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1/2/3/4 — #211 — Souvenirs

Influenced by European film and library music, Maston is a composer from Los Angeles who relocated to Europe a couple of years ago. When he encountered Swiss ensemble, LÉclair, he knew he had found the missing link to his dream to create sounds in the spirit of Ennio Morricone, Sven Libaek, & Piero Umiliani. The result is the colorful and kinetic album Souvenir.

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1/2/3/4 — #210 — Tell You Straight

Melbourne’s Ayleen O’Hanlon is back with a bold new single, Straight. She’s been a very active member of the alt-country/folk scene, released a cracking album in 2015 (Blend and Spill), but a double-dose of heartbreak, burnout and a pandemic forced her to stop and re-evaluate her direction. Her sound has a darker pop twist and is highly recommended. She’s just one of the strong women making music in this episode with brilliant new tracks from Mel Parsons, Piper Butcher and Caroline Marie Brooks.

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Quiet Space — #189 — Ode To The Diamond Shiners

Sam Goldberg is an INCREDIBLE experimental ambient musician from Cleveland, Ohio. He also runs the label Pizza Night. In the late naughties he released stunning works under his own name, as Radio People and teaming up with John Elliot (Emeralds) as Mist. He uses guitars and synths to weave mesmerising compositions. On this edition of the Quiet Space we focus on his recent work under the name Eternal Plough plus dive deep into his back catalog. Essential Listening!

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1/2/3/4 — #209 — Orb Weaver

An album that knocked my socks off last year was the debut from Natalie Jane Hill. She returns with a new release, Solely and we are featuring the first single from it, “Orb Weaver”. While the Central Texas folk guitarist/singer-songwriter’s stunning debut “Azalea” grew from years spent developing a textural narrative voice and idiosyncratic guitar style in the vibrant Blue Ridge Mountains, “Solely” represents a period of inward growth, and an outward push into an expanded sonic palette.

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1/2/3/4 — #208 — Vale Michael Chapman

Veteran British songwriter and guitar sage Michael Chapman sadly has passed away at the age of 80. He inspired many and covered a lot of ground through blues, jazz, folk, even noise. We reflect on his amazing output in this episode. Plus exciting sounds from Uruguay, jangly pop and minimal country.

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Quiet Space — #187 — What Was Left Behind

John Mulville has been making music as Paperbark since 2016. Making these gorgeous ambient sounds helps him process memories. His latest for Constellation Tatsu is What Was Left Behind, full of light, a fluttering soundscape . The release is a part of the excellent Summer Batch and we feature this fantastic album plus music from Suryummy and Arian Shafiee.

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1/2/3/4 — #207 — Headlines

“Headlines” is the first single from Charlotte Cornfield’s upcoming “Highs in the Minuses” album. After spending much of 2020 with her thoughts and instruments, Charlotte knew it was time to take her new songs out of the house. Over the course of 5 days, she got together with her band they recorded the album, mostly live, seeking to capture the raw emotion of the songs. Based on the first single, I can’t wait to hear the rest of the release.

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1/2/3/4 — #206 — The Umbrellas

The Umbrellas are a 4-piece jangle-pop group from San Francisco who take their influences from The Byrds to Orange Juice, The Pastels, Comet Gain and Belle & Sebastian – but beautifully weave these strands into their own sound. Their debut self titled album is one of my favourite releases of this year. Highly Recommended.

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Quiet Space — #185 — Dictaphone

Dictaphone are a Belgian-German band with mastermind Oliver Doerell at the helm and they return with their fifth album “Goats & Distortions 5” on the always reliable Denovali imprint. Oliver Doerell again teams up with Roger Döring (clarinet & saxophone) & Alex Stolze (violins) to create a gorgeously melancholic sound, blending “morbid acoustic instruments” with electronics. On this edition a special blended selection of the latest work with previous gems. Essential listening.

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