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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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1/2/3/4 — #115 — Vale Damian Lovelock

We pay tribute to a loveable rascal and incredibly influential artist in Damien Lovelock, who sadly has passed away at the age of 65. He inspired many as the frontperson for the Celibate Rifles and in recent years has entertained many as a football fanatic/ sports broadcaster and writer. Vale Damien. As well, excellent new music from Little Island, Phia and 1/2/3/4 favourite, the UK’s Ralegh Long.

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Quiet Space — #101 – Lone Voyager, Lieven Martens Moana

A focus on this edition of one of my favourite artists, Lieven Martens Moanna (formally known as Dolphins Into The Future). He’s also got more pseudonyms than I’ve had hot dinners. His latest release for the Longform Editions imprint is a hypnotic layering of of choral voices – at certain points you hear 11 times the same part overlaid. Thus 11 x 18 singers = 198 singers! That new work is the centrepiece of a mix that shows through various recording techniques how he creates a conceptual form of exotic music that travels beyond the pure description. Amazing. Please discover all his works….

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1/2/3/4 — #112 — A Chat with Ruth Hazleton

In this episode a chat with one of this country’s outstanding folklorists, Ruth Hazleton who after many years releasing music with others, embarks on her first solo project, Daisywheel. Like many artists these days, connecting directly to friends and fans alike via crowdfunding, it allows not only artistic freedom but a sense of community with those who participate. We’ll find out all about Daisywheel and hopefully you can be involved as well. We will also hear from other artists who have been successful in these ventures recently, Dana Gehrman and Danny Widdicombe and we’ll highlight a gorgeous track from Glen Hansard’s most recent release.

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Quiet Space — #100 – CRXSSINGS (fundraiser for City Plaza)

Our focus is on a new compilation, CRXSSINGS.  The idea first emerged after Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) and Gabriel Saloman (of Yellow Swans) exchanged mixes of each other’s work. Wanting to release the material in a way that could raise funds and awareness in support of migrants and refugees struggling for survival in Europe, Zuydervelt and Saloman invited dozens of electronic artists across Europe, Australia and North America to collaborate with an artist from another country, remixing one another’s work. As well, the latest from ‘supergroup’ Uwe Zahn, Porya Hatami & Darren McClure and an excerpt from Ahnnu’s Longform Editions release.

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Quiet Space — #98 – Vale and Stone

Alex Last is Soda Lite. His latest work for the Inner Islands imprint, Vale & Stone, connects times and worlds old and new. A vale is a gathering place, where nutrients accumulate and waterways meet. Stone is slow becoming, ongoing link and lithic kin. Reverence for plants, animals and landscapes fuels regenerative possibility in the ruins of this era. This excellent release (and other Soda Lite works) is our focus on this episode.

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1/2/3/4 — #109 — The Haunting Harmonies of Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle are a trio from Boston that create hauntingly beautiful folk music with soul. They’ve also just released what will be one of my favourite releases of 2019. Fire Starter is a rich tapestry of sound with incredible harmonies and intricate instrumentation. Expect plenty of musical treats – with stunning new music from Saint Sister, She Keeps Bees, Little Wise and we have a quick chat with a young musician from the Adelaide Hills who has just released her debut EP, Oh Deliah.

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Quiet Space — #97 – Horizon

Our focus is on the wonderful debut release from Michael Gordon – aka Mike Abercrombie of North Atlantic Drift. These are dense and melodic ambient/orchestral works that have a unique twist. The release is Polar Seas Recordings, a solidly reliable label run by Brad Deschamps (the other half of North Atlantic Drift).

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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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