Category: Quiet Space

Quiet Space — #219 — Excavation Patterns

Alex Carpenter is an Australian-born artist and researcher living in New York City. In the words of Luke Altman, curator of the de la Catessan label, “”As Excavation Patterns creeps and smothers, winds and bonds, it takes the shape of its ancient host, the Symphony. Excavation Patterns itself isn’t a symphony, but it is draped over the Symphony, lovingly, like a verdant shroud.” This is an incredible work that is highly recommended.

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Quiet Space — #217 — Isthmus

Seamus O’Muineachain is an ambient/minimal composer and multi-instrumentalist who has just released his sixth album, Isthmus. The piano based album is a sonic exploration of his hometown, Belmullet, on the remote isthmus of the mullet peninsula. The album marries piano, cello from collaborator Akito Goto, explorative synths, minimal percussion, treated guitars, and smartphone field recordings. Highly recommended.

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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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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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