Heavy and minimal genre-voyeurism. Melbourne’s Justin Cantrell, in his label debut as rituals., is exacting in his discomforting agenda. Deviating from his drenched habitat of tape-manipulated, self-released work, Infinity Plus resets into an immersive, decaying narrative of digital isolation.
In this zone of reluctant subversion, we find Cantrell meandering, suspiciously casual, into sonic collapse. Infinity Plus is clear in it’s intent – observing trends through a broken lens, remarking
at the banality, yet ultimately surrendering into a transient obscura.
Available 21/04 in Cassette & Digital formats. Artwork and video accompaniment by Rachael Archibald.
Circular Tip EP – Strung-out rhythm & drone from Kane Ikin.
Originally featured in Nic Hamilton’s recent video work of the same name, the dense
repetitive guitar lines of “Circular Tip” are paired with “Bishop”, an intense long
form rhythm excursion built for large PA’s and early hours.
Following on from his recent Warehouses EP (TT014), Circular Tip presents two sides of
Kane Ikin’s vast sound and is available as a ‘pay as you feel’ digital download.
Artwork + Video by Nic Hamilton. Release Date 02/09/2014
01. Alejandro’s Room
02. If u Want 2
03. Smelling Salts
04. Did it Anyway
06. Adult Contempt
Expanding upon ideas from the Gil Michell collaboration. Touched by an Angel repents prior
meditations, winning a pissing contest over his former self. Pervaded with acids of ghetto house
and nihilist minimal wave, Michél’s meticulous biological rhythms robustly jenga at footwork.
Representing the foundation for a spate of output, Touched stands to the side of 2012’s Boyfriend
Material, reduced to depraved stylistic throngings. Release date: 12/08/2014
01. Swim Psychedelia
03. Hammock Portal
05. Get Hi
08. Word Shapes
12. For Sale
13. Green Growth
The debut long-player from Melbourne’s naps. A world where a lo-fidelity aesthetic meets precise digital manipulation, Hydrate flexes between new age collage and decaying hip hop, encouraging the listener to keep up in their Nike Free Flyknits. Release date: 11/03/2014
01. Cherry Cola (Live Version)
02. Aspartame (feat. Pablo Valentino)
03. Soda Stream
04. Strawberry Jam (Stuff Kids Like)
05. Twinkies (feat. Bobbi Dhal)
06. Nag Champion (1998)
A collection of mutated rhythm tracks & buried gems from the Inkswel archive. Short and sweet with an 80’s sound reminiscent of SEXUAL HARASSMENT or TIMEX SOCIAL CLUB. Features guest appearances from Miami vocalist Bobbi Dahl & Pablo Valentino. Mastered by Mikey Young. Cassette limited to 100 copies. Release date: 04/03/14
Kane Ikin sent us through two songs and some earnest words
ahead of his forthcoming EP “Warehouses”, through TT early 2014.
“2013 was a year of intense highs and lows, specifically the loss of my mother, Jenny, in
April after several hard months battling cancer. My mother was always a central figure in
my life. An anchor to which no matter what, I could always rely on. I think of her everyday.
These two songs were made at our family home, this time last year while I was with her
during an unbearable summer.
Upstairs while she lay sleeping, quietly created with an old barely functioning synthesiser
and a guitar caked in dust I’d left behind when I’d moved out 12 years prior. They’re not
meant to be sad songs, but when I listen to them now I feel that relentless heat and the
numbness that surrounded me.
They stand alone from anything I’ve done since, so here they are together.
Whimsical Raps is the new album from Wooshie and Galapagoose under their collaborative pseudonym Gil Michell. A long-form exercise in meditative arrangement and rhythmic deconstruction. Distilled from a larger body of work, this record focuses on themes of disparity and social indifference, taking meaning from the wider situations it interfaces with.
02. Smuggle Me
03. Cashed Out
04. No Friends
05. Wristband Connection
08. Heaven Kick
12″ Limited to 200 copies. Mastered by Mikey Young in Rye, Mornington.
Whimsical Raps is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.
Having kept a low profile as a behind-the-scenes man and session player, Harvey has dusted off his machines to bring you ‘Nexus’ – an instrumental take on the 1983 italo classic “Stand Up”, accompanied by lo-fidelity Roland sketches ‘Q3′ and ‘Pale Blue’ on the B-side.
The digital release (tracked from the tape demos) includes a slow-motion remix of ‘Q3′ by fellow //TT// collaborator Kane Ikin.