Edition 26 - 13/04/2018

April 13, 2018

Take the time away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and fall into the caring arms of the podcast nine out of ten critics agree "comes out on a Friday".

This week's tracklist:
Masses - Worthy [Lost in Fog, 2018]
Nick Dan - Miucaud [Self-released, 2018]
Orbits - Who put bella down the wych elm? [Whalesmouth, 2014]
Blank Realm - Revanche [Hobbies Galore, 2018]
The Green Child - Traveller [Hobbies Galore, 2018]
Celiac - Ride or Die [Self-released, 2018]
Activities of Daily Living - None of your business [Self-released, 2018]
Opal Beau - Bronze Mirror [Altered States Tapes, 2018]
Loose-y Crunché - Chatty Reptile [Altered States Tapes, 2018]


Edition 25 - 07/04/2018

April 7, 2018

This week's episode is late and short, but let's all have a good fun time and enjoy the pleasant weather. Back to normal next week.

This week's tracklist:
ZÖJ - Doostet Daram Baba Jan [Self-released, 2018]
Yoshitake Kawai - Blue [Self-released, 2018]
Lara Kills - Hypnic [Self-released, 2017]
Slag Queens - lena [Listen, 2018]
Mara - Map (onishi) [Self-released, 2017]


Edition 24 - 30/03/2018

March 30, 2018

This week's episode has a surprising amount of live recordings of bands given that the gig guide is briefer than usual. They are all of the finest quality, however, and serve to get you ready to see these bands in the near future right here in this very city.

Remember that if you have any ideas for stuff I should play, or gigs I should put in the gig guide that I love to hear from you. Send a message on facebook or email michael@abstractparadigms.com.au.

This week's tracklist:
Crash - Live@TheTote 07.02.18 [Self-released, 2018]
B.C. - Estranged [Self-released, 2017]
Torrential Brain - Night Heron Live [Ambigious Utopia, 2018]
Insomnicide - Entropy [Self-released, 2017]
A demon sheen - The Tension of Bells and Beaks [Self-released, 2018]
Bura Bura - City Prison [Moontown, 2018]
Club Sound Witches - K-9 [Moontown, 2018]


Edition 23 - 23/03/2018

March 23, 2018

A massive but not very long episode with a bunch of cool new releases and stuff being played locally right now. Like, right when this is uploaded.

This week's tracklist:
Lawrence English - Sonambulist [Room40, 2017]
Piss Factory - 377 [Psychic Hysteria, 2018]
Todd Anderson-Kunert - It's Taking Forever [nonlinear, 2018]
Shelly Knotts - Chroma [Self-released, 2015]
Den - Into the Ether [Paradise Daily, 2018]
NKDX - Mash Down Rome [Paradise Daily, 2018]
Dianas - Heart of Me [Healthy Tapes, 2017]
Rik Rue - cowboy click [Shame File Music, 2018]


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]