Gondwana Records – Podcast

Welcome to the Gondwana Records Podcast. Our presenter Mari* is joined by Gondwana artists and explores their musical origins, life stories and creative processes of their albums.
 

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Ep.10 Jasmine Myra – Still Waters Run Deep + Q&A

Jasmine Myra talks us through the creative process of her new album ‘Rising’. She shares both her vulnerabilities and her growing confidence in herself and her music.

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Tracklist:

Jasmine Myra – Rising
Jasmine Myra – Still Waters
Jasmine Myra – Glimmers
Jasmine Myra – Knowingness
Jasmine Myra – From Embers
Jasmine Myra – How Tall the Mountains
Jasmine Myra – Rising

Opening Theme:
The Gondwana Orchestra – Colours
Forgiveness – Next Time Could Be Your Last Time
Jasmine Myra – Rising

Jingles:
GoGo Penguin – Hopopono
Matthew Halsall – Salute to the Sun

End Theme:
Portico Quartet – Warm Data

Ep.09 Jasmine Myra – Rising with Music + Q&A

Jasmine Myra recalls how she started in jazz and developed her musicianship in Leeds. She also discusses her struggle with mental health, the positives that came from that challenging period and shares the story behind her signature song ‘Words Unspoken’.

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Tracklist:

Jasmine Myra – Prologue
Jasmine Myra – Awakening
Jasmine Myra – Horizons
Jasmine Myra – Words Left Unspoken
Jasmine Myra – Morningtide

Opening Theme:
The Gondwana Orchestra – Colours
Forgiveness – Next Time Could Be Your Last Time
Jasmine Myra – Rising

Jingles:
GoGo Penguin – Hopopono
Matthew Halsall – Salute to the Sun

End Theme:
Portico Quartet – Warm Data

Ep.08 Hania Rani – Searching for Ghosts + Q&A

Hania Rani picks up the conversation about her latest album ‘Ghosts’ with an introspective and intimate exploration of the making of the record. She closes the episode by answering questions from her listeners.

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Tracklist:

Hania Rani – A Day In Never
Hania Rani – Nostalgia
Hania Rani – Oltre Terra
Hania Rani – Dancing with Ghosts (ft. Patrick Watson)
Hania Rani – Thin Line (ft. Duncan Bellamy)
Hania Rani – Don’t Break My Heart (ft. Duncan Bellamy)
Hania Rani – Komeda

Opening Theme:
The Gondwana Orchestra – Colours
Forgiveness – Next Time Could Be Your Last Time
Matthew Halsall – Tracing Nature

Jingles:
Portico Quartet – Art in theAge of Automation
Matthew Halsall – Salute to the Sun

End Theme:
Portico Quartet – Warm Data

 

Ep.07 Hania Rani – Inspired by Ghosts

Hania Rani dives deep into her new album ‘Ghosts’, sharing the ethereal, liminal and haunted inspirations behind the music.

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Tracklist:
Hania Rani – Dancing with Ghosts (ft. Duncan Bellamy)
Hania Rani – Oltre Terra
Hania Rani – The Boat
Hania Rani – A Day in Never
Hania Rani – Moans
Hania Rani – Oltre Terra
Hania Rani – The Thin Line (ft. Duncan Bellamy)
Hania Rani – Dancing with Ghosts (ft. Patrick Watson)
Hania Rani – Whispering House (ft. Olafur Arnalds)

Opening Theme:
The Gondwana Orchestra – Colours
Forgiveness – Next Time Could Be Your Last Time
Matthew Halsall – Tracing Nature

Jingles:
Portico Quartet – Art in the Age of Automation
Matthew Halsall – Salute to the Sun

End Theme:
Portico Quartet – Warm Data

 

Ep.06 Hania Rani – Artistic Explorations + Q&A

Hania Rani shares her thoughts and feelings behind performing live, discovering new art, and composing for theatre and film, as well as answering a variety of questions from her listeners.

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Tracklist:
Hania Rani – Eden
Hania Rani – Time
Hania Rani – Hawaii Oslo
Hania Rani – Nest
Hania Rani – Soleil Pâle
Hania Rani – Letter to Glass
Hania Rani – In Between
Hania Rani – Buka
Hania Rani – Ombelico

Opening Theme:
The Gondwana Orchestra – Colours
Forgiveness – Next Time Could Be Your Last Time
Matthew Halsall – Tracing Nature

Jingles:
Portico Quartet – Art in the Age of Automation
Matthew Halsall – Salute to the Sun

End Theme:
Portico Quartet – Warm Data

 

Ep.05 Hania Rani – Life with Piano

Hania Rani guides us through stories of her musical childhood, finding her sound between Warsaw and Berlin, and sending her demos to Gondwana Records.

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Tracklist:
Hania Rani – F Major
Hania Rani – Sun
Hania Rani – Dreamy
Hania Rani – Esja
Hania Rani – Tennen
Hania Rani – Summer

Opening Theme:
The Gondwana Orchestra – Colours
Forgiveness – Next Time Could Be Your Last Time
Matthew Halsall – Tracing Nature

Jingles:
Portico Quartet – Art in the Age of Automation
Matthew Halsall – Salute to the Sun

End Theme:
Portico Quartet – Warm Data

 

Ep.04 Matthew Halsall – Weaving New Worlds + Q&A

Matthew Halsall walks us through ‘An Ever Changing View’, exploring the thoughts and processes behind the music and the beautiful tapestry on the album artwork. The episode closes with questions from Matthew’s listeners.

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Tracklist:
Matthew Halsall – An Ever Changing View
Matthew Halsall – Water Street
Matthew Halsall – Calder Shapes
Matthew Halsall – Field of Vision
Matthew Halsall – Natural Movement

Opening Theme:
The Gondwana Orchestra – Colours  
Forgiveness – Next Time Could Be Your Last Time
Matthew Halsall – Tracing Nature

Jingles: 
GoGo Penguin –  Hopopono
Matthew Halsall – Salute to the Sun 

End Theme:
Portico Quartet – Warm Data

 

Ep.03 Matthew Halsall – Sketching with Sounds

Matthew Halsall talks us through the magical locations where he composed his new album ‘An Ever Changing View’ and plays some of his treasured, custom-made percussion that features on the record. 

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Tracklist:
Matthew Halsall – Water Street
Matthew Halsall – Mountains, Trees and Seas
Matthew Halsall – Tracing Nature
Matthew Halsall – Field of Vision
Matthew Halsall – Triangles in the Sky

Opening Theme:
The Gondwana Orchestra – Colours
Forgiveness – Next Time Could Be Your Last Time
Matthew Halsall – Tracing Nature

Jingles:
Matthew Halsall – Salute to the Sun

End Theme:
Portico Quartet – Warm Data

 

Ep.02 Matthew Halsall – Vision for Gondwana Records + Q&A

Matthew Halsall shares the story, vision and thoughts behind Gondwana Records, as well as answering a variety of questions from his listeners. 

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Tracklist:
Jasmine Myra – Words Left Unspoken
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestral – Daan Park
Matthew Halsall – Joyful Spirit of the Universe
Matthew Halsall – Together
Matthew Halsall – Song of Charlie

Opening Theme:
The Gondwana Orchestra – Colours
Forgiveness – Next Time Could Be Your Last Time
Matthew Halsall – Tracing Nature

Jingles:
GoGo Penguin – Hopopono
Matthew Halsall – Salute to the Sun

End Theme:
Portico Quartet – Warm Data

 

Ep.01 Matthew Halsall – Beginnings in Music

Matthew Halsall discusses key moments and memories from his childhood with presenter Mari*, recalling the experiences that shaped his musical tastes and artistic journey.

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Tracklist:
Matthew Halsall – Positive Activity
Matthew Halsall – Mudita
Matthew Halsall – Life
Phil France (Mr.Scruff Remix) – Joy of Brass
Matthew Halsall – I’ve Found Joy
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Journey in Satchidananda
Matthew Halsall – Sending My Love

Opening Theme:
The Gondwana Orchestra – Colours
Forgiveness – Next Time Could Be Your Last Time
Matthew Halsall – Tracing Nature

Jingles:
Portico Quartet – Art in theAge of Automation
GoGo Penguin – Hopopono
Matthew Halsall – Salute to the Sun

End Theme:
Portico Quartet – Warm Data