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]


Edition 15 - 13/12/2017

December 13, 2017

The final regular Abstract Paradigms for the year is here with Christmas bells on and ready to fill your stocking with quality music goodness. With Christmas parties and end of year celebrations aplenty, there's a bunch of cool local stuff being performed which I could get ideas for the show from.

Join us again on Sunday for another entry into our interview series!

This week's tracklist:
Letraset - A Swim [Chapter, 2002]
Big Yawn - Ort [Data Arts Group, 2017]
Cooper Bowman - A1 [Altered States Tapes, 2017]
Hideous Towns - Stranger's Doors [Self-released, 2017]
Golden Scalpel - Curse [Hidiotic, 2017]
iubar project  & Modus Op - Untold [Clan Analogue, 2017]
SPAWN - 420 stoned over [Self-released, 2017]
Little Songs Of The Mutilated - A subtle transition from wasting away quickly, to a fluffy retail position [Self-released, 2017]


Edition 14 - 06/12/2017

December 6, 2017

This week on Abstract Paradigms we take a brief peek into an Austrian university before coming back to hear some new and upcoming releases. There's some delightful stuff being played live which we give some time to before getting in our time machine to listen to an unsung pioneer of avant-garde electronic music.

The information about Jack Ellitt I mention in the podcast can be found here: http://www.shamefilemusic.com/ellitt.html

This week's tracklist:
Singing Lessons - Store [Self-released, 2017]
Laila Sakini & Lucy Van - False Ceiling [Purely Physical, 2017]
Muze - Live @ University Vienna [Self-released, 2016]
Makeda - Imperial Tailwind [Body Promise, 2017]
Trevor - Go Quick [?, 2017]
Total Control - Laughing at the System 1 [Alter, 2017]
Regional Curse - Sensual No More [Moontown, 2015]
Simon Cotter - Pianta Road [Aficionado, 2017]
Jack Ellitt - Journey #1 [Shame File, 2017]


Interview 2 - Nat Grant

December 4, 2017

For number two in our interview series, we're lucky enough to present this hour and a half long episode with fantastic Melbourne-based percussionist, sound artist, and composer Nat Grant. Nat has composed for theatre, dance, installations, and is a seasoned improvisor. She holds a PhD in composition from VCA and has been actively performing in Melbourne and worldwide for over 10 years. In addition, she also runs the excellent interview blog Hey Drums, focusing on female and non-binary drummers, and is currently preparing the Prima Donna podcast - focusing on the stories of older Australian female artists. In this interview we go all the way back to high school when Nat first picked up drumsticks through to today. Rest assured, this is NOT the Christian pop singer.

LSO Percussion Ensemble - Music For Pieces Of Wood (Steve Reich) [LSO Live, 2016]
Nat Grant & Richie Cyngler - Live at Make It Up Club 10/10/2017


Edition 13 - 29/11/2017

November 29, 2017

This week Abstract Paradigms experiments with an early afternoon release so you have something to listen to when you knock off work. The first beer goes down better when you're listening to a bunch of new releases and music that is happening locally over the next week. Get inspired to have that second beer at a local music venue, rather than alone at home, in the dark, with your headphones.

Tune in Sunday for the second in the Abstract Paradigms Interview Series, this time with Melbourne percussionist and composer Nat Grant!

This week's tracklist:
ju ca - Promise of Virtue [Phinery, 2017]
Great Rack And An Empty Club Reverb - Live at Hippo Co [Self-released, 2017]
Music Yared - Seberta [Self-released, 2017]
Ren Walters, Clinton Green & Michael McNab - Readymade Marimba [Shame File, 2017]
Haraam - Would You? [Self-released, 2017]
Depresija - Izniciat [Union Jerk, 2017]
Traffic Island Sound - Ultimate Realistic [Moontown, 2016]
Rosalind Hall and Judith Hamann - I [Caduc, 2017]
Nat Grant - Feeding [Self-released, 2017]


Edition 12 - 23/11/2017

November 23, 2017

Abstract Paradigms is running late. A day late and a buck short? Nah, there's some really good music here to get you through until your next payday. In this episode we hear some manipulated found sounds, erratic guitar, and a noisey industrial master who has flown all the way from New York to play a tiny record store / bar in Carlton (that is definitely the only reason). Don't delay.

Tracklist for 23/11/2017:
Tarab + Artificial Memory Trace - Exchange / Transform 2A [Crónica, 2018]
Pharmakon - Sleepwalking Form [Sacred Bones, 2017]
Melbourne Drone Orchestra - Excerpt 2 [Musikunst, 2014]
Body Maintenance - Transit [Self-released, 2017]
ERCHA - Live at Make It Up Club - Jan 2017 [Self-released, 2017]
Diploid - I Can Feel Someones Eyes On Me... [Art As Catharsis, 2017]
Undecisive God - Agnosis of Postcreate Determinism [Shame File, 2011]


Interview 1 - Simon J Karis

November 19, 2017

Abstract Paradigms is proud to present the first in a recurring series of interviews, slated for release every couple of Sundays. The first of these is with sound artist, labelhead at Nice Music, and owner at Polyester Records Simon J Karis. This interview, recorded at Polyester on August 29, 2017 covered Simon's history with making music, running the label, and Polyester records. We went back to an early 2000s Geocities page, and Simon picked 5 tracks for us to listen to near the end.

Tracklist for Interview 1 - Simon J Karis:
Match Fixer - Attempts I [Nice Music, 2017]
Simon J Karis - Nut Crunch [Self Released, 2013]
Cocks Arquette - Pointlessly Vindictive [OSCL, 2012]
Hyde - International Moss [Nice Music, 2017]
Simon J Karis - Romance [Nice Music, 2017]
Bead - See You Run [Self released, 2017]
Lorenzo Senni - Win In The Flat World [Warp, 2016]
B L A C K I E - Academy Academy [Self released, 2017]
Small World Experience - Sugar Beats [Tenth Court, 2017]
Suburban Lawns - Janitor [IRS, 1981]


Edition 11 - 15/11/2017

November 15, 2017

It's a historic day - and for once it's not just because there's a new edition of Abstract Paradigms. When you get home from your partying, settle in with a nice warm cup of podcast.

This week's tracklist:
norachi - C376 [Butter Sessions / NOISE IN MY HEAD, 2017]
Booshank - Bully (Deep Daddy) [BSR / NIMH, 2017]
Ari Sharp - Desired By None [Self-released, 2016]
CORIN - fatal redemption [Self-released, 2017]
I Hold The Lion's Paw - Afro 2 [Self-released, 2016]
WET KISS - N00b [Self-released, 2017]
Muddy Lawrence - Ochanomizu Subway Station [Self-released, 2017]