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Efficient Space

Michael Kucyk
Label interview
08.25.2021

There’s a great deal of interesting aural business sailing our way from Australia, and on one of those laden sonic cargo vessels you’ll find Efficient Space. This is a label that blossomed from the cultish beacon Noise in my head, a radio show that started emitting back in 2005, which since then has hosted what might read like the veritable who’s who list of all things wonky and wonderful. Michael Kucyk is in charge here, plotting a course through different worlds and different speeds; Avant garde pop records smash up against rave monsters that then brush up alongside something we might say is quintessentially balearic. In amongst this plethora we also find weighty curated compilations and relics from the past; Efficient Space seamlessly inserts the past into our present and - once again - we find ourselves spellbound by the symbiosis of art and sound in what they release.

Label playlist
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Singing Dust
Sweet Agony
4:06
Play
Steve Hiett
Are These My Memories?
2:56
Play
Karen Marks
Cold Café
3:03
Play
YL Hooi
W/O Love
3:35
Play
Wilson Tanner
My Gull
2:11
Play
FSOM
Resist The Beat
8:04
Play
FSOM
Track Six
5:42
Play
CS + Kreme
Crushed Cream
4:38
Play
General Electrik Meets Andy Rantzen
Leather Lover
5:53
Play
Andy Rantzen
Will I Dream?
Play
Karen Marks
Won't Wear It For Long
3:00
Play
Andy Rantzen
Harmonic Eye
4:12
Play
Joe Tossini and Friends
Sulla Luna
Play
Sebastian Gandera
Quand Natalia Peint
2:08
Play
Mumbo Jumbo
Wind It Up
4:34
Play
Joyce Heath
I Wouldn't Dream Of It
2:17
Play
Braden Schlager
King of Comedy
4:50
Play
Waak Waak Djungi
Mother, I'm Going
8:18
Play
Once
Joanna
3:28
Play
Belver Yin
Pétalos Y Cenizas
4:49
Play
Wrong Kind Of Stoneage
Ravi Dubbi
3:54
Play
Bellydance
3 Days Man! (Peewee Ferris & John Ferris Extended Mix)
8:02
Play
Height/Dismay
The Tinning Test
4:58
Play
The Frenzied Bricks
(Can I) Bridge The Gap
3:04
Play
Hydroplane
New Monotonic FM
3:22
Play
O

Where are you from?

MK

Melbourne, Australia

O

What do you do?

MK

Efficient Space spirit guide and ENTHUSIASMS publisher

O

Earliest musical memory?

MK

Cruising around the neighbourhood in the family wagon listening to mum’s Elton John cassettes

Oddity Influence Mix
Michael Kucyk
15 Tracks
Tim Gruchy - One Ddub
Spacemen 3 - So Hot (Wash Away All Of My Tears)
Thick Pigeon - Subway
Shiny Two Shiny - Waiting For Us (Long Version)
Suzette - ....
Boptronics - Another Life
Sandoz - King Dread
Prince Jazzbo - Replay Version
INXS - Mechanical
Pelican Daughters - Pendulum
The Field Mice - Let's Kiss And Make Up
Tester Housing - The Clock Ticks Over (Dub Version)
The Limp - Ghost Train
The Stratfords - Never Leave Me
Bridget St John - City-Crazy
O

Why did you start a record label?

MK

To abandon the music industry and finally do things on my own terms. The label was initiated by a reissue of Braden Schlager’s blissed out backroom house ~ a sentimental record that opened a lot of doors for me

O

How would you describe the label’s sound?

MK

Unpredictable

O

Some insight on the mix you recorded?

MK

It’s a cross section of Efficient Space’s coming-of-age, paying much respect to independent thinkers.

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