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]


Edition 10 - 08/11/2017

November 8, 2017

There's nothing quite like an ice cold beer to celebrate 10 editions of Abstract Paradigms. Truly, the past 10 weeks have been like no other for the people of Melbourne, Australia, and the world. Be part of history by listening to some good music, or, you know, doing something worthwhile instead.

This week's tracklist:
Matthew Revert - I Belong To It All [Kye, 2017]
Eves - Svaha [Self-released, 2017]
Miranda Liebscher - I Can't Articulate My Anger [Self-released, 2017]
Container - JAIL [Self-released, 2017]
ASPS - SWARM [Self-released, 2014]
Nun - Immersion (Enderie Remix two) [Self-released, 2017]
3/3 - Always [2007, Shadoks] (Originally self-released 1975)
9T Antiope - Anaphase [eilean rec., 2017]


Edition 9 - 01/11/2017

November 1, 2017

November has come so we can all sleep easy knowing the dream-skeleton is locked away for another year. Don't be too complacent though, as my voice might give you a shocking fright juxtaposed against the excellent sounds of today's episode. With local artists and interstate wanderers, sonic explorers and sound collaborators, there's plenty of stuff here to digest.

This week's tracklist:
Anthony Pateras & Erkki Veltheim - The Slow Creep of Convenience (Excerpt) [Immediata, 2017]
Amplified Elephants - AnimuHowl [X-Alt, 2012]
Lisa Lerkenfeldt - Bed Linen II [Vienna Press, 2017]
Victorine Meurent - Bachelors (Three Kinds of Figs in Four Kinds Of Light) [AughtVoid, 2017]
J. Campbell - Hunter River at Dusk [Summer Isle, 2017]
Kane Ikin - Crosstalk [Type, 2016]
Nasho - Candid Streets [Self-released, 2017]


Edition 8 - 25/10/2017

October 25, 2017

For generations anglers across the globe have used the humble maggot as prey to reel in the mythical "big one". This week I adopt a similar approach, making use of the lineup of Maggot Fest to reel in the deadliest catch - you, the listener. Throw in some musique concrète from local artists Red Wine & Sugar and a brand new drone piece from Melbourne's DFFDL and we've got sides and drink to go with it.

This week's tracklist:
Red Red Krovvy - To Do List [Helta Skelta, 2017]
Ubik - Andrew Bolt's Twitter Account [Lost in Fog, 2016]
Oily Boys - Cabramaverick [Self released, 2017]
Red Wine and Sugar - Wherever You Go, Make it so You Were Barely Ever There [Index Clean, 2017]
The Roamin' Catholics - T.F.A. [Repressed Records, 2017]
M.O.B. - Exit Lane [Paradise Daily, 2016]
Exek - Replicate [Another Dark Age, 2015]
White Walls - Summit [Black Wire, 2017]
DFFDL - And Drifted (pt. 1) [Frustration Jazz, 2017]


Edition 7 - 18/10/2017

October 18, 2017
This week there's more than enough for everyone with music from a variety of upcoming shows, as well as highly anticipated releases, glitchy opera, buchla virtuosity and hand-made instruments. The gig guide is very Friday heavy, so you've got no excuses this time buddy - get out there on the weekend and support cool shit.
This week's tracklist:
Enderie - Stopped Memory [A Guide To Saints, 2017]
WIREHEADS - Indian Pacific Express [Tenth Court, 2017]
Crude - Very Low Frequency, Very Low Income [Self-released, 2017]
Lalić - Today Transmitions [Self-released, 2017]
Parsnip - Health [ANTI FADE records, 2017]
Hot Topic - Your Friend Mine [Hobbies Galore, 2017]
Textile Audio - Land of Hades [Wood and Wire, 2013]
The Overtone Ensemble - Scintillation [Important Records, 2016]
Suzanne Ciani - Concert at WBAI Free Music Store [Finders Keepers Records, 2016]