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1/2/3/4 — #124 — Shadow Lovers

Lachlan X. Morris is an Uber Eats Driver by day in Newcastle, NSW. He listens to his local ‘Oldies’ Radio Station. They play artists like ELO, Wings and The Carpenters and he’s mystified by the music. So with his latest single, he wanted to try and write a quintessential song from that velveteen hit-machine era. I like it a lot! As well, the return of Philip B. Price with his first solo record in 15 years and an modern day troubador from the UK, James McArthur with his band, The Head Gardeners.

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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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1/2/3/4 — #122 — Playing Catchup

With 2019 hurtling to an end, time to dig deep into some releases that have been overlooked, my folders are overflowing so time to play catchup! One of my favourite sleeper albums is Toth’s amazing baroque pop release, Practice Magic and Seek Professional Help When Necessary. If I could I’d put a copy in everyone’s intray! The album incorporates “lush, windswept sonics,” bebop trumpet solos and spare guitar lines, recalling the Beach Boys in one bar and Arthur Russell in the next. Just one of the gems we uncover in this episode.

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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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1/2/3/4 — #120 — Power Pop From Home

Power pop legends The Rubinoos are known for turning bubblegum into gold with ridiculously catchy tunes. “From Home” is a homecoming recording of sorts. It reunites the original lineup of the band and was recorded in the same studio where they recorded their first single half a century ago and teams them up with long time fan Chuck Prophet, who not only produced the record but co-writes a lot of the material. We’ll explore other uplifting power pop from Tasmainian artist Mondo Quinn, the gentle shimmering pop of Matt Kivel and wholesome mystic folk from Pearla. Plus much more!

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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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