Transitory Adaptations is a 'mixtape' companion of Fantasy League (emporium.room40.org/products/567267-andrew-tuttle-fantasy-league
), Brisbane musician Andrew Tuttle's (www.andrewtuttle.com.au
) second full-length album.
Released in March 2016 on Room40's Someone Good imprint, Fantasy League is an instrumental sonic convergence of improvisation and composition; and electronic and acoustic tones performed on instrumentation including computer, banjo, synthesiser and acoustic guitar.
Transitory Adaptations threads together improvisations recorded, edited and mixed by Tuttle whilst touring Europe in April 2016, prior to a residency at Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Stockholm.
from Mixtape 2
track released July 6, 2016
* Fantasy League CD/download available at Someone Good/Room40 store! emporium.room40.org/products/567267-andrew-tuttle-fantasy-league
* An alternate version of Transitory Adaptations was broadcast on Resonance Extra's 'Out From Under' program in May 2016.
SELECTED FANTASY LEAGUE PRESS
* AllMusic - 9/10: "His tones are sharp but rarely abrasive, and he applies a stunning array of effects and filters while retaining the music's earthly, human qualities." (www.allmusic.com/album/fantasy-league-mw0002920313
* ATTN: "15 seconds into Fantasy League – the latest album by Australian composer Andrew Tuttle – a banjo springs into the frame, dancing jubilantly atop a slow-swelling drone, swaying over the synthesiser haze like plant life indulging a summer breeze." (www.attnmagazine.co.uk/features/9783
* Cyclic Defrost: "It is as close to an electronic ideal as you can one might expect." (www.cyclicdefrost.com/2016/03/andrew-tuttle-fantasy-league-someone-good/
* Boomkat: "Curious mixture of dusty country banjo twang, drone and creamy kosmische with a sun-baked antipodean sensibility." (boomkat.com/products/fantasy-league
* Textura: " “that extra dimension also helps give Fantasy League an individuating character that sets it apart from recordings whose soundworld is exclusively synthesizer-rooted”" (www.textura.org/reviews/tuttle_fantasyleague.htm
* Sonic Masala: "...a phantasmagoria that calms and enraptures, beguiles and bewitches." (sonicmasala.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/premiere-andrew-tuttle-activation.html
* Sound Doctrine "Whorls of guitar are overcome by droning rhythms, to be overtaken by thundering organs or fluttering electronic blips." (sounddoc.net/2016/03/andrew-tuttle-fantasy-league/
* Flush The Fashion: "“Andrew’s album is one of these creative passports that will take you to new places that you never knew existed. That’s not a bad start to the week, or the rest of your life.” (www.flushthefashion.com/music/music-andrew-tuttle-fantasy-league/
* Aural Aggravation: "the resultant output sounds like country music from another dimension." (auralaggravation.com/2016/05/18/andrew-tuttle-fantasy-league/
* The Formant: "Tuttle’s synthetic folk sees a lazy-summer night’s banjo bounce over the subtly orchestrated drones and feedback" (theformant.info/room-40-revives-someone-good/
* Ambient Blog: "The weird contradiction between (broken) retro technique in a future society in Gilliam’s Brazil is, in a way, also reflected in (Andrew) Tuttle‘s blend of acoustic and electronic instruments" (www.ambientblog.net/blog/2016-03-16/shortlist-2016-7/
* Tone Deaf: "“Fantasy League is the new album from Brisbane-based producer Andrew Tuttle and it’s his best realisation yet for his intoxicating blend of modular synth melodies, folk guitar and banjo.”