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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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1/2/3/4 — #89 — Gregory Alan Isakov

I remember the first time I heard Gregory Alan Isakov. I’m a latecomer to the party, having discovered his album, The Weatherman when it was released, after reading about it on a blog. From the moment I heard Amsterdam, I was hooked. Not only is he a great songwriter, but he has a warm and engaging tone that draws you in. On the eve of his first show in Australia, he joins me via Skype for a chat. As well, stunning new releases from Aine Tyrrell and Sean McMahon.

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1/2/3/4 — #88 — Rachel Sumner, Rob Snarski and Sweet Whirl

Rachel Sumner is best known as the guitarist and one of two primary songwriters and singers in the Boston band Twisted Pine, but her musical interests and curiosity extend beyond even the most progressive approach to traditional string-band instrumentation. Her debut solo EP is a fantastic collection and we highlight a track on this edition – a program overloaded with amazing music. You’ll also hear the latest from Rob Snarski, the return of Rustin Man, the blissful country twang of Sweet Whirl and the deep ’70 vibes of Drugdealer.

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Quiet Space — #79 — A Tsunami of Sound (Vale Edward Mahoney)

This edition of the Quiet Space is dedicated to Edward Mahoney. Edward was one of the first people to ever write to me in praise of the Quiet Space – back wheh it was broadcast on ABC Radio National. He described how he loved the ‘tsunami of sound’ and that it offered ‘a time of retrospect, reflection and relief’. Edward continued to correspond over the past 17 years. This show features many of his favourite artists.

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Quiet Space — #78 — A Sacred Place

offthesky is experimental sound artist Michael Jason Corder from Denver Colorado, who has released around 70 releases over the past 15 years. On this episode we feature his new long form work, To Break Is Something Sacred plus Luna Monk, Simon Bainton and the excellent news that Stunned Records is to revive in 2019.

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1/2/3/4 — #85 — Nick Garrie and the Nightmare of JP Stanislas

“The Nightmare Of J.B. Stanislas” could be the last cursed disc in history. It’s about to celebrate its 50th anniversary of its release, I was lucky to catch up with it’s author,  Nick Garrie, on a recent trip to Sydney. We chat about a debut album, which turned out to be much grander than it was intended to be and the horror of knowing it hadn’t been released. From being championed by the late great Francis Lai, to Scottish Indiepop royalty collaborating with him on his 2009 release 49 Arlington Gardens, this is a story of perseverance. 

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