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1/2/3/4 — #236 — The Magic of Caelo

Abe Parsons first came to my attention as a part of a wonderful Tasmanian group, Little Island. Formed while in high school, they punched above their weight with some stellar songs. Now Abe returns with an excellent new solo project, Caelo. This nipaluna/Hobart based singer-songwriter, continues to excite with two singles to date. He’s joined by the extremely talented Harry Cook from Melbourne and Liam Judson from the Blue Mountains with outstanding releases. Lots of other essential releases as well on this edition.

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Quiet Space — #203 — Music For Listening

Music For Listening is one of my favourite ambient releases of 2022. Michael Scott Dawson over four months during the pandemic wrote the album, but fleshed it out his guitar lines with  tape loops and manipulations, accompanied by field recordings and spare piano elements. It’s our focus on this edition plus work from Maps and Diagrams, Lydian Dunbar, FernLodge and more. 

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1/2/3/4 — #232 — Beautiful Melancholy

Goon have released one of my favourite editions of 2022 with the Painting By Numbers EP Vol 1. Kenny from the group is aiming for music that offers that “really sad and comforting feeling”. It’s a stunning release. As well, magic works from Papercuts, Phia, Ethan Woods and pimpod favs, Charm of Finches.

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1/2/3/4 — #226 — Perfect Imperfection

Dana Gehrman has one of those voices that makes you sit up and pay attention. Her 2019 release ‘Find A Way’ was equal parts sassy blues and vintage rock, as if she had stepped out of 1973. Now the Brisbane guitar-slinging songstress is making her eagerly-awaited return with a seductive rendition of 1979 Little Feat single ‘Perfect Imperfection’. As well cracking new releases from Lee Fields, Alannah Russack’s Entropy Band, Emily Barker and Lukas Drinkwater plus we meet a new and exciting singer/songwriter from Braidwood in NSW, Lily Morris.

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1/2/3/4 — #222 — With Reverie

It’s been wonderful to witness the blossoming of Sydney’s Jessica as a songwriter and vocalist over the last few years, first as half of folk-goth duo, Jep and Dep and subsequently with her solo albums. She returns with her second, With Reverie, an exploration into daydreams, thoughts, mind-trips, wonderings and introspections. Highly Recommended. Plus Rozi Plain, Pozi, Tōth and more!

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Quiet Space — #198 — Stray Theories

Stray Theories is the musical pseudonym of New Zealand based, Australian Musician and Composer Micah Templeton-Wolfe. Micah has been composing and releasing music for over a decade, releasing music primarily under the alias Stray Theories. His latest, This Light, on n5MD, is our focus on this edition of The Quiet Space.

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Quiet Space — #197 — Still Life

Our focus is on Igor Yalivec, with his gorgeous new record “Still Life”. Igor has released several works as part of Gamardah Fungus, but this solo work is his most peaceful music to date. The album was inspired by the beauty of old villages in the Carpathian forests of Ukraine, with their unhurried pace of life, calming atmosphere and wild nature. Another stunning release from the always reliable Polar Seas Recording label.

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1/2/3/4 — #219 — Wonderful Oblivion

Winners of the 2021 Music Victoria Best Folk Act, Charm of Finches are Melbourne-based sister duo Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes. I’ve been championing their incredible talents for a long time. It’s been amazing to watch their trajectory rise, their latest album Wonderful Oblivion is an incredible collection of tunes, brought to life under the guiding hand of producer Daniel Ledwell. Also featuring favourites Ralegh Long, Mapache, Naomi Keyte and much more.

They make haunting chamber folk full of beauty and candour for the famished soul

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Quiet Space — #195 — The Sounds of Oxherding

If you are in dire need of blissful electronic meditations, then I highly recommend you lose yourself in the fantastic compositions of Oxherding, aka Fitz Hartwig. Fitz lives in Saint Louis, enjoys napping, and operates the wonderful Distant Bloom label. He suggests listening to these sounds with a clear mind and an open heart.

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Quiet Space — #194 — Megan Alice Clune

Megan Alice Clune is a musician, composer and artist based in Eora (Sydney). Her recent release, If You Do, became an album for solo voice and an ensemble of technologies. An album about contorting the body (voice) through time (rhythm, pulse), repetition and form. The work is nostalgic for past futures: wishing for the technological optimism of the late 70’s and early 80’s.

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