Following on from self released EPs and mixtapes in the past two years since retiring his Anonymeye moniker, Brisbane, 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.
Slowcation reflects Andrew Tuttle's ongoing interest in exploring the relationship between instrumentation, structure and genre within acoustic instrumentation, synthesis and signal processing.
These eight audio sketches, derived from chance happenings, heavy edits and ongoing sonic adventures, reflect Tuttle's understanding of the dynamics of the computer, guitar, synthesiser, banjo and external environment in his work.
Slowcation features guest performances from M.C Schmidt (Matmos) and Christopher Fleeger, and was mastered by Lawrence English (Room40).
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."
released April 30, 2015
Andrew Tuttle: signal processing, banjo, synthesiser, acoustic guitar, field recordings
Christopher Fleeger: field recordings (Vernon City Limits)
M.C Schmidt: acoustic guitar (Post Meridiem Construction)
Recorded, edited and mixed at Wilden Street, Brisbane, QLD in 2014 except:
A1: Field recordings and banjo recorded in Los Angeles, CA and Vernon, CA.
A2/A3/A4: Recorded in Baltimore, MD.
B3: Synthesiser recordings at The Wired Lab, Cootamundra, NSW.
Mastered by Lawrence English at 158, March 2015
#tuttythumbsup to Frith, Lawrence, Australia Council for the Arts, Martin + Drew, Chris Fleeger, Tuttmerica crew, The Wired Lab, Christian Moraga, Telfo, John Moody, Soph and Ash, and all other friends, family and supporters!
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through
the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body
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