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Edition 39 - January 2019 w/ Kate Reid

There's a great combination of new, old, Melbourne and interstate music to start the new year off with. Plus, a really great interview with Kate Reid from It Records! Tracklist: Bananagun - Do Yeah [Anti-Fade, 2019] Barega Sax Quartet - Pleasure Savors the Sweet Instructions [Self-released, 2017] Banish - Death On The Installment Plan [Self-released, 2018] The Native Cats - Mètre des Archives [Rough Skies, 2018] Low Life - The Pitts [Cool Death, 2019] Miles Brown - Electrics [It,...


Edition 38 - December 2018 w/ Jonathan Griffiths

The end of another year is upon us, but don't fret. There's a whole slather of new music to get you through the silly season, plus an interview with close friend Jonathan Griffiths - an emerging composer and percussionist experimenting with using compositional techniques from Balinese Gamelan in Afrobeat. There's some hot exclusive tracks here - don't miss out. Get Jonathan's recital here: https://jonathangriffiths.bandcamp.com/album/jg-honours-recital Tracklist: J Macfarlane's Reality...


Edition 37 - November 2018

This month's podcast has no interview but tons of very good music. October and early November have been good to music fans. Tracklist: U-Bahn - Right Swipe [Weirdo Mazic, 2018] A+ - Deep End [Self-released, 2018] Parsnip - Feeling Small [Anti-Fade, 2018] Low Flung - Deep Dribble [Butter Sessions, 2018] Unicron - Quito [Tandem Tapes, 2018] Little Songs of the Mutilated - John, I'm sorry but extraterrestrials from Andromeda voted to abolish frying Mozart's powdered wig quickly...


Edition 36 - October 2018 w/ Clinton Green

You've made it to the start of another month with minimal casualties. It's the first Friday so you can continue "Living In Excellence™" listening to this podcast with a bunch of excellent music and an interview with the legendary Clinton Green from Shame File Music. Tracklist for Edition 36 – October 2018: Activities of Daily Living - Space (Papaphilia Remix) [Tender Collection, 2018] Nun - Turning Out [Aarght, 2018] Shrimpwitch - Digestion [Psychic Hysteria, 2018] Constant Mongrel -...


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...