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Edition 35 - September 2018 w/ Emily Bennett

Here we have it! Abstract Paradigms returns triumphant with a bunch of music for your ears and an interview for your consideration. This month I’m interviewing Emily Bennett from Great Rack and An Empty Club Reverb about how she came to make music and her various projects with sound and arts practice. The gig guide for the month can be found in the podcast near the end and also on our Facebook page. Tracklist for Edition 35 – September 2018: Sleep D- Head Flip [Altered States Tapes,...


Edition 34 - 15/06/2018

Cold weather means I move slowly, so here's a podcast released nice and late. This week's tracklist: HTRK - Mentions [Mistletone, 2018] Blood of a Pomegranate - Labyrinthian Dreamscape pt​.​1 [Self-released, 2018] Futuro Fosil - ATA01 [Self-released, 2018] Mares - Astound [Psychic Hysteria, 2018] Adam Simmons & Brian O'Dwyer - Autophysiopsychic [Bleeemo, 2018] HABITS - LIMP [Self-released, 2018] Smarts - Golden Arches [Anti Fade, 2018] Universal Social Acid - Dawfrak [Self-released,...


Edition 33 - 08/06/2018

Jumping around some current locals, ex-locals and current tourists. This week's tracklist: Yumgod - Tawag Lang Balik [TSV, 2018] Joe Talia - Clouded Night Pt 1 [Black Truffle, 2018] Pinch Points - Teflon [Self-released, 2018] Nina Buchanen - Varta [Nice Music, 2018] Subespai & Doxylamine - Mountain Approach [Eupcaccia Records, 2018] Andrew Tuttle - Reflections on the Twilight [Someone Good, 2018] Time For Dreams - Death of a Disco Dancer [it, 2018]


Edition 32 - 02/06/2018

Winter is here and so is a new episode. A good mix of experimental and punky sounds on this week's show. This week's tracklist: Ubik - Nausea (X) [Lost in Fog / Helta Skelta, 2018] bodies - Take Me With You [Self-released, 2018] Muddy Lawrence - My Mind And Body Have Failed Me [Self-released, 2018] Great Rack and An Empty Club Reverb - Cheryl [Self-released, 2018] Alien Nosejob - Caffeine OD [Self-released, 2018] Debbie Downers - Louis & David [Helta Skelta, 2018] Call Compatible -...


Edition 31 - 18/05/2018

Music to get you through the cold week. This week's tracklist: Mild3w - K3y [Self-released, 2018] Caustic Grip - Hollow [Self-released, 2018] Stephen O'Malley & Anthony Pateras - Reve Noir [I] [Immediata, 2018] deepspace - Fields of White Grass [Self-released, 2018] Respuesta Alternativa - De Paso [Left Ear, 2018] Jasmine Guffond - Kin Hue [listenagain, 2018]


Edition 30 - 11/05/2018

Edition 30 of the podcast takes a diversion to provide some quality entertainment that isn't just being made and played in Melbourne. Before we get to that though, I do share plenty of stuff being played right under your nose. This week's tracklist: Premium Fantasy - Night Detective [Self-released, 2018] Nightclub - Club Night Zero [Weirdo Mazic, 2018] James Worse - Glundertone [Self-released, 2018] Miranda Liebscher / Automatic Terror Machine - Live at Aeso Studio, 26/08/2017 (excerpt)...


Edition 29 - 04/05/2018

Time for podcast! Lots of music coming out soon, both in terms of releases and gigs! This Week's Tracklist: Alex Macfarlane - Square Guy In A Round World [Hobbies Galore, 2018] Fia Fiell - At The First Clear Word [Nice Music, 2018] WPH - Like A Swarm [Nice Music, 2018] The Stroppies - Maddest Moments [Tough Love, 2018] Klein - Last Chance [Self-released, 2018] Rashad Becker - themes viii [Pan, 2016] Street Hassle - Runaway [Self-released, 2018]


Edition 28 - 27/04/2018

Every week on Abstract Paradigms we try and break free of the chains of release schedules and commitments, but we never seem to crack it. Despite our failures, we push on, and this week I've collected some sweet new releases and tracks from overseas artists playing in the coming week. Let me know of anything you think I should play or add to the gig guide at michael@abstractparadigms.com.au. This week's tracklist: Nat Grant - Marengo (Excerpt) [Ventor, 2018] Exogene - Bell Toll...


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 [Aarght, 2017] Badskin - where was i (Part 1) [brierfield flood press,...


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 [Self-released, 2018] Activities of Daily...


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 Glance [Listen...


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 [Self-released,...


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, 2017] Jannah...


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 on...


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]