producer Kris Keogh, and Joshua Stefane (Endurance), originally from Ontario, Canada, now based in Nara, Japan. Across four works, Kris Keogh & Endurance marry modular synthesis with Reaktor audio processing to deliver an album of quiet,otherworldly calm – the perfect salve for our disconcerting times.

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Quiet Space — #144 — Echolog

Dreamy electronic music from Stockholm, Sweden on this edition. It’s the latest from Echolog released on the always reliable Polar Seas Recordings label, we’ll also feature some of his earlier works plus exciting sounds from Todd Anderson-Kunert, Phillip Sulidae and more.

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1/2/3/4 — #167 — Turn It On Again!

An episode of welcome returns for some favourite artists. Tinpan Orange are back with their first track in two years. Recorded pre-Covid-19, it’s a catchy earworm with a prescient twist in it’s message. SA’s Tom West returns to Australia from Brooklyn after three years with a stellar new album, it has a mature melancholic twist – incredibly beautiful. Astrid Munday fulfills a promise to her husband – the late great Producer Tony Cohen – with her first release in fourteen years. Plus essential new releases from Grace Turner, Lisa Richards, Thibault and much more…..

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Quiet Space — #143 — Something To Hope For

Our focus on the long-awaited release from Chronovalve on Home Normal. Light is bursting with positivity of spirit and hope, exactly the kind of listening experience we need at the moment. As well, the excellent Quarantine Music ambient series from Jonathan Meiburg (aka Shearwater), Chihei Hatakeyama, Enrico Coniglio & Giulio Aldinucci and Sydney’s Talbert Anthony.

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Quiet Space — #141 — Escapist Pieces for Guitar

D.C.Cross is an incredibly talented musician who transcends genre with a deep love of sound. His most recent album Terabithian is equally parts ambient and Instrumental folk guitar influenced by American Primitive Guitarists, British folk revivalists and 90’s new-age ambient music. These compositions are dubbed “Escapist Pieces for Guitar” and offer solace in dark times.

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Quiet Space — #140 — The Time of Our Summer

Il Tempo Della Nostra Estate is the compelling new full-length album from Italian composer and guitarist Federico Mosconi, a sublime and heady work full of personal warmth and nostalgic introspection, awoken by hazy waves of cyclic summer heat – something to look forward to on these cooler Southern Hemisphere nights. Also from the wonderful Slowcraft label, the latest from multi award-winning film composer Mathieu Karsenti plus Robin Schlochtermeier, Endless Melancholy and more!

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1/2/3/4 — #161 — You Be You

I’m a big fan of This Way North. This duo have been on the road for years, between Australia and Canada, though like all musicians have kept a smaller footprint due to Covid-19. In January this year they recorded some songs in Nashville for their upcoming EP 3. The most recent single, You be You is at its heart celebratory, a salute to honouring and appreciating the differences in relationships, no matter what challenges arise. As well, excellent new tunes from Pop Filter, Andrew Tuttle and Sonic Boom.

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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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