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Quiet Space — #115 — Remote Redux

Our focus is on the excellent collaboration between James Murray and Francis M Gri. Their release, Remote Redux is a delicate and original response to distance and closeness as expressed by the Japanese concept Ma, known also as negative space. It’s a place of elegant dimension where Gri’s graceful piano motifs and bowed guitar figures are carefully framed within the free flowing surrounds of Murray’s warm synth sequences and nuanced sound design.

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1/2/3/4 — #127 — King Hits and Goldfish Memories

Jamie Hutchings is a singer/songwriter/musician and sometime producer from Sydney, Australia. He formed and fronted rock band Bluebottle Kiss in the early ’90s before concentrating on his solo work after the band went on hiatus in 2007. He also formed the experimental rock ensemble Infinity Broke and a duo with Peter Fenton (Crow) as The Tall Grass. Jamie popped by off the back of his recent live solo album for a chat and performance.

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1/2/3/4 — #126 — Living In The Real World

For most musicians, there is no free ride, no pot of gold, no label holding you hand. It’s a tough slog in the real world, but it is fulfilling, doing something you love and sharing your talents. Sibling duo Charm of Finches have taken the DIY path since they started, releasing a wonderful debut album in 2016, Staring at the Starry Ceiling. Now they are nearly ready to share their follow up, Your Company. They’ve launched a Pozible campaign to get them over the line with associated costs. We’ll share a special track and details how you can help support them. As well, it’s so good to have Ups and Downs back with an old favourite tune, a cracking song about climate change from Theories of Everything, we’ll introduce you to a wonderful label out of British Columbia in Kingfisher Bluez plus Jamie Hutchings, Gena Rose Bruce and the AMAZING Coda Chroma.

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Quiet Space — #113 — Interstat

Our focus from the most excellent Canigou Records is the debut collaboration between Adam Badí Donoval (warm winters ltd) and Jakub Fiala (Theydon Boys) – INTERSTAT. It’s a collection of recordings exploring ‘process’ and the synchronicity between improvisers. There’s some grit and dark tension in this release and some weighty sounds to digest, it’s certainly worthy of your attention. (sorry this took SO long to post)

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1/2/3/4 — #124 — Shadow Lovers

Lachlan X. Morris is an Uber Eats Driver by day in Newcastle, NSW. He listens to his local ‘Oldies’ Radio Station. They play artists like ELO, Wings and The Carpenters and he’s mystified by the music. So with his latest single, he wanted to try and write a quintessential song from that velveteen hit-machine era. I like it a lot! As well, the return of Philip B. Price with his first solo record in 15 years and an modern day troubador from the UK, James McArthur with his band, The Head Gardeners.

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Quiet Space — #112 — Into The Void

Our focus on a new release on the Shimmering Moods imprint, the work of WholsIR, born out of loss and pain. Having just started on a new composition, he discovered that his father had passed away. In he following 12 months he used the music to deal with all the pain and grief and decided, that this should be his debut album, with a special dedication to my father. The music not only evokes sadness and loss but also hope and relief. As well, a reissue of some wonderful small run cassettes by Dreamers Cloth as well as Euglossine and Tricorn & Queue.

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1/2/3/4 — #123 — Stay Connected

Broads are Kelly Day and Jane Hendry, Melbourne queens of indie-noir. They are back with a wonderful new album, Stay Connected, that pushes their sound from their acoustic roots into a wider spectrum of colour – with hints at 60s pop, 70s folk, a little 80s new wave. They pop into the studio for a chat and perform some tracks as well. We also pay tribute to the late Leo Mullins (Benedicts/Welcome Mat/Small Knives) and brand new works from Josh Rennie-Hynes, Anna Cordell, Khristian Mizzi and more!

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1/2/3/4 — #122 — Playing Catchup

With 2019 hurtling to an end, time to dig deep into some releases that have been overlooked, my folders are overflowing so time to play catchup! One of my favourite sleeper albums is Toth’s amazing baroque pop release, Practice Magic and Seek Professional Help When Necessary. If I could I’d put a copy in everyone’s intray! The album incorporates “lush, windswept sonics,” bebop trumpet solos and spare guitar lines, recalling the Beach Boys in one bar and Arthur Russell in the next. Just one of the gems we uncover in this episode.

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Quiet Space — #110 — Surface Reflections

A focus on a much favoured artist for me, Wil Bolton. His work uses guitars, acoustic instruments, vintage keyboards and effects to create warm and emotive melodies, fragmented and submerged among beds of droning ambient textures and environmental sounds. He’s already released two stunning offerings this year and we feature his latest for the Sound In Silence label, Surface Reflections.

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