Edition 22 - 16/03/2018

March 16, 2018
On this week's Abstract Paradigms I don't talk much because my family dog died and I'm sad, but there's still great music to listen to. Have a listen at and tune back in next week when hopefully we get back to normal and the gig guide returns.
Compound - Amazed Onlooker [Altered States Tapes, 2018]
Music With My Insane Friend - Thereabouts [Self-released, 2018]
Activities of Daily Living - Consumption [Listen Records, 2018]
Horse Pills - A Parting Glance [Listen Records, 2018]
Ata Kak - Daa Nyinaa [Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2015]
The Slits - Man Next Door [On-U Sound Records, 2015]
Prince Far I - Nuclear Weapon [On-U Sound, 2015]

Edition 21 - 02/03/2018

March 2, 2018

A new edition of Abstract Paradigms in which I make several mistakes! See if you can spot them to win the super-prize! Thankfully, none of the music I play is included in those mistakes and the selection of tracks is in fact excellent.

This week's tracklist:
Snake & Friends - Forever New [RIP Society, 2018]
MoE - Mr Tokyo [Conradsound, 2016]
Divide and Dissolve - Assimilation [Dero Arcade, 2018]
Subespai - Overtime [Chemical Imbalance, 2018]
Product - Chrome [Self-released, 2018]
InfraGhosts - Phantom Pain [Self-released, 2018]
Civic - Sattelites [Anti Fade, 2018]
The Nightcrawlers - Geistesblitz [Anthology, 2018]


Edition 20 - 23/02/2018

February 23, 2018

The bell tolls! Don't worry, no one has died, it's time for new Abstract Paradigms to get you ready for an immense amount of live music happening this week! I really should get a better alarm so people stop asking me about funerals.

Tracklist for this week:
The Trendees - Motorcycle (Makes Loud Noise) [Albert's Basement, 2017]
Big Yawn - Lowlite [Fallopian Tunes, 2013]
Matthias Schack-Arnott - Fault Traces (Excerpt) [Self-released, 2017]
Real Love - You Can [Self-released, 2017]
Jannah Quill - Live at KORNER, Taipei 12.17 (Excerpt) [Self-released, 2017]
Rita Revell - No One Like Me [Happy Endin', 2014]
Eyeliner - Toy Dog [Beer on the Rug, 2015]
Bowlines - Waiting In Long Empty Spaces [Self-released, 2016]


Edition 19 - 16/02/2018

February 16, 2018

We're back to a bit of normality in the second month of the year, but now with episodes coming out on Fridays. This episode has plenty of music being played locally with some exciting new releases of different styles. I'm always on the lookout for new releases, so please feel free to send me links to stuff you think would fit the show!

This week's tracklist:
Mollusc - Touch it Up [It, 2018]
Mollusc - Relief (Papaphilia Remix) [It, 2018]
Filth Goddess - Red See [Outcome Unknown, 2017]
Centre Negative & Kraus - Horses Dreams [Spik & Span, 2018]
Moe Chee - Courtyard [Shame File, 2018]
The Ballbusters - Hate [Self-released, 2017]
Exek - Punishment [W.25th, 2018]
Elisabeth Dixon - Asherah [Trait, 2018]


Interview 5 - Cooper Bowman

January 31, 2018

Instead of a normal episode this week we're lucky enough to have another interview, this time with Altered States Tapes head and electronic musician Cooper Bowman. A driving force in many notable projects, Cooper makes non-functional dance music as Roman Nails, cathartic industrial as Kneeling Knave, and so much more that it's probably worth just giving his page on Discogs a read. In this interview we talk about the influence of growing up in Newcastle on his music, and Cooper's thoughts on the DIY approach, money in experimental music, and making music on a Nintendo DS.

Check out the Altered States Tapes Blogspot and Bandcamp, as well as Instagram and Soundcloud. Upcoming CB related gigs can be found here and here.

Cooper Bowman - Mosquito Jazz [Strange Rules, 2018]
Kneeling Knave - Stamina [Chondritic Sound, TBA]
Opal Beau - Club Panopticon [Altered States Tapes, TBA]
Loose-y Crunchè - Doof 2017 [Altered States Tapes, TBA]
Hitoshi Kojima - Divest [Altered States Tapes, TBA]
Sansibar - Sun [Altered States Tapes, TBA]
Roman Nails - Dusty Keys [TBA, TBA]


Interview 4 - Grace Kindellan

January 28, 2018

In this interview I have a chat with Grace Kindellan of Melbourne punk-band Wet Lips, and local label Hysterical Records. We talk about Grace's journey to starting Wet Lips, Wetfest, and Hysterical, as well as talk about the band's perseverance in the face of a patriarchal subculture. Check out some of Wet Lips' music at their Bandcamp and check out Hysterical Records' site for more information when you finish listening.

Wet Lips - Shame [Hysterical, 2017]
Shrimpwitch - Lust For A Kick [Hysterical, 2017]
Terrible Truths - See Straight [Bedroom Suck, 2015]
Jen Cloher- Strong Woman [Milk!, 2017]
Lazertits - Lil Sister [Hysterical, 2017]
Swim Team - Positively Hopeless [Hysterical, 2017]
Wet Lips - Hysteria [Hysterical, 2017]


Edition 18 - 24/01/2018

January 24, 2018

These busy times call for a quick turnaround. Can't make that meeting? Cancel it and listen to Abstract Paradigms instead. Plans change, but Abstract Paradigms stays the same - even when I try and make an episode really quickly.

This week's tracklist:
Ili Pika - Ideophone [Self-released, 2017]
Clinton Green - Setting for The Iliad [Frustration Jazz, 2018]
Oren Ambarchi / Kassel Jaeger / James Rushford - Pale [Black Truffle, 2016]


Edition 17 - 17/01/2018

January 17, 2018

In one of the earliest-in-the-morning uploads for Abstract Paradigms we take a look at some incredible local talent with shows coming up soon, an expat who made a return for Make It Up Club's anniversary, and a colossal gig guide for this weekend. Grab your coffee and headphones.

This week's tracklist:
Kandere - BB Goy [Self-released, 2017]
Timothy Evans - III [Sabbatical, 2014]
Erin K Taylor - liquidrocks [Works For Loudspeakers, 2016]
Scumwitch - Solomon [Self-released, 2017]
Sound of the Mountain - Side A (Amplified Clarinet and Amplified Trumpet) [Mystery and Wonder, 2017]
Ludodowwn - Cheer [Self-released, 2017]



Interview 3 - Sam Eckhardt

January 14, 2018
In the latest Abstract Paradigm Interview, I talk to Sam Eckhardt from Weirdo Mazic, Weirdo With a Dictaphone and Lulu's about DIY music, documenting Melbourne's underground scene, and tracking down rare bootlegs. We listen to some of the releases from Weirdo Mazic, as well as the YMO-backed record that inspired the name.
Russell Street Bombings - Russell Anthem [Weirdo Mazic, 2017]
Susan - Ah! Soka [Epic, 1980]
Hikashu - Puyo Puyo [Weirdo Mazic, 2016]
Suburban Lawns - Boyfriend [Weirdo Mazic, 2016]
Orion - Last [Weirdo Mazic, 2017]
Repairs - Live at Bar Open 5/5/2015 [Weirdo Mazic, 2017]
Flat Fix - Tighes Hill Tap Water [Weirdo Mazic, 2017]

Edition 16 - 10/01/2018

January 10, 2018

The holiday season is over and the vicious grind of reality is setting in, so Abstract Paradigms is back for the new year! Join in the fun by listening to some of the artists showcased at Make It Up Club's 20th Anniversary, check out some powerful sounds by Uboa and Slumberkitty, hear some new stuff from Jake Robertson's "Alien Nosejob" project, and check out Newcastle's e4444e before his upcoming Melbourne shows.

This week's tracklist:
Super Occult Cosmophon - Live The Tote, Melbourne, 27.09.2015 [Self-released, 2017]
Jim Denley - Guanajuato [Self-released, 2017]
e4444e - The Oarsman [Self-released, 2017]
Alien Nosejob - Guilt and Blame [Self-released, 2017]
Uboa & Slumberkitty - Please Get Home Safe [Self-released, 2018]
Hikashu - Entenka [Eastworld, 1980]