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Quiet Space — #112 — Into The Void

Our focus on a new release on the Shimmering Moods imprint, the work of WholsIR, born out of loss and pain. Having just started on a new composition, he discovered that his father had passed away. In he following 12 months he used the music to deal with all the pain and grief and decided, that this should be his debut album, with a special dedication to my father. The music not only evokes sadness and loss but also hope and relief. As well, a reissue of some wonderful small run cassettes by Dreamers Cloth as well as Euglossine and Tricorn & Queue.

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1/2/3/4 — #123 — Stay Connected

Broads are Kelly Day and Jane Hendry, Melbourne queens of indie-noir. They are back with a wonderful new album, Stay Connected, that pushes their sound from their acoustic roots into a wider spectrum of colour – with hints at 60s pop, 70s folk, a little 80s new wave. They pop into the studio for a chat and perform some tracks as well. We also pay tribute to the late Leo Mullins (Benedicts/Welcome Mat/Small Knives) and brand new works from Josh Rennie-Hynes, Anna Cordell, Khristian Mizzi and more!

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Quiet Space — #110 — Surface Reflections

A focus on a much favoured artist for me, Wil Bolton. His work uses guitars, acoustic instruments, vintage keyboards and effects to create warm and emotive melodies, fragmented and submerged among beds of droning ambient textures and environmental sounds. He’s already released two stunning offerings this year and we feature his latest for the Sound In Silence label, Surface Reflections.

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1/2/3/4 — #121 — The Fields Recordings of Blackbird FC

Field Recordings is the debut album from Glenhuntly #1 Alt. Country band Blackbirds FC . Featuring members of The Hollowmen, Helvelln, the Vanda’s and Flicker, BLACKBIRDS F.C. play their own brand of music inspired by the Go Betweens, Gillian Welch, Iron and Wine and Tom Petty. As well, the excellent new single from Yorta Yorta Man, Benny Walker and the return of pop noir duo Broads.

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Quiet Space — #109 — Reclaim Time and Space

Our feature this episode are on five recent releases from a much loved recent series from Longform Editions. The music curated by label owner Andrew Khedoori is about creating a space of musical discovery for extended pieces of exploratory, expansive and immersive music pieces from around the world. Our focus is on Bitchin Bajas is a trio from Chicago consisting of Cooper Crain, Rob Frye and Daniel Quinlivan. Blending electronics and acoustic instruments to create meditative, textured and pulsating compositions since 2010. We’ll also hear works from Matchess, Rimarimba, Primitive Motion and Sun Araw & Mitchell Brown.

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Quiet Space — #107 — The Wonderful Worlds of Nite Lite

This is a very special Quiet Space, exploring unknown worlds with Myste and Phil French, aka Nite Lite. They were the curators of the legendary Stunned Records label out of Portland, Oregon and the good news is they’ve returned with a wonderful new release in Landcestors. Nite Lite start with free-jamming and field recording around the mountainside they call home. Migratory birds, frogs, parties in the park, synth & guitar trancin’, and riparian wildlife all coalesce in Nite Lite’s ever-evolving audio mosaic. I’ve woven together a special mix of Nite Lite’s releases for this episode.

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Quiet Space — #106 – Slow Walking

Greg Baird in recent years has created some gorgeous works under the name Moss Covered Technology on Eilean Rec. Fluid Audio and Hibernate Records. On this his debut for Polar Seas Recordings – Slow Walking – reveals lush synthesized ambience, compelling textures and attention to detail which makes for a deep and rewarding listen. It’s our focus on this edition of the Quiet .

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1/2/3/4 — #118 — Love & The Dark

Jason Hawk Harris hit rock bottom during the writing and recording of his debut full-length Love & the Dark. In the last few years, the Houston-born-and-raised, Los Angeles-based musician endured life-altering hardships—illness, death, familial strife, and addiction—yet from these trials, a luxuriant and confident vision of art country emerged. This is an album I highly recommend. As well, we’ll explore new music from Stephen Grady, Esther Rose, RW Hedges, Nagillum and more! 

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Quiet Space — #105 – Interior Currents

Interior Currents is the creation of Andrew Tasselmyer (Hotel Neon, Grey Skies)  and ‘sound-sculptor’ Patrick Spatz. They’ve teamed up to create a gorgeous ‘old-school’ ambient album of using only acoustic and analog instruments recorded onto tape. Another essential release on Constellation Tatsu. As well, ean xcellent new soundscape from Katie Addada Shlon and another in the mind blowing series from Longform Editions, the work of Kajsa Lindgren.

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Quiet Space — #103 – How To Empty A Cup

How To Empty A Cup is inspired by the sounds of the Danny Scott Lane’s immediate surroundings: children playing outside of the window, a teachers strike, the bird’s nest above the street sign, crickets in the bush near the parking lot. On this his debut album, the talented photographer applies attention to detail using subtle instrumentation with wind and strings on a release recorded almost entirely in the rain. A wonderful listening experience.

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