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The Shadow Knows — Issue Three Contents, Intro/Outro

Intro

Welcome to our third issue which is packed full of interviews with musicians from around the world, including some who were connected to Mo’ Wax Records as celebration of that labels 30 year anniversary. We’ll also have more online in the coming months, so don’t forget to check the website and buy a print copy from our store.

Contents

Freddy Logan and The Three Out — The Three Out were an Australian jazz trio who released two albums during the 1960s. While pianist Mike Nock and drummer Chris Karan are well known among jazz fans, not much has been written about Freddy. Making this the most extensive biography of him yet.

Oksana Linde — Buh Records have released the debut album from Oksana Linde, originally recorded between 1983–89. From her home in Venezuela, we exchanged emails earlier this year about the album and her career, which was unfortunately overshadowed by the ongoing war in Ukraine where her parents were born.

Luis Alvarado — The founder of Buh Records discusses Oksana Linde’s new album and his label which he runs in Peru.

Bunyip Trax — After hearing one of their LPs by chance, I reached out to Bunyip Trax’s Christopher L Ghill to find out more about his label who specialise in ambience and noise.

Garden Seat — Jaxon Bailey-Banks invited me to chat with himself and Zeb Olsen about their lo-fi label Garden Seat, their event space Static Open, and some of the bands he’s listening to.

Nicole Willis — Nicole was part of Repercussions, a group from New York who released two albums in the 1990s. After Repercussions, and many collaborations and solo endeavours, Nicole is now working in film production. She shared memories of her early days in New York, releasing a record on Mo’Wax, and what she’s been up to lately.

Rich Thair — Following a European tour in support of the latest Red Snapper album, Rich chatted with me about his early days in Sweatmouth and some unreleased Mo’ Wax recordings.

Parsley Sound — After releasing their debut album right when their label Mo’ Wax was closing down, the duo of Parsley Sound released a second album before moving on to other projects. With the release of their latest collaboration as Shelton Street Orchestra, they granted me a career spanning interview.

Reviews — So much music, so little time. Here’s some of what was listened to while putting together this issue. Also reviewed, books on Medway bands The Delmonas and Thee Headcoatees, hip hop photographed in France, and an Australian jazz tour that brought out the worst from the land down under.

Outro

That’s all for now, but we’ll be back at the end of 2022 with issue four.

As always, thank you to everyone who helped bring this issue together. Whether you shared images, granted an interview, or sent through some kind words, it’s all appreciated.

The response to last issue’s article about Tony Lawrence was amazing. So many people from around the world read it and shared it online, and someone even rewrote Tony Lawrence’s Wikipedia page based on the article and the research I did. That felt amazing that my work was seen and shared by so many people.

This issue I went in depth on Freddy Logan, and I’m hoping to expand that research into a book in the future. So if you know anything about Freddy Logan please reach out.

Originally there was going to be a few more feature articles in this issue too, but it was getting massive so I’ll save them for issue four. Still, it was great to interview so many people who were happy to take time out to chat. Thank you!

As always, if there’s something you think should be featured next time, something I missed, or you just have a general comment or thought, please send it through. It’s always appreciated.

Plus, make sure to check the website for extra content that will supplement this issue too. I try to publish an extra article each month, and occasionally do mixes.

Until next time,

James Gaunt
Editor, The Shadow Knows
www.theshadowknows.com.au
editor@theshadowknows.com.au
@theshadowknowsmag

The Shadow Knows was produced in Melbourne, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people.

We would like to pay respect to those elders past and present whose lands we meet on, and acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners of this land.

This article was originally published in The Shadow Knows Issue #3, July 2022. Buy the fanzine here or read more at our website.

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James Gaunt

James Gaunt

An Australian writer with a passion for research. James edits music fanzine The Shadow Knows and writes regularly about Mo’ Wax Records. www.jamesgaunt.com