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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...

Duration: 00:57:16

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: This week’s tracklist: Singing Lessons - Store...

Duration: 00:58:34

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...

Duration: 01:30:30

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...

Duration: 01:05:20

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,...

Duration: 01:03:23

Interview 1 - Simon J Karis

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...

Duration: 01:42:59

Edition 11 - 15/11/2017

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]

Duration: 00:59:24

Edition 10 - 08/11/2017

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 -...

Duration: 01:05:41

Edition 9 - 01/11/2017

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...

Duration: 01:05:45

Edition 8 - 25/10/2017

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...

Duration: 01:09:45

Edition 7 - 18/10/2017

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,...

Duration: 01:16:54

Edition 6 - 11/10/2017

Today I picked up a new audio interface for recording this podcast. Will this mean higher quality audio? Will this mean I actually know what I’m talking about? Will this do anything??? Probably not, but the track list on this week’s show speaks for itself - sus it out and make sure you get to some live music this week. This week’s tracklist: Correct Line - Knee To Knee [Resistance / Restraint, 2016] Lost Few - Of Sculptured Ivy and Stone Flowers [Resistance / Restraint, 2017] V - La...

Duration: 01:07:16

Edition 5 - 04/10/2017

I think I talk more in this podcast than I have in previous episodes - although that doesn’t mean it’s high quality discourse. Will this, the first episode of spook-tober, scare you? Is there anything more scary than the current state of the world anyway? Let this podcast guide you to gigs that will help you get mad about it, or at least take your mind off it. This week’s tracklist: Perfume - Cool Water [Paradise Daily Records, 2017] Unique Oil Free Air - Techno For A Rainy Day...

Duration: 01:07:01

Edition 4 - 27/09/2017

Back on the internet with music played live in Melbourne over the past week, coming weeks, far past and probably never. This week’s tracklist: Jazz - Ford Broadmeadows [Bank Records, 2017] Francis Plagne - Beach, Dew, Candles [Mould Museum, 2016] Golden Syrup - Take Care [Nice Music, 2017] Sow Discord - I [Self released, 2016] Kompact Development - Nore [Vacant Valley, 2015] [...]

Duration: 01:03:56

Edition 3 - 13/09/2017

This week has a whole hog of music that is being played live soon or that you already missed. Golly gosh. This week’s tracklist: Gig guide on Facebook:

Duration: 01:06:55

Edition 2 - 06/09/2017

This week we pop over to Berlin to see what Necks percussionist Tony Buck is up to before going through a bunch of new releases, plus recent and upcoming performances. This week’s tracklist: Gig guide on Facebook:

Duration: 01:19:42

Edition 1 - 30/08/2017

Abstract Paradigms is back in podcast form. Join Michael Furner for over an hour of experimental and underground music with a focus on Melbourne. This week’s tracklist: Tracks used in intro and backing:

Duration: 01:18:47