4064 is the debut EP release from Brisbane, Australia based musician Andrew Tuttle. Whilst winding down his previous musical project Anonymeye in late 2012 and early 2013, Tuttle continued to work on new recordings during the Australian summer. A relocation of house and home studio, new creative opportunities, and regular seasonal downpours subconsciously motivated Tuttle to create music reflecting on exciting new beginnings and seasonal and domestic bliss.
4064 (pronounced Four Zero Six Four), named after the suburb of Paddington in which the EP was written, features five new works, ranging from Rain Transplant, featuring a contemplative banjo motif that collapses into itself before eventual redemption; to the floating arpeggiated synthesiser workout Fallen Powerlines; to the title track 4064, a blissful meeting of Farfisa organ and computer; and other points in between.
The five tracks on 4064 see Tuttle eschew his acoustic guitar, an integral instrument in previous projects; in favour of banjo, synthesiser, and organ. Whilst this isn't predicting future directions by any means, the instrumentation used reflects Tuttle's desire to explore differing musical outcomes now and into the future.
Dying For Bad Music: "I never thought there is something cosmic in banjo based music, but Andrew Tuttle proved me wrong. When I skipped through Brisbane I fell immediately in love with the frenetic banjo playing. But when those synthie sounds whooshing across the picture like little ufos, I felt the warm fuzz of the former days of knob twiddling, that got lost with all the rush of so called "Kosmisches Gedudel". (dyingforbadmusic.com/blog/post/2013/09/andrew-tuttle-4064-2013.html)
The Thousands: "...‘Rain Transplant’ is the sound of generations plucking banjos in the Guitar Shop while pools of water seep up from the gutters and surge into streets, parks and schools before disintegrating into a digital abyss. ‘Back Deck Sunset’ is a hypnagogic soundtrack to years of share-house beers out back, watching bush turkeys kick dirt around the yard while the album’s title track drifts by with drawn out chords on the farfisa organ constantly finding itself drawn back into the laptop." (thethousands.com.au/brisbane/hear/andrew-tuttle-4064)
Sonic Masala: "...As you can hear, it's not far removed from the instrumental deconstructions that earmarked Anonymeye's ten year oeuvre, which is great to hear, but the change in direction comes in subtle moments - the amorphous segue into an effects-laden bridge, bookended by interplay between Tuttle's beloved banjo and bubbling synth - that implies there is a lot more to come that will take our breath away. I for one cannot wait." (sonicmasala.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/om-supports-singled-out.html)
Derives - "Andrew Tuttle is a musician from Brisbane, Australia. He is now playing under his real name but previously he was playing as Anonymeye and I’ve been really enjoying his compositions. Looks like the story goes on with this nice bucolic & rural instrumental, sitting in the shade of a tree, hiding from the sun and enjoying summer laziness"
Vital Weekly: "...Tuttle plays mostly banjo, synthesizer and organ here, and perhaps there is a bit of computer processing in here somewhere, but maybe not. The mid range frequency of the banjo bursts in the title piece and even more heavy in 'Rain Transplant', but the farfisa with computer of the opening piece 'Porch Life' is very nice." (www.vitalweekly.net/884.html)
Andrew Tuttle dwells in a between world where five-string banjo and six-string acoustic guitar sit serenely and purposefully
with shimmering waves of decay, reverberation and processed electronics. Holding a space that is abundant and generous, Tuttle makes outsider music that turns its listeners into insiders — beckoning a journey which unfolds many heart-opening moments....more
I’d heard a of the songs without the context of the whole album and I just loved that weird nostalgic feel, like I’m looking back on a distant memory. But with the rest of the album it gives an incredible insight to dementia and I just think that’s beautiful. mickeyu28