Hello! My new album Fantasy League has been out for just over a month now (released 18 March), so I thought I’d share some press and tour dates. Thanks for all the support!
Andrew Tuttle, based in Brisbane, Australia; creates sounds that explore the relationship between electronics and acoustics. Tuttle’s synthesis of electronic/acoustic instrumentation and genre, and improvisation/composition is performed on instrumentation including computer, banjo, synthesiser and acoustic guitar.
Following the release of his second album Fantasy League on Room40‘s Someone Good imprint on 18 March and prior to a residency at Ems Stockholm in May 2016, Tuttle will be performing select dates in Europe in April-May 2016.
Tour facebook event.
* 23.04.2016: Le Bourg, Lausanne (Switzerland): supporting Daniel Bachman (USA). 9:30pm, 12CHF.
* 27.04.2016: Café OTO, London (United Kingdom). with Chris Rainier + Lisa Busby. 8pm, £8 (door), £6 (presale), £4 (members). Presented by Sonic Masala.
* 28.04.2016: Madame Claude Berlin, Berlin (Germany). with Katastrophia + DJ Burkina Phaser. 9pm, donation entry.
* 29.04.2016: HeK – Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, Basel (Switzerland). with Lumisokea (DE/IT). 8:30pm, 18/15CHF.
* 03.05.2016: SOTTO La Sacrestia, Milan (Italy). with Wixtes (FR). 9:30pm. price TBA. Presented by Plunge.
* 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.”
* Flush The Fashion – 8/10 “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.”
* 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.”
* Cyclic Defrost: “It is as close to an electronic ideal as you can one might expect.”
* Boomkat: “Curious mixture of dusty country banjo twang, drone and creamy kosmische with a sun-baked antipodean sensibility.”
* Sonic Masala: “Fantasy League aims to capture the listener in a phantasmagoria that calms and enraptures, beguiles and bewitches.”
* Sound Doctrine: “Whorls of guitar are overcome by droning rhythms, to be overtaken by thundering organs or fluttering electronic blips.”
* Textura: “that extra dimension also helps give Fantasy League an individuating character that sets it apart from recordings whose soundworld is exclusively synthesizer-rooted”
* 4ZZZ: “The timbres and melodies are constantly changing and shifting in this bluegrasstronic collage”
* ToneDeaf/AMRAP: “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.”
* 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”
* Tinnitus Not Tinea: “Andrew Tuttle’s “Registration” is a pleasingly subtle ambient landscape spearheading by a similarly pleasing finger-plucked banjo line”
* Other language reviews – Rockerilla (Italy), Music Won’t Save You (Italy), Carnage (Italy), Amusio (Germany), Nowa Muzyka (Poland)
* A-Musik CD recommendation, April 2016.
* Feature album on 2SER, RTR, PBS radio; rotation on triple j unearthed.
* Airplay in Australia, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Czechia, Luxembourg.