Category: Quiet Space

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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Quiet Space — #106 – Slow Walking

Greg Baird in recent years has created some gorgeous works under the name Moss Covered Technology on Eilean Rec. Fluid Audio and Hibernate Records. On this his debut for Polar Seas Recordings – Slow Walking – reveals lush synthesized ambience, compelling textures and attention to detail which makes for a deep and rewarding listen. It’s our focus on this edition of the Quiet .

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Quiet Space — #105 – Interior Currents

Interior Currents is the creation of Andrew Tasselmyer (Hotel Neon, Grey Skies)  and ‘sound-sculptor’ Patrick Spatz. They’ve teamed up to create a gorgeous ‘old-school’ ambient album of using only acoustic and analog instruments recorded onto tape. Another essential release on Constellation Tatsu. As well, ean xcellent new soundscape from Katie Addada Shlon and another in the mind blowing series from Longform Editions, the work of Kajsa Lindgren.

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Quiet Space — #104 – Aquarium Of The Afterlife

Finally getting to feature this impressive release from Baltimore’s PJ Dorsey. He has traversed a lifelong journey delving into psychoactive music which can alter one’s cognitive and conscious state. He harnesses his experiences to create music as Tarotplane. Using guitar, effects and processing he produces time suspending soundscapes – immersive music for merging the mind and body. His latest full length on the excellent Beyond Beyond is Beyond label is The Misunderstood Abandoned Aquarium Of The Afterlife. Magic sounds.

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Quiet Space — #103 – How To Empty A Cup

How To Empty A Cup is inspired by the sounds of the Danny Scott Lane’s immediate surroundings: children playing outside of the window, a teachers strike, the bird’s nest above the street sign, crickets in the bush near the parking lot. On this his debut album, the talented photographer applies attention to detail using subtle instrumentation with wind and strings on a release recorded almost entirely in the rain. A wonderful listening experience.

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Quiet Space — #101 – Lone Voyager, Lieven Martens Moana

A focus on this edition of one of my favourite artists, Lieven Martens Moanna (formally known as Dolphins Into The Future). He’s also got more pseudonyms than I’ve had hot dinners. His latest release for the Longform Editions imprint is a hypnotic layering of of choral voices – at certain points you hear 11 times the same part overlaid. Thus 11 x 18 singers = 198 singers! That new work is the centrepiece of a mix that shows through various recording techniques how he creates a conceptual form of exotic music that travels beyond the pure description. Amazing. Please discover all his works….

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