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Quiet Space — #170 — Good Causes from Mailbox and Polar Seas

Two stellar labels have just released compilations for very good causes. Mailbox from the UK have put together 32 tracks for Music For Another Sky, in order to raise awareness and/or raise money for the UK charity, Refuge, helping women and children – against domestic violence. Polar Seas Recordings offers a compilation in celebration of the label’s 50th release, all proceeds go to All Creatures Rescue in Toronto. Both releases are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, please support both of these amazing releases.

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1/2/3/4 — #191 — This Way North

Two-piece indie pop-rock band This Way North have released the final installment in their trilogy of EPs, beckoning us to shake off the year that was 2020 and welcome brighter days. Recorded in Nashville just before the Pandemic took over our lives, it’s a lovingly crafted collection of songs that are equally atmospheric and riff-laden. Guitarist/singer Leisha Jungalwalla joins me a chat plus excellent new music from The Catenary Wires, Minor Moon and Sunbathe.

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Quiet Space — #167 — Slow Autumn At My Window

Slow Autumn At My Window is a new double album by Adrian Lane, written and recorded as a reflection on the ephemeral nature of life prior to the new normal of COVID-19.  Adrian composed and recorded phrases on the piano spontaneously, before cutting them up and putting them back together. This is his sixth album for the Preserved Sound imprint and it’s our feature release on this edition of the Quiet Space.

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1/2/3/4 — #188 — Take Time with Dannika

Melbourne filmmaker Dannika Horvat released her first EP four years ago and slowly has been working towards her debut album Gems. Born from the highly creative hub of the Melbourne music scene, Dannika has created an intelligent collection of indie rock tunes, songs lovingly crafted through friendship. Also featuring the fantastic long awaited debut from Alexander Biggs, lush pop music from Rachel Love and much more.

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Quiet Space — #166 — Distant Bloom

Our focus on this episode on a small edition cassette label operating out of Saint Louis, Missouri, focusing on ambient, drone, new age, and minimalist music. Distant Bloom is run by Fitz Hartwig (Oxherding) who donates a portion of labelproceeds to an organization of the artist’s choice. Featuring the latest tapes from Solid Waste and Azaleas plus Norah Lorway, Endurance, Aster and Anthene. Gorgeous listening.

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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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