Category: Quiet Space

Quiet Space — #118 — Beautiful Isles

On this episode of the Quiet Space, rugged coastlines and majestic isles are the source of inspiration. We focus on Andrew Tasselmyer’s latest release for Shimmering Moods, using source recordings from Taiwan as the starting point for his beguiling compositions. As well, two of my favourite New Zealand artists – Antony Milton’s Tapes Punakaiki, recorded in a small beach town on the wild and rugged West Coast of the Sth Island of New Zealand in 2006 and an all time favourite from Roy Montgomery – Scenes From The South Island. This has been lovingly reissued on Grouper’s Yellow Electric imprint. Essential! We round our this episode with Italian composer, Carlo Giustini.

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Quiet Space — #116 — Snufmumriko

Snufmumriko’s music has been described as a ”soundscape cloth woven from field recordings”, there is a wonderful air of mystery to the musical creations of Ingmar Wennerberg. For the past decade he’s been taking listeners on explorations into  dreamy, texturally rich environments. We showcase his brilliant new release on Dronarivm.

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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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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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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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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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Quiet Space — #109 — Reclaim Time and Space

Our feature this episode are on five recent releases from a much loved recent series from Longform Editions. The music curated by label owner Andrew Khedoori is about creating a space of musical discovery for extended pieces of exploratory, expansive and immersive music pieces from around the world. Our focus is on Bitchin Bajas is a trio from Chicago consisting of Cooper Crain, Rob Frye and Daniel Quinlivan. Blending electronics and acoustic instruments to create meditative, textured and pulsating compositions since 2010. We’ll also hear works from Matchess, Rimarimba, Primitive Motion and Sun Araw & Mitchell Brown.

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Quiet Space — #107 — The Wonderful Worlds of Nite Lite

This is a very special Quiet Space, exploring unknown worlds with Myste and Phil French, aka Nite Lite. They were the curators of the legendary Stunned Records label out of Portland, Oregon and the good news is they’ve returned with a wonderful new release in Landcestors. Nite Lite start with free-jamming and field recording around the mountainside they call home. Migratory birds, frogs, parties in the park, synth & guitar trancin’, and riparian wildlife all coalesce in Nite Lite’s ever-evolving audio mosaic. I’ve woven together a special mix of Nite Lite’s releases for this episode.

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