Category: pimpod

1/2/3/4 — #218 — Hypnotic Haze Pop

Pittsburgh haze pop ensemble Flower Crown are back with fantastic guitar album, Heat. Their latest album runs the gamut of emotions, featuring feelings of despondence, hope and even playful indifference — a reflection of the band members’ evolving relationships and changes in trajectory over the tumultuous last year and a half.

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1/2/3/4 — #217 — The Art of Letting Go

Lizzie Lieberson has just released her debut solo album, You Don’t Know, which marks a new beginning for the well known Brooklyn artist. For ten years she was a member of TEEN alongside her sisters, as Lizzie Loveless she ruminates on her past relationships and offers an optimistic reprieve for the future.

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1/2/3/4 — #216 — From Dreams To Dust

Ruminating on the risks of taking things for granted in our daily lives, Ian Felice, the lead singer/songwriter of The Felice Brothers, expresses how meaningful the experience of playing music with his band has been after long months of social distancing. From Dreams to Dust, their eighth and most recent studio album reveals a folk-Americana-rock-country band with deep roots in varied genres. The Felice Brothers are what Rolling Stone lauds as “musician’s musicians” and poets. This album is highly recommended.

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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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1/2/3/4 — #215 — Sacred Rebel

Elsa Carmona made her first song when she was 7 years old. She was born in Barcelona and came to Stockholm in her early years. Constantly being surrounded by music while growing up made songwriting feel like a natural part of her life. Elsa writes mysterious but catchy songs about visceral emotions and genuine experiences. This is all on display on her new EP ‘Sacred Rebel’

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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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1/2/3/4 — #214 — Something To Give

Sydney band The Forresters devise new ways to blend folk, rock and pop into their narrative of Americana, with a healthy dose of power pop. Their latest album Something to Give delivers a treasure trove of melodies, lovingly mixed by legendary US indie producer, Mitch Easter. Plenty of great tunes on this episode with tracks from Dominic Breen, Georgia State Line, Corrina Repp and much more.

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Quiet Space — #192 — Pantheon

On this episode we focus on an excellent recent release on the Shimmering Moods imprint. BON is a production, composition, writing, and art partnership by Yerosha Windrich and Alex Morris. Filmed in the pairs London studio, ‘Pantheon’ comes as a visual album created as an ode to nature. The images glitch between altered perceptions and the internal worlds all around us, and half remembered clips from a fragmented timeline collide with the brains desire to ‘make sense’ of things.

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1/2/3/4 — #213 — Cameroon Garage Funk

More crate digging gold from the excellent Analog Africa label, this time with a focus on Cameroon. Yaoundé, in the 1970´s, was a buzzing place. Every neighbourhood of Cameroon´s capital, no matter how dodgy, was filled with music spots but surprisingly there were no infrastructure to immortalise those musical riches. The country suffered from a serious lack of proper recording facilities, and the process of committing your song to tape could become a whole adventure unto itself. Despite the myriad difficulties involved in the simple process of making and releasing a record, the musicians of Yaoundé’s underground music scene left behind an extraordinary legacy of raw grooves and magnificent tunes.

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Quiet Space — #191 — The Order of Things

Lori Scacco is a composer and producer based in New York City. Using micro-sound, melody, resonance, and analogue and digital processing, she creates liminal, elemental music through synthesis. Her latest work for the Longform Editions label is more than about deep listening, it became about time – the way music reveals itself with duration; a pathway to opening up; an illumination.

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