Category: Quiet Space

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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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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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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Quiet Space — #92 – Melquíades

Melquíades is the solo project of Carlos Perea-Milla, who runs the Canigou, an Independent cassette label based between South East London and Málaga. Starting with acoustic instrumentation – flute, cello, piano – a touch of electric guitar – the music is processed and blended into a sun-drenched ambient blissful experience, with a touch of tape warp to create an engaging listen from start to finish. One of my favourite releases of the year so far! It’s our focus on this episode plus Thomas William Hill, Altars Altars and more.

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Quiet Space — #91 – Luke Sanger – Ancient Pathways (Premiere)

I’m very happy to premiere the new release from Luke Sanger, a musician from the UK who has been writing and performing electronic music for fifteen years. On Ancient Pathways, Luke turns to his modular synthesiser as the sole source of sound and arrangement. Luke coaxes delicate and intriguing tones and textures from his setup, it’s a gorgeously warm collection of percolating sounds perfect for helping you relax. Coming out this week on the ever reliable Serein label.

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Quiet Space — #90 – The Prowess of Western Edges

Our focus on this episode is on Western Edges, the new ambient/electronic solo project of Richard Adams, founder member, alongside his brother Chris, of the legendary Leeds band Hood. Since Hood went on hiatus in 2005, Richard Adams has recorded his music under the moniker of The Declining Winter, either solo or with help of friends. Prowess is made up of eight electronic tracks, of blissful ambience and shimmering electronics. These tracks were made to soundtrack the feelings Richard Adams had about the area where he lives in Saltaire, West Yorkshire and the Aire valley, while each one was inspired by a different photograph of the area.

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Quiet Space — #88 — A Tribute to Patrick Gibson

We celebrate the music of Patrick Gibson, who played an impressive role in Australia’s post-punk electronic landscape with bands such as The Systematics, Ya Ya Choral, No Night Sweats, Scattered Order, Famous and many, many more. He had a keen ear and a dry wit, his radio production work was astounding, having created programs for Radio National’s Night Air and with legendary producer Tony Barrell Sadly Patrick recently passed away – this show honours his great work from the past plus his more recent wizardry as On The Area Steps.

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Quiet Space — #87 — Josh Mason

Josh Mason is an explorer. His brand of ambient explores personal music — sounds derived from a variety of tools and various processing environments, both analog and digital, that examine themes of family, community, mental health and location.His latest on Florabelle, Coquina Dose is an album of uncommonly intimate gestures and reflections, many of which are inspired by Josh Mason’s lifelong home of Florida—what it means to live there, other people’s perceptions of it, and its unofficial status a “humidity kingdom.”

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Quiet Space — #86 — The Phonometrician

‘Mnemosyne’ is the debut album from Mexico City based multi-instrumentalist, film composer and sound preservationist Carlos Morales, who creates under the name The Phonometrician. ‘Mnemosyne’ is an album that asks what memories would sound like if they were captured through sound.

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Quiet Space — #85 — Folk Songs for Double Bass

On his debut album “Folk Songs for Double Bass”, Neal Heppleston takes a selection of popular folk songs with strong lyrical content, stripping them back to the basic melody to create worlds in which the lyrics live through the instrumentation. With contributions from Jim Ghedi, Sharron Krauss and Nick Jonah Davis, “Folk Songs for Double Bass” transposes traditional folk melodies onto the double bass and created soundscapes around them, building different worlds for them to live in.

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