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Quiet Space — #95 – Sunrise, Looking East

Danny Paul Grody is a founding member of both San Francisco based bands Tarentel & The Drift. He is a self taught guitarist, and the melodies at the core of Danny’s songwriting bring to mind his love of West African kora, Takoma style fingerpicking and all things minimal, repetitive & hypnotic. His latest for the Longform Editions series, who curate extended pieces of exploratory, expansive and immersive compositions, reflects on Fatherhood and enjoying the first light of the rising sun.

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1/2/3/4 — #107 — The tremulous folk of Heather Maloney

Heather Maloney’s “Soil in the Sky” is a collective memory. Stitched together from personal and universal ecstasy, loss both intimate and ancient, Maloney’s fourth full-length release is a collage of tremulous folk, existential ballads, and assertive rock. She’s an excellent storyteller and it’s album I recommend. Plus plenty of new tunes, from funk to psych to R&B.

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Quiet Space — #94 – City of Lakes

Seamus O’Muineachain is an ambient/minimal composer and multi-instrumentalist from the sea-side town of Béal an Mhuirthead in the West of Ireland. Our feature on this episode his most recent work, City of Lakes, which is a snapshot of the last year spent in Hanoi, Vietnam, inspired by the chaos and tranquility that exists in the city. It’s a lush wonderful collection of music.

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1/2/3/4 — #106 — Post Post-Punk

Over the last few years there has been an explosion of new bands paying homage to the killer sounds that emerged in the late ’70s early ’80s dubbed Post-Punk. With throbbing bass lines, scritchy/scratchy guitars and shouty vocals it was a genre that covered a lot of ground and with loads of energy. On this edition of 1/2/3/4 we pay attention to some of the acts who are making everything old very new and exciting again – albeit with their own twist.

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1/2/3/4 — #105 — Holy Dreamers in Paradise

On this edition of 1/2/3/4 we are championing a fine crop of DIY musicians. I’m encouraging you to support the excellent Tracy McNeil and The Good Life in their Pozible campaign to release their album ‘Ýou Be The Lightning’, we have a special session track to celebrate the cause. Rose Hotel from Atlanta, Georgia has released a dreamy fuzzy country pop gem that I’ve been listening to over and over. Sebastian Field from Canberra conjures up etheriel atmospheric pop on his solo debut, Picture Stone. Sydney’s Justine Wahlin returns with her finest collection of songs yet and Adelaide’s Oh Deliah writes beautiful sweet indie-pop for the lonely and the heartbroken, the lost and the hopeful. This episode is dedicated to memory of a truly inspirational broadcaster, Chris Winter.

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1/2/3/4 — #104 — Just Another Scoop!

We might have hit the cooler part of the year but Bonniesongs latest track Ice Cream hits the spot! Described as “dreamy experimental indie folk” and compared to artists such as Bjork and Joanna Newsom, Bonniesongs is creating a unique sound in the Sydney songwriting scene. This new track signals her more ‘rock’ collection of songs after her gorgeous chamber folk release from last year. Her album Energetic Mind will be out in September. It’s just one of the highlights on this edition of 1/2/3/4.

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Quiet Space — #93 – Everything Is Going To Be OK

øjeRum is the solo project of musician and collage artist Paw Grabowski, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. For over a decade, he has been producing his sublime music, ranging from atmospheric ambient to experimental folk. He has two excellent new releases that we are featuring on this edition, ‘Alting Falder I Samme Rum’ on Sound in Silence and ‘Don’t Worry Mother, Everything Is Going To Be Okay’ – which is the 100th release on the Shimmering Moods label.

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1/2/3/4 — #103 — The Age Of Immunology

Vanishing Twin are one of the incredibly exciting ensembles to emerge from the UK, though their members are from across the globe – Belgium, Japan, Italy, France and America. Their new album, The Age of Immunology features a diverse selection of sounds, from muscular Krautrock mantra, Morricone-esque lounge to fried-out electronic pop. You’ll hear an essential track from this release plus Monnone Alone, Doug Tuttle and more.

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1/2/3/4 — #102 — Billy Boy and Silly Girls

Kate Burke and Luke Plumb share a love for 1970s Irish folk revival music, having obsessively absorbed the music of the era – in particular Planxty’s revolutionary treatments of traditional songs. Kate & Luke now bring their formidable instrumental skills, strong vocals and creative minds to making groove-based, complex interpretations of traditional song on their self-titled debut album. Also, the brilliant new single from Melbourne songwriter and in demand talent, Clio, ‘Silly Girls’ is an ode to all women who have been made to feel undermined. Plus much more…

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1/2/3/4 — #101 — Winter Blues

Seven amazing women songwriters featured on this edition of 1/2/3/4 including the gorgeously melancholic title track from Emma Russack’s upcoming (can’t wait!) album, powerhouse vocalist Dana Gehrman with her boogie infused rock and one of this year’s essential releases from BATTS.

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