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1/2/3/4 — #245 — Desert Dream Romance

What started out as studio jams in a smoky basement in Berlin evolved into a world-wide-touring three headed music-making love monster, called Buttering Trio, based in Tel Aviv. They have just issued their excellent new release, Foursome. Using heavy beats, fat bass lines and sweet yet poignant lyrics, they try to bring some peace in a troubled region.

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Quiet Space — #213 — Cyanotype

A wonderful new release from Fossil Hunting Collective, aka Jamie Jones, a sound artist/musician from Guelph in Canada. ‘Cyanotype’ was made primarily, via the beautiful surprises thrown out of various guitar pedals along with re-amped loops played back through old cassette recorders. It’s in focus on this episode of the Quiet Space alongside Jamie’s other releases as well as his collaboration with Brad Deschamps (anthene) as Still Harbors and (ph)authers (with Hymns57). It’s come out on the excellent Whitelabrecs label.

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1/2/3/4 — #244 — Sean Thompson’s Weird Ears

Notable Nashville guitar slinger Sean Thompson has released his first solo album, after being a part of Promised Land Sound and lending his skills to the likes of Curtis Harding and Erin Rae. Taking equal inspiration from the improvisational grooves of the Grateful Dead as well as the craft of songwriters like JJ Cale & Joni Mitchell, Thompson’s songwriting debut marks the arrival of a unique voice grounded by wide-reaching, generous ears.

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Quiet Space — #211 — Earth Patterns

Our focus on the stunning new release from Szun Waves. The trio – composed of producer Luke Abbott, saxophonist Jack Wyllie and drummer Laurence Pike – recorded Earth Patterns at the tail end of their 2019 tour, locking themselves away in the studio for three days of improvisation. After the pandemic hit, plans for the release were shelved, when Luke Abbott revisited the session, he found himself drawn to the darker, more introspective moments that the group had previously rejected before the pandemic. Highly recommended.

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1/2/3/4 — #243 — Florist

Emily Sprague creates beautiful listening experiences that I’ve shared on both 1/2/3/4 and the Quiet Space. She uses the name Florist and over the years it’s fluctuated between a solo effort and collaboration with friends. If there is anything to know about “Florist”, it’s that the band is decidedly back together. “We called it ‘Florist’ because this is not just my songs with a backing band,” Sprague explains. “It’s a practice. It’s a collaboration. It’s our one life. These are my best friends and the music is the way that it is because of that.” It’s a stunning release.

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1/2/3/4 — #242 — Reggae Film Star

25 years since his debut album Waters Ave S. came out, Damian Jurado is more prolific, driven and creative than ever. He’s an incredible story teller and his 18th release, Reggae Film Star is gorgeously cinematic, featuring rich production and diverse sonic textures. Highly Recommended.

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1/2/3/4 — #241 — The Joyous Looping Worlds of Phia

Phia is the entrancing DIY-art-pop music project of multi-instrumentalist songwriter and composer Sophia Exiner. On her second album, Phia brings together her two musical worlds – joyous choral harmonies and live looping – in a wholly imaginative and unique way. Simply magic. As well, some of my favourite releases this year from Goon, Folly Tree, Kevin Robertson, Field Guides and more.

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