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]

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