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Quiet Space — #95 – Sunrise, Looking East

Danny Paul Grody is a founding member of both San Francisco based bands Tarentel & The Drift. He is a self taught guitarist, and the melodies at the core of Danny’s songwriting bring to mind his love of West African kora, Takoma style fingerpicking and all things minimal, repetitive & hypnotic. His latest for the Longform Editions series, who curate extended pieces of exploratory, expansive and immersive compositions, reflects on Fatherhood and enjoying the first light of the rising sun.

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Quiet Space — #94 – City of Lakes

Seamus O’Muineachain is an ambient/minimal composer and multi-instrumentalist from the sea-side town of Béal an Mhuirthead in the West of Ireland. Our feature on this episode his most recent work, City of Lakes, which is a snapshot of the last year spent in Hanoi, Vietnam, inspired by the chaos and tranquility that exists in the city. It’s a lush wonderful collection of music.

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1/2/3/4 — #105 — Holy Dreamers in Paradise

On this edition of 1/2/3/4 we are championing a fine crop of DIY musicians. I’m encouraging you to support the excellent Tracy McNeil and The Good Life in their Pozible campaign to release their album ‘Ýou Be The Lightning’, we have a special session track to celebrate the cause. Rose Hotel from Atlanta, Georgia has released a dreamy fuzzy country pop gem that I’ve been listening to over and over. Sebastian Field from Canberra conjures up etheriel atmospheric pop on his solo debut, Picture Stone. Sydney’s Justine Wahlin returns with her finest collection of songs yet and Adelaide’s Oh Deliah writes beautiful sweet indie-pop for the lonely and the heartbroken, the lost and the hopeful. This episode is dedicated to memory of a truly inspirational broadcaster, Chris Winter.

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Quiet Space — #93 – Everything Is Going To Be OK

øjeRum is the solo project of musician and collage artist Paw Grabowski, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. For over a decade, he has been producing his sublime music, ranging from atmospheric ambient to experimental folk. He has two excellent new releases that we are featuring on this edition, ‘Alting Falder I Samme Rum’ on Sound in Silence and ‘Don’t Worry Mother, Everything Is Going To Be Okay’ – which is the 100th release on the Shimmering Moods label.

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Quiet Space — #92 – Melquíades

Melquíades is the solo project of Carlos Perea-Milla, who runs the Canigou, an Independent cassette label based between South East London and Málaga. Starting with acoustic instrumentation – flute, cello, piano – a touch of electric guitar – the music is processed and blended into a sun-drenched ambient blissful experience, with a touch of tape warp to create an engaging listen from start to finish. One of my favourite releases of the year so far! It’s our focus on this episode plus Thomas William Hill, Altars Altars and more.

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Quiet Space — #91 – Luke Sanger – Ancient Pathways (Premiere)

I’m very happy to premiere the new release from Luke Sanger, a musician from the UK who has been writing and performing electronic music for fifteen years. On Ancient Pathways, Luke turns to his modular synthesiser as the sole source of sound and arrangement. Luke coaxes delicate and intriguing tones and textures from his setup, it’s a gorgeously warm collection of percolating sounds perfect for helping you relax. Coming out this week on the ever reliable Serein label.

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1/2/3/4 — #100 — Firefly Burning and Brain Romance

A Milestone! Episode 100 of 1/2/3/4. No trumpet fanfare (we did have a trombone last episode), just a selection of some of the best new music. Firefly Burning are a folk ensemble with a progressive arthouse twist, I’ve long admired their work and excited by their upcoming new release. Produced by Tim Friese-Greene this is a stunning collection of adventurous songs. As well, Brian Campeau and Hannah Cameron join forces as Brain Romance, their first single reveals some sublime harmonies. Plus new essential tracks from Cate Le Bon, Nev Cottee and a tribute to Patrick Gibson.

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Quiet Space — #88 — A Tribute to Patrick Gibson

We celebrate the music of Patrick Gibson, who played an impressive role in Australia’s post-punk electronic landscape with bands such as The Systematics, Ya Ya Choral, No Night Sweats, Scattered Order, Famous and many, many more. He had a keen ear and a dry wit, his radio production work was astounding, having created programs for Radio National’s Night Air and with legendary producer Tony Barrell Sadly Patrick recently passed away – this show honours his great work from the past plus his more recent wizardry as On The Area Steps.

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Quiet Space — #87 — Josh Mason

Josh Mason is an explorer. His brand of ambient explores personal music — sounds derived from a variety of tools and various processing environments, both analog and digital, that examine themes of family, community, mental health and location.His latest on Florabelle, Coquina Dose is an album of uncommonly intimate gestures and reflections, many of which are inspired by Josh Mason’s lifelong home of Florida—what it means to live there, other people’s perceptions of it, and its unofficial status a “humidity kingdom.”

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1/2/3/4 — #96 — Arise, Sleeper!

Sleeper enjoyed huge critical and commercial success in the mid 90s as a part of the Britpop era and return after 21 years with a cracking new album The Modern Age. After disbanding in 1998 and vowing to never return, the band got back together with the intention of performing a few shows, but it became apparent that what they really wanted to do was write new music reflecting who they are now and the world we live in. As well great new releases from Jess DeLuca, Laura Stevenson and Vetchinsky Settings.

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Quiet Space — #83 — The Magic of Fabio Orsi

This is a special mix of one of my favourite composers from Italy, Fabio Orsi. Fabio is an electronic musician from Taranto (Southern Italy) specialising in atmospheric drone. In his compositions the languages of popular tradition meet the avantgarde approach. We focus on only some of the great releases from his career, with a look at his latest work, Sterminato Piano.

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1/2/3/4 — #90 — The Hidden Worlds of Moulettes

Brighton, UK-based collective Moulettes, create a hard to pigeon hole sound that embraces prog, pop, alt-folk and rock and are visiting Australia for the first time performing at Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival and a series of shows in between. They joined me in Melbourne for a chat and performance. If you get the chance, don’t miss this stunning ensemble in action.

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