Category: Quiet Space

Quiet Space — #67 — Shimmer

For about fifteen years Gavin Miller has been pioneering mixing ambient, post-rock and electronica. His latest, Shimmer on the excellent Sound in Silence imprint, showcases Miller’s atmospheric side by presenting a long-form composition, divided into six parts. The electronic beats are left behind and only dreamy soundscapes and soothing atmospheres remain. As well Ian Hawgood, Ben Rath and Xiphiidae.

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Quiet Space — #66 — Diving Into Never Anything

Our focus on this episode, Never Anything Records from Portland, Oregon that have been releasing wonderful cassettes since 2015. Their aim is to release music not anchored by genre – to surprise, be consistent and overall have a unifying visual aesthetic. So far over the course of 43 releases, they have stuck to that goal. In this special mix, we will hear works from Peter Kris, Event Cloak, Danketsu 9, Nils Quak, Talk West and many more.

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Quiet Space — #65— The Harmonious Confluence of Hibernis

Welsh label Serein has an excellent record for engaging modern classical/experimental releases and the latest is incredible. Hibernis is the synthesis of John Hughes’ evocative soundscapes and Lindsay Anderson’s vocal and melodic contributions. The two bring their unique talents together in a harmonious confluence where the listener is guided on a soothing and often surreal journey. Their release, Middle of The Meds is our feature release for this edition.

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Quiet Space — #63 — Patterns

A themed show around patterns with our feature release from N Chambers – an excellent new deep listening experience on Longform Editions. Emerging from a love of early electronics, concrete/tape music, soundtracks and early new age, Norm Chambers – formerly working as Panabrite – creates worlds of sound that touch on many elements and moods, from spatially motivated ambient to aspects of minimalist composition and improvisation.

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Quiet Space — #62 — Translocation

Our feature release is the excellent Volume Flow, the latest album from UK based duo Pausal, an audio and visual art project of Alex Smalley and Simon Bainton. The duo decided to return to their ambient roots to produce several lengthy improvised pieces which is deeply inspired by nature and the environment.

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Quiet Space — #59 — Tinderbox

Featuring the work of guitarist John Encarnacao, with his trio Espadrille. Tinderbox is an album soaked in the heat haze of the Australian summer, played with great restraint by three musicians responding to both the requirements of a compositional frame and each other in the moment. As well, the hypnotic debut from Ezra Feiberg – Pentimento and Others will be a Quiet Space favourite this year and Aaron Martin returns with yet another gorgeous collection of string drones.

We’re featuring an excellent new work from guitarist John Encarnacao, who created an aleatoric score for the play Tinderbox written by Alana Valentine and directed by Zoë Carides for Darlinghurst Theatre. It was performed live in the studio by improvising trio Espadrille. , played with great restraint by three musicians responding to both the requirements of a compositional frame and each other in the moment.

As well, the excellent debut release from Ezra Feinberg, a mixture of minimal classical works and West African Guitar Music and Aaron Martin’s new work – a collaboration with visual artist Yusuf Sevinçli.

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Quiet Space — #58 — Q Space

Longform Editions is an ongoing series of music pieces curated to foster and celebrate immersive listening experiences for the musically adventurous. We’re featuring the work of Lee Noble, a composer from Nashville whose audio work has focused on the in-between places of music forms, where synthesizer composition and folk traditions start to meet. As well, new works from David Newlyn and Fabio Orsi.

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Quiet Space — #57 — Staccato Signals

For many years I’ve played the music of Ben Chatwin – mostly under his guise of Talvihorros. In recent years Ben has created compelling works under his own name, his latest, Staccato Signals is a bolder and more ambitious record than anything he has written before.

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Quiet Space — #56 — Spectra

Spectra is a journey. Tom Hall delivers here an impressive work based on the concept of “surround”. Merging a daily practice of experimentation, the research on polyrhythms and syncopation, and the use of mathematical formulas connected with our world, Tom creates a vast environmental based music.

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