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Quiet Space — #120 — Ecovillage

Emil Holmstrom and Peter Wikstrom have been working on different music projects together since 2001, but in 2006 after a 3 months journey around south asia they found some otherworldly inspiration to create The Ecovillage project. Our focus is on their seventh release, Arrived and it’s one they say is the first album they have made that is a personal concept album and their most mentally challenging one to create.

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1/2/3/4 — #136 — Tried So Hard

Perseverance. Patience. These are essential tools in any musician’s survival kit. Anna Cordell knows these disciplines all too well. It’s been a long time coming for her debut album and it’s a gem. I feature my favourite track which is already in running for a favourite for this year! She plays tender yet deceptively complex folk music heightened by her penchant for the minor key. As well, a stunning new release from Ryan Power, sparse melancholic electronic folk from Keeley Forsyth and the return of the Gadflys!

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1/2/3/4 — #131 — Underneath The Stars, Still Waiting

Vetchinsky Settings is the project of two artists who have created so many favourite records that reside in my collection. Vocalist James Hackett fronted The Orchids who shot to prominence with essential indiepop releases on Bristol label Sarah Records (The Orchids are still playing together) and multi-instrumentalist Mark Tranmer, creating incredibly gorgeous music as Gnac and with Montgolfier Brothers and Wingdisk. Their debut album, Underneath The Stars, Still Waiting, is emotive, atmospheric and incredibly cinematic. As well, debuts from Keeley Forsyth and Fran, plus Emily Barker returns home from the UK for a series of shows and a great new album in Shadow Box.

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Quiet Space — #118 — Beautiful Isles

On this episode of the Quiet Space, rugged coastlines and majestic isles are the source of inspiration. We focus on Andrew Tasselmyer’s latest release for Shimmering Moods, using source recordings from Taiwan as the starting point for his beguiling compositions. As well, two of my favourite New Zealand artists – Antony Milton’s Tapes Punakaiki, recorded in a small beach town on the wild and rugged West Coast of the Sth Island of New Zealand in 2006 and an all time favourite from Roy Montgomery – Scenes From The South Island. This has been lovingly reissued on Grouper’s Yellow Electric imprint. Essential! We round our this episode with Italian composer, Carlo Giustini.

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Quiet Space — #116 — Snufmumriko

Snufmumriko’s music has been described as a ”soundscape cloth woven from field recordings”, there is a wonderful air of mystery to the musical creations of Ingmar Wennerberg. For the past decade he’s been taking listeners on explorations into  dreamy, texturally rich environments. We showcase his brilliant new release on Dronarivm.

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1/2/3/4 — #129 — Little Wise In Session

Our guest is Little Wise, the working name of songwriter Sophie Klein, who has been turning heads and melting hearts. Little Wise fuses Indie Folk-Rock with a damn good dose of Melbourne swagger and has released her follow up to her highly acclaimed debut, Silver Birch with Want It All. She pops by for a chat and performance. As well on this edition new music from Charm of Finches, Genni Kane, Jessica, Anna Cordell and Ruth Hazleton.

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Quiet Space — #115 — Remote Redux

Our focus is on the excellent collaboration between James Murray and Francis M Gri. Their release, Remote Redux is a delicate and original response to distance and closeness as expressed by the Japanese concept Ma, known also as negative space. It’s a place of elegant dimension where Gri’s graceful piano motifs and bowed guitar figures are carefully framed within the free flowing surrounds of Murray’s warm synth sequences and nuanced sound design.

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1/2/3/4 — #127 — King Hits and Goldfish Memories

Jamie Hutchings is a singer/songwriter/musician and sometime producer from Sydney, Australia. He formed and fronted rock band Bluebottle Kiss in the early ’90s before concentrating on his solo work after the band went on hiatus in 2007. He also formed the experimental rock ensemble Infinity Broke and a duo with Peter Fenton (Crow) as The Tall Grass. Jamie popped by off the back of his recent live solo album for a chat and performance.

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