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Quiet Space — #165 — Part Timer

John McCaffrey has been creating blissful music under a variety of guises over the years. He started in a duo, Clickits while in the UK, moved to Melbourne and has been creating incredible sounds that weave modern classical, folk and electronic stylings under the name Part Timer, Upward Arrows and Scissors & Sellotape. He recently got in touch with a series of works created/compiled during lockdown last year, so I thought it time to focus on his amazing work. I’d forgotten about some of his releases as I put this together and it’s been a real pleasure to reacquaint myself with his work. I hope you love it as well.

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1/2/3/4 — #186 — The Way We Are Created

Manhattan-based guitarist, composer, improviser and painter Gabriel Vicéns is one of the most in-demand guitarists on the New York City jazz scene. His latest album, The Way We Are Created blends Jazz and Puerto Rican Rhythms for a hypnotic and engaging listening experience. As well, the magic trumpet/piano improvisations of Ben Marston & Hugh Barrett, dreamy pop from Firestations, an infectious funky Vekvets style jam from Cool Sounds and much more,

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Quiet Space — #163 — Cumulus Sketches

An excellent new release to start 2021. Wil Bolton returns with ‘Cumulus Sketches’ , an album of fragile, drifting ambient structures for daydreaming and cloud-watching. Pastoral analogue synthesizer melodies and effects pedal textures are intertwined with rural and urban environmental sounds recorded in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. As well, the excellent Hibernate label with a series of releases available online for a charitable cause.

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1/2/3/4 — #182 — Surfgazing with Double Happiness

All killer no filler – well that’s true of ALL 1/2/3/4 episodes in my opinion! Featuring the excellent debut from Brisbane’s Double Happiness. ‘Surfgazing’ is a reverb-drenched ode to afternoons spent sun-kissed and wave-side, to letting the wind take your hand as it dangles out the car window along the highway and to ’60s beach parties and the dance crazes that accompanied them. Highly Recommended. Also magic tracks from Dominic Breen, Heavenly, Merce Lemon, Froggy Prinze, Lack the Low and more!

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Quiet Space — #156 — Mailbox

Our focus is on a small imprint from England curated by ambient artist James A. McDermid. So far James has released some beguiling works, with Ishmael Cormack’s Feral release the most recent. Ishamel is a British sound artist living in rural Somerset. His work focuses on gathering and weaving found sound with acoustics. This is a stellar release!

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1/2/3/4 — #179 — On the Punt with Adam Gibson

We continue our celebration of Ausmusic Month, showcasing seven top artists from across the country. Over a period of 20+ years Adam Gibson has forged a unique career, his blend of spoken word songs with music gaining him a deeply reverent following for his tales of love, longing and the wide open road. His words are like a time machine, taking you back to your youth, bringing laughter and tears. We feature a track from his recent album as well as his brother Simon Robert Gibson’s debut solo release. As well, legends Ups and Downs tackle some essential new wave/post punk tunes on their latest release, the brilliant new album from Caitlin Harnett and the Pony Boys and South Australian Folk Artist of the Year, Naomi Keyte in session.

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Quiet Space — #155 — The Sound of Muzan

Muzan Editions is a small label from Nara, Japan, focusing on ambient and experimental sound. On this edition of the Quiet Space, a special mix showcasing the great curation by label manager Joshua Stefane (Endurance) with works from Hirotaka Shirotsubaki, Lee Noble, Grey Magik, Günter Schlienz plus many more.

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1/2/3/4 — #177 — Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Cold Hands Warm Heart are a wonderful Melbourne collective, a part of the creative Eastmint collective. They are back with Quartz, the tranquil yet uniquely grounding and present new single from their upcoming second album. Written on a train between Castlemaine and Melbourne, Quartz reflects on the beautiful but disrupted Dja Dja Wurrung Country around the Maldon area, and main songwriter Genevieve Fry’s local family connection to the ancient volcanic region. We’re celebrating the incredible talents from across the country as a part of AUSmusic month, this is a must listen to episode with tracks from Paige Valentine, Sweet Whirl and Tim Shiel’s wonderful collaboration with Lucy Roleff.

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