In the early days of 2016, thought I’d wrap up my 2015 on here! A really enjoyable and satisfying year.
Probably the biggest highlight for me was releasing my debut solo album Slowcation, on Room40‘s A Guide To Saints imprint. Limited physical copies still remaining at the Room40 store. You can also stream it below.
Thanks again to Lawrence English for releasing it, M.C Schmidt (Matmos) and Christopher Fleeger for contributing to it, to everyone who wrote about it or played it; and to everyone who listened!
Thoroughly enjoyed performing during 2015, with Slowcation launches in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Gold Coast; as well as other Brisbane performances throughout 2015. Live collaborations with Early Universe, Pale Earth and Zinia Chan were all wonderful as well!
Another personal highlight was the release of The Cerebral City, a short film I scored for fantastic American director John Moody. The film received several awards in the USA, an honour to be part of it!
2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year, with the release of my second album (more info soon…) in March and a Europe tour/two week residency at ElektronMusikStudio (EMS) in Stockholm, Sweden in April/May.
Here’s some reissued music! Available as download and limited edition CDR…
Mixtape 1 brings together three archival collage style pieces by Brisbane, Australia based musician Andrew Tuttle into the physical realm for the first time.
Released in an extremely limited, hand assembled run of 50 CDs as well as a ‘pay what you like’ digital edition, throughout its three tracks ‘Mixtape 1’ explores themes of summer pleasantries, domestic bliss, intense subtropical weather, radical agitation, spatial tension and overall redemption.
BickLack is a heavily edited version of an hour long ‘mixtape’ piece created for Zed Digital’s (4ZZZ FM) ‘Back Lick’ program in March 2013. Recorded in Brisbane; January-March 2013 (with a guitar excerpt recorded at Ryman Auditorium song booth studio, Nashville, TN; September 2012).
4064, Rezoned is based on a commission by Darwin based creative producer Britt Guy; and performed live over two nights at Brisbane’s Metro Arts in December 2013. This version of 4064, Rezoned was recorded in Brisbane, February 2014 for the Ears Have Ears program on Sydney, Australia’s FBi radio.
…from soapbox to Senate is a ‘single’ created from live performances, edited improvisations and on-site field recordings of a work by the same name at Boggo Road Gaol in November 2014. …from soapbox to Senate was the result of an invitation by OtherFilm to create a work to present at their Institutional Capture festival.
Playing some very exciting shows between now and the end of the year in Brisbane. If you’re around, come along? Really excited to see both Hauschka and Julia Holter!
Also looks like a show supporting Sparkspitter from Adelaide and a couple of other shows, details for all of those when confirmed here.
I just renewed my soundcloud subscription, so considering that I’ve paid the money I figured I’d make a highlighted playlist of my tracks. You’re welcome to listen and share!
In other news, I’ve got a couple of shows coming up in October and a few starting to line up over summer (including a support slot for Julia Holter!). More info here.
Heligator Records exists to continuously fund the Malindza Refugee Camp Library in Mpaka, Swaziland. Every dollar donated goes to this cause.
Happy to donate ‘177’, a brand new track recorded recently, to the cause. The first guitar (and electronics) track I’ve done in a while! Available to download exclusively via Heligator’s bandcamp page.
Label single description below:
“In this synchronized swim between electronic and acoustic instrumentation, Andrew Tuttle is able to coax out the most sonorous elements of both – riding that golden mean where the two become indistinguishable. This isn’t cloud-based ambient music. Steel strings twang and diminish. Fingers press heavily on synthesizer keys. The fingerprints of mechanics are all over this. Rather, it is a deep tangle of roots. Tendrils weaving through city-funded concrete, finding and exploiting every crack to reach the virgin loam beneath. Deep below the city.
Andrew Tuttle – Brisbane, Australia – has been creating this interpretative electro-acoustic beauty under the name Anonymeye and his God-given one for quite some time. Splitting time between recording solo and with a whole host of collaborators (Matmos, Lawrence English, Mike Cooper, Heinz Riegler) and helping run Australia’s true great import of experimental music – Room40/A Guide to Saints, Tuttle’s affability and beautifully performed work have made him a true ambassador.
To claim a country as one’s own is a luxury, however, that an ever increasing population do not have. All proceeds from “177” go to the Malindza Refugee Camp Library where your enjoyment of great experimental music goes to continuously fund the library that serves over 400 refugees from all over Africa who have fled their native countries of Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, etc…due to war, famine and genocide. “
Now that the launches in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne are done and dusted, I’ve uploaded the full stream of Slowcation for anyone interested! Check out my bandcamp for more info.
Thanks again to everyone involved with performances over the last few months, I’ve really been enjoying presenting works from the album, some even newer music and also some throwbacks! A massive #tuttythumbsup to Lawrence English/A Guide To Saints, the venues/promoters (Stu/Wolfpanther, Gail Priest, Adrian Marsh/Duskdarter, The Bearded Lady, 107 Projects, The Old Bar, Make It Up Club, Manor On Manning, Brisbane Powerhouse, Format, Ancient World), performers (including collaborators Early Universe) and punters who made it along to shows.
Coming up: a digital single for Heligator Records and finishing a new album! Some info in the next few months about some Europe travels in May 2016 as well.
In mid-2014, American director and film whiz John Moody invited me to create a score for The Cerebral City, a ten minute documentary short film exploring the changing and fascinating cityscape of Melbourne. It was an absolute pleasure to create and adapt sounds for such a well directed and beautifully shot film, and I’m stoked to see the release.
The Cerebral City is out now, take a look on vimeo below!
So I really should update the posts more on here! All the other information is updated here… but the front page, well that would make too much sense.
The last couple of months have been busy with Slowcation happenings, with launch shows being enjoyable, receiving solid airplay including playlisting/charting with 4ZZZ and RTR, and some nice press rolling out, including:
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.”
Cyclic Defrost also interviewed me about ten influential records in their Cyclic Selects section, check out the interview if you’re up for a bit of a longer read.
In show news, I’m playing my first Gold Coast show since the Anonymeye days at The Walls in Miami on 21 June for their Banana Sunday series… looking forward to it! More info on that here. Looking to make it over to Adelaide in August for a few shows, and we’ll see what else comes up too!