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Quiet Space — #67 — Shimmer

For about fifteen years Gavin Miller has been pioneering mixing ambient, post-rock and electronica. His latest, Shimmer on the excellent Sound in Silence imprint, showcases Miller’s atmospheric side by presenting a long-form composition, divided into six parts. The electronic beats are left behind and only dreamy soundscapes and soothing atmospheres remain. As well Ian Hawgood, Ben Rath and Xiphiidae.

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1/2/3/4 — #70 — Prayers and Mantras

Happy Axe is Canberra-based multi-instrumentalist Emma Kelly, who weaves layers of vocals, violin and musical saw into a vibrant, hypnotic blend of experimental pop. Her debut album Dream Punching is highly recommended and I feature one of my favourite tracks on this episode, As well, the dark and dreamy sounds of Steady Holiday, the return of indie-noir duo Broads and a stunning debut release from an all-female rock group from the ’60s San Francisco Psych scene, Ace of Cups.

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Quiet Space — #66 — Diving Into Never Anything

Our focus on this episode, Never Anything Records from Portland, Oregon that have been releasing wonderful cassettes since 2015. Their aim is to release music not anchored by genre – to surprise, be consistent and overall have a unifying visual aesthetic. So far over the course of 43 releases, they have stuck to that goal. In this special mix, we will hear works from Peter Kris, Event Cloak, Danketsu 9, Nils Quak, Talk West and many more.

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1/2/3/4 — #69 — On Diamond, Coda Chroma and the Return of the Paisley Underground

The music of On Diamond is a heady blend of improvisation and experimental rock, lead by vocalist Lisa Salvo and strong backing band, they return with their thrid single ‘How’. Fellow Melbourne creative pop ensemble Coda Chroma reveal an equally strong new track and we welcome the return of four bands from L.A.’s Paisley Underground – who have reunited to interpret each other’s back catalogue. The first offering is from the much loved band, The Bangles. Plus Mandolin Orange, The Putbacks and Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife.

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Quiet Space — #65— The Harmonious Confluence of Hibernis

Welsh label Serein has an excellent record for engaging modern classical/experimental releases and the latest is incredible. Hibernis is the synthesis of John Hughes’ evocative soundscapes and Lindsay Anderson’s vocal and melodic contributions. The two bring their unique talents together in a harmonious confluence where the listener is guided on a soothing and often surreal journey. Their release, Middle of The Meds is our feature release for this edition.

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1/2/3/4 — #68 — One Punch with Davey Craddock

Davey Craddock has delivered a fantastic follow up to his 2016 release, City West – it’s an urgent, anxious and dark collection of tunes lyrically and sonically, with a dash of noise and chaos in the mix. That doesn’t mean the songs are messy, Davey is class songwriter with a stellar attention to detail that will drag you in. He joins me via Skype from Perth ahead of his East Coast tour and performances at Dashville Skyline and Out on The Weekend. As well from the West, Carla Geneve and Bri Clark who have incredibly bright futures, Angie McMahon in session and the return of Sydney’s Family Fold.

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1/2/3/4 — #67 — Here Comes the Ukulele Death Squad

Discover how dangerous a Ukelele can be as Ben and Julian from Ukelele Death Squad pop in to chat about their new single Not Afraid ahead of a National tour. As well, top notch new releases from Grand Salvo (oh SOOO good!) The Goon Sax, Davey Woodward and Laura Carbone teams up with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

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1/2/3/4 — #66 — Ghost Forests

Two of my favourite musicians team up for an exciting new release. Meg Baird’s beguiling voice first came to my ears through her work with Espers and since has carved a distinctive solo career as well as a part of the heavier ensemble, Heron Oblivion. Mary Lattimore is an excellent harpist and composer from Los Angeles. Although friends, they have never worked together. .With access to a deep pool of shared influences, Meg and Mary have assembled a collection of sounds conjured from harp, guitar (both acoustic and electric), synths, the human voice, and a shared poetic language. As well, stunning folk from UK’s Mishaped Pearls, clever indie folk-pop from Tasmania’s Emma Anglesey and we meet Perth’s Little Lord Street Band.

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Quiet Space — #63 — Patterns

A themed show around patterns with our feature release from N Chambers – an excellent new deep listening experience on Longform Editions. Emerging from a love of early electronics, concrete/tape music, soundtracks and early new age, Norm Chambers – formerly working as Panabrite – creates worlds of sound that touch on many elements and moods, from spatially motivated ambient to aspects of minimalist composition and improvisation.

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Quiet Space — #62 — Translocation

Our feature release is the excellent Volume Flow, the latest album from UK based duo Pausal, an audio and visual art project of Alex Smalley and Simon Bainton. The duo decided to return to their ambient roots to produce several lengthy improvised pieces which is deeply inspired by nature and the environment.

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