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Tracing Spaces is a meditative music interview podcast featuring ambient, electronic, and experimental luminaries. It is hosted by Toronto-based writer/musician Jesse Locke and produced by Telephone Explosion Records.

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Tracing Spaces is a meditative music interview podcast featuring ambient, electronic, and experimental luminaries. It is hosted by Toronto-based writer/musician Jesse Locke and produced by Telephone Explosion Records.

    Vanessa Briscoe Hay

    Vanessa Briscoe Hay

    This week's episode features Vanessa Briscoe Hay, the singer of legendary post-punk band Pylon! She shares stories of the B-52s, R.E.M., Ru Paul, and other oddball artists who helped put the band's hometown of Athens, Georgia on the subcultural map. Pylon recently released a massive 4LP box set on New West Records, collecting their original run of albums with a healthy selection of rarities never heard before. 
    If you enjoy this interview, please leave us a rating or review wherever you listen to podcasts, share it with a friend, and consider donating to our Patreon linked below. As an added bonus, we are now offering our patrons 15% off all releases from Telephone Explosion Records. Tracing Spaces is a labour of love and we can only keep making it with your support.
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    https://www.telephoneexplosion.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Kate NV

    Kate NV

    Russian musician Kate NV (a.k.a. Ekaterina Shilonosova) is a multi-faceted artist who slips between genres like the costumed characters she inhabits in her photos and videos. Her latest solo album Room for the Moon (RVNG Intl.) is a one-woman show with a cast of characters singing in five different languages set against neon-hued backdrops of electronic hooks. NV wears influences on her sleeves that include Japanese City Pop and cartoons that shaped her as a child such as the uncensored version of Sailor Moon, discussed at length in this interview. She waves an entirely different flag as the vocalist/guitarist of post-punk group Glintshake, and provides some tantalizing hints about the new music she's hoping to release in 2021.
    If you enjoy this interview, please leave us a rating or review wherever you listen to podcasts, share it with a friend, and consider donating to our Patreon linked below. As an added bonus, we are now offering our patrons 15% off all releases from Telephone Explosion Records. Tracing Spaces is a labour of love and we can only keep making it with your support.
    https://www.patreon.com/tracingspaces
    https://www.telephoneexplosion.com/

    • 39 min
    Craig Kupka

    Craig Kupka

    In the early 1980s, Californian trombonist and composer Craig Kupka recorded a pair of gorgeously flowing instrumental albums for Folkways Records. Clouds and Crystals were created with the express purpose of accompanying the cool down period of modern dance classes taught by his romantic partner, and have become celebrated releases in the cosmos of new age. Our conversation jumps from Craig’s early inspirations to his use of cannabis to inspire creativity, and concludes with some stories of his second life as a polka musician.


    If you enjoy this interview, please leave us a rating or review wherever you listen to podcasts, share it with a friend, and consider donating to our Patreon linked below. As an added bonus, we are now offering our patrons 15% off all releases from Telephone Explosion Records. Tracing Spaces is a labour of love and we can only keep making it with your support.
    https://www.patreon.com/tracingspaces
    https://www.telephoneexplosion.com/

    • 29 min
    Lora Logic

    Lora Logic

    This week’s episode features Lora Logic in her first ever podcast appearance! The British post-punk legend recounts the stories of how she joined X-Ray Spex on saxophone at age 15, was subsequently ejected from the group, and formed her new band Essential Logic. Lora also shares some anecdotes on her collaborations throughout the years, the harrowing experience that led her to join the Hare Krishnas, and ends with a sneak preview of the new music she's planning to release in the near future!
    If you enjoy this interview, please leave us a rating or review wherever you listen to podcasts, share it with a friend, and consider donating to our Patreon linked below. Tracing Spaces is a labour of love and we can only keep making it with your support.
    https://www.patreon.com/tracingspaces

    • 45 min
    John Mills-Cockell

    John Mills-Cockell

    This week’s episode tumbles from the vault to feature an interview with Canadian synth hero John Mills-Cockell, best known for his work with Syrinx and Intersystems. Recorded in spring 2020 when a Syrinx reunion show at the festival Le Guess Who? still seemed possible, our conversation covers decades of ground. Beginning with stories of how John tried out to play keyboards for Yes, it travels through his experiences with the Vancouver group Hydro Electric Streetcar, the unpredictable nature of Intersystems live performances, and two upcoming projects inspired by his sensory expanding work from the psychedelic ’60s.
    If you enjoy this interview, please leave us a rating or review wherever you listen to podcasts, share it with a friend, and consider donating to our Patreon linked below. Tracing Spaces is a labour of love and we can only keep making it with your support.
    https://www.patreon.com/tracingspaces

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sarah Davachi

    Sarah Davachi

    "I make the kind of music that I do because it helps me," says Sarah Davachi. Throughout her prolific discography, the experimental composer has used extended tones and sounds associated with sacred spaces to slow down the frenzied pace of everyday life. Davachi's latest album Cantus, Descant augments recordings made on pipe organs with the haunting sound of her own vocals. In this conversation, we talk about our shared hometown of Calgary, overlooked elements of classic rock, the tour dates she was supposed to go on with Thom Yorke, and much more.

    If you enjoy this interview, please leave us a rating or review wherever you listen to podcasts, share it with a friend, and consider donating to our Patreon linked below. Tracing Spaces is a labour of love and we can only keep making it with your support.
    https://www.patreon.com/tracingspaces

    • 48 min

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