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Quiet Space — #181 — Process

Tobias Karlehag is a multi-instrumentalist and sound artist from Gothenburg, Sweden. With his solo project he creates spacious ambient and drone music through algorithmic compositions and improvisation. In his debut album ‘Process’ he shapes a still and meditative state with modular synths, electric guitar and various electronics with underlying narratives. We’ll also feature other wonderful releases from the Past Inside The Present label on this episode of the Quiet Space.

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1/2/3/4 — #203 — Weird Dreams

Mae Powell is on a mission to spread love and magick across all dimensions”. Weird Dreams is the first single from the Bay Area singer/songwriter’s debut album, Both Ways Brighter.  It reveals a vibrant collaborative spirit, from its playful instrumentation to lyrics about caretaking and camaraderie even in hostile environments. It really is a magical album, highly recommended. Just one of the many treasures in this episode of 1/2/3/4.

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Quiet Space — #179 — The Strange Charm of Polar Seas

Originally born in London to mixed Indian/British heritage, Simon McCorry trained in cello at The Centre for Young Musicians & Morley College then studied philosophy at Durham University, he is now based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. His work is a rich combination of field recordings, adept loop based cello compositions and atmospheric improvisations that explore the rich sonic possibilities of the cello through a host of treatments and effects chains. His latest album for the excellent Polar Seas label is our feature as we also take stock of some of their amazing other releases from this year.

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1/2/3/4 — #202 — Painterly

The songs on Nico Hedley’s debut album Painterly were sparked by unsparing self-reflection. The result of this intuitive process is an unusual and gorgeous collection of songs about loss, miscommunication, and selfishness. We’ll hear the first single from this exciting new release plus the reissue of a jazz/folk album from The J Ann C Trio and the anxious quirky new track from UK’s Pozi.

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Quiet Space — #178 — Panabrite

Under the name Panabrite, Seattle-based electronic musician Norm Chambers makes incredibly emotional and lush music through his love of analog synthesizers. His work draws from early new age, kosmische, and library music. In recent times, Norm has been going through some hardship with his health. I wanted to dedicate this show to his amazing talent and inspirational music. Visit his bandcamp site and help support this amazing artist. 

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1/2/3/4 — #201 — Sleeping Like A Maniac

Justin Bernasconi returns with the first taste of album that will be released in September. Produced by ‘Maestro’ Jeff Lang,  it’s a great new direction for a stellar guitarist. He is considered a rarity among guitarists and songwriters. Straddling styles and sounds from the Delta Blues, Appalachian Bluegrass, English Folk and all stops in between, his highly original tunes, are infused with exciting and soulful guitar playing.

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1/2/3/4 — #200 — A Tale of Two Jebs

A two-time winner of the SAMIA (South Australian Music Industry) award for ‘Most Outstanding Guitarist’, Jeb Cardwell has just delivered his debut album, My Friend Defiance. He’s a guitarist, singer, songwriter whose music takes you back to the glory days when guitar-driven riffs and rich vocals were king. As well, another Jeb who conjures gritty grooves and mellow melodies, Jeb Loy Nichols loves Country, Dub, Soul and has a unique and exciting sound. 

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Quiet Space — #177 — Origamibiro

Back after a six year hiatus, Origamibiro return with their latest, Miscellany. It comprises a varied mixture of work, ranging from electroacoustic to orchestral chamber music. Equal parts cracked ambience and percussive acoustic instrumentation, they employ hi and lo-fi technologies and an array of unorthodox objects to create incredible warm and compelling compositions.

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1/2/3/4 — #199 — Still Trying

While I’ve only heard the first single from Matthew Fowler’s debut release for Signature Sounds, I’m very much looking forward to the album coming out  September 10. Written over the course of the past several years, the album is described as a profoundly personal work of self- discovery and introspection. The songs radiate all the joy and wonder and heartbreak and confusion of young adulthood, wrestling with love and loss in the face of ambition and independence.

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