ANDREW TUTTLE - SLOWCATION
#Digital and tape ships April 30#
Following a debut EP and several mixtapes over the past two years since Australia’s Andrew Tuttle presents Slowcation - a series of new works created at Tuttle's home studio and during travels throughout North America and Australia throughout 2014. The eight audio works on Slowcation, derived from chance happenings, hard edits and varied sonic processes, Slowcation reflects Tuttle's interests in the dynamics of the computer as radical transformation device for guitar, synthesiser, banjo and external environments.
Slowcation reflects Andrew Tuttle's ongoing explorations into the relationships between instrumentation, structure and genre spanning acoustic playback, synthesis and signal processing. Side A of Slowcation was created during creative development in the USA in September 2014, immersed in sound creation in Baltimore, Los Angeles and Denver and features collaborations with M.C Schmidt (Matmos) and Christopher Fleeger. Side B, created a little closer to home, nonetheless constructs sonic imaginings from landscapes in rural New South Wales, a trans-Pacific film collaboration centred around Melbourne, and works created and inspired by Tuttle’s worker cottage home in Brisbane.
Based in Brisbane, in recent years Andrew Tuttle has collaborated live or on record with artists including Matmos, Lawrence English, Blank Realm, Mike Cooper and Heinz Riegler; and shared concert lineups with Matmos, The Soft Pink Truth, Forest Swords, OM, Marihiko Hara and countless others.
Sonic Masala: "...on Slowcation there is a innate confidence in his efforts to splice and reorder sonic structures entwined with a subversive joy in overlaying bucolic whimsy and happenstance over synthetic currents that sets this above and beyond what he has put to tape in the past."
Cyclic Defrost: "Tuttle is interested in the mechanical. In repetitive rhythmic electronics, but also in waves of sound, in attack and decay. It’s seduction and experimentation hand in hand, It’s a collage of overlay, not sharp edits and Slowcation is a fascinating, beguiling boundary pushing sensory experience."
TheMusic: "With washed-out sonic hums, episodes of spritely electronic melodies and even a banjo that gracefully alludes to Deep South bluesy folk without sticking out like the sore-thumb instrument it can often be, the Brisbane muso has created a lovely, wandering guide for contemplation.”
4ZZZ: "Fans can certainly predict the dreamy timbres we have all come to know and love from Tuttle, with hyper-tonality and euphamdoria becoming his trademark as an artist."