Category: pimpod

Quiet Space — #165 — Part Timer

John McCaffrey has been creating blissful music under a variety of guises over the years. He started in a duo, Clickits while in the UK, moved to Melbourne and has been creating incredible sounds that weave modern classical, folk and electronic stylings under the name Part Timer, Upward Arrows and Scissors & Sellotape. He recently got in touch with a series of works created/compiled during lockdown last year, so I thought it time to focus on his amazing work. I’d forgotten about some of his releases as I put this together and it’s been a real pleasure to reacquaint myself with his work. I hope you love it as well.

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1/2/3/4 — #186 — The Way We Are Created

Manhattan-based guitarist, composer, improviser and painter Gabriel Vicéns is one of the most in-demand guitarists on the New York City jazz scene. His latest album, The Way We Are Created blends Jazz and Puerto Rican Rhythms for a hypnotic and engaging listening experience. As well, the magic trumpet/piano improvisations of Ben Marston & Hugh Barrett, dreamy pop from Firestations, an infectious funky Vekvets style jam from Cool Sounds and much more,

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1/2/3/4 — #184 — Kindsight is a Wonderful Thing

Kindsight is a new act from the Copenhagen indie scene who formed out of a shared love for The Sugarcubes. The quartet makes retro-tinged indie pop that is instantly appealing and addictive. We feature their new single plus one of last year’s great debut records from Mamalarky and the latest slice of clever pop from Field Music.

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Quiet Space — #163 — Cumulus Sketches

An excellent new release to start 2021. Wil Bolton returns with ‘Cumulus Sketches’ , an album of fragile, drifting ambient structures for daydreaming and cloud-watching. Pastoral analogue synthesizer melodies and effects pedal textures are intertwined with rural and urban environmental sounds recorded in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. As well, the excellent Hibernate label with a series of releases available online for a charitable cause.

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1/2/3/4 — #183 — Nanana

On this episode featuring the debut from a Swedish artist who has been busy behind the scenes lending her talents, she finally steps out and up with a stunning single. Don’t let the title NaNaNa fool you, this is majestic sweeping pop that starts simply but soars as it reaches its conclusion.

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1/2/3/4 — #182 — Surfgazing with Double Happiness

All killer no filler – well that’s true of ALL 1/2/3/4 episodes in my opinion! Featuring the excellent debut from Brisbane’s Double Happiness. ‘Surfgazing’ is a reverb-drenched ode to afternoons spent sun-kissed and wave-side, to letting the wind take your hand as it dangles out the car window along the highway and to ’60s beach parties and the dance crazes that accompanied them. Highly Recommended. Also magic tracks from Dominic Breen, Heavenly, Merce Lemon, Froggy Prinze, Lack the Low and more!

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