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Edition 27 - 20/04/2018

Tasty treats for your ears this Friday! Listen in and then get out to some shows! Big gig guide, but if you want to suggest more hit me up at michael@abstractparadigms.com.au This week’s tracklist: Carolyn Connors - Housework A Problem Get Rid Of The House [Self-released, 2017] Sage Pbbbt - Charms (1) [Tone List, 2017] Betty Apple-鄭宜蘋 - I am in the rear room Ohne mich 我在後房沒有我 [Self-released, 2016] Spotting - Please [


Edition 26 - 13/04/2018

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 [ [...]


Edition 25 - 07/04/2018

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

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 -...


Edition 23 - 23/03/2018

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...


Edition 22 - 16/03/2018

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. Tracklist: 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 Glanc [...]


Edition 21 - 02/03/2018

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 [


Edition 20 - 23/02/2018

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,...


Edition 19 - 16/02/2018

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,...


Interview 5 - Cooper Bowman

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...


Interview 4 - Grace Kindellan

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. Tracklist: Wet Lips - Shame [Hysterical, 2017] Shrimpwitch - Lust...


Edition 18 - 24/01/2018

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

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...


Interview 3 - Sam Eckhardt

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. Tracklist: Russell Street Bombings - Russell Anthem [Weirdo Mazic, 2017] Susan - Ah! Soka [Epic, 1980] Hikashu - Puyo Puyo [Weirdo Mazic, 2016] Suburban...


Edition 16 - 10/01/2018

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,...


Edition 15 - 13/12/2017

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...


Edition 14 - 06/12/2017

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...


Interview 2 - Nat Grant

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...


Edition 13 - 29/11/2017

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...


Edition 12 - 23/11/2017

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,...


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