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Gila Man
by Todd Tobias

Songs of Delay
by Joe Sampson

The Wagers Of Love And Their Songs From The Witching Hour
by Slow Dancing Society

by Arc Lab

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Craig Hallsworth Intereviewed on RTRFM

Be sure to listen in to Drivetime on RTRFM this Thursday night at around 6pm to hear an interview with the inimitable Craig Hallsworth. Craig’s new album What’s The Story With This Hole? is the local feature all this week at RTR so be sure to tune in, dig...

New Apricot Rail Single and Video!

After a long hiatus, Perth’s premiere instrumental pop magicians Apricot Rail are back with a gorgeous new song and music video. As if written to celebrate the start of spring, ‘Scarecrow’ is the sound of empty fields bathed in the early morning sun, buzzing with...

Todd Tobias “Gila Man” Out Now!

We’re excited to announce the release of Gila Man, the brilliant new album by American instrumental soundscaper Todd Tobias. The album is available now on CD via Tiny Room Records (Europe/UK/Australia) and via Todd Tobias (USA) and digital formats via BandCamp...

Craig Hallsworth Scoops Feature Album at RTRFM!

The beautiful folk at Perth’s RTRFM have bestowed Craig Hallsworth‘s brilliant debut solo album with Local Feature of the Week! What’s The Story With This Hole? is still a week out from the release however you can you tune in to RTR all this week and...

The Spaces Between: An Interview with Memorybell

On his debut album as Memorybell, Grant Hazard Outerbridge delivered an abject lesson in need versus want. Obsolete is more than a simple minimalist document, indeed it could be argued that Outerbridge’s deft touch and innate sense of time make each of its...

Featured Track – Arc Lab ‘Through The Burning Glass’

As soon as its tense, antagonistic beat kicks in, Arc Lab‘s ‘Through the Burning Glass’ begins to stretch out before the listener like a vivid, grey horizon. Its diffuse but expressively cadenced rhythms and melodic lines ascend and circulate the song’s...

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Latest Reviews

Todd Tobias “Gila Man” Reviewed at De Subjectivisten

American composer and multi-instrumentalist Todd Tobias perhaps you can already come from bands like Coyotes 4, Clouds Forming Crowns, Circus Devils of Psycho And The Birds. The latter two with Robert Pollard (Guided By Voice). Since 2012 he also makes solo themselves heard and then the storyteller in him upstairs, even though his music mainly instrumental. For his latest work Gila Man has a psychedelic Western adventure in his head. Imaginary soundtrack should there being, with the advantage that he made the film without music and listen to it also as such. The music certainly captures the imagination and is an idiosyncratic blend of neoclassical, krautrock, dark ambient and avant-rock. Now you have some really an idea that you are in a Western, tuimelgras including, but many times you get the impression that you have arrived at a deserted place on another planet. There are no cowboys but those crooks of the Residents that draw their futuristic weapons against Popul Vuh and Cocteau Twins. Villains! The latter association is due to the wonderful wordless vocals of Chloe March. Also Ennio Morricone, David Lynch, Stereolab and Broadcast pass through this surreal scene of battle. Tobias draws from a lot of sources, but manages to create an intriguing and coherent. One time hushed and dreamy, sometimes strange and unreal and at other times abrasive, exciting and obscure. A wonderful adventure.

Todd Tobias “Gila Man” Reviewed at Here Comes The Flood

“Ohio experimentalist Todd Tobias goes back to the old school soundtracks of Western and Sci-fi movies on his new album Gila Man. Like the undisputed master of the genre, Ennio Morricone, he enlisted the aid of a female singer to add wordless vocals. Cloe...

Memorybell “Obsolete” Reviewed at Music Won’t Save You

An old piano and two microphones: it is enough, now, for musicians to navigate and young experimenters to create rich sound environments of a variety of different suggestions. In the case of Grant Hazard Outerbridge the concrete elaboration of the formula came to the valley of a thirty-year career and after an episode of transient amnesia, that moved him to reconsider his process of composition in an extremely minimal sense.

Memorybell “Obsolete” Reviewed at Tomatrax

This is the debut album from Memorybell, the ambient project of Grant Hazard Outerbridge. The album was recorded live in a single sitting using just a creaky grand piano and two microphones, and focuses on the silence between the musical notes as much as the notes themselves.

Todd Tobias “Gila Man” Reviewed at A Closer Listen

Hidden Shoal and Tiny Room Records promise a “psychedelic sci-fi western adventure”, and that’s what they deliver. Arriving at around the same time as HBO’s remake of Westworld, the timing couldn’t be better.

Memorybell “Obsolete” Reviewed at Exclaim!

“While much has been made about Jean-Michel Blais’ excellent solo piano debut on Arts & Crafts this year, another equally captivating record has unduly received far less attention. Grant Hazard Outerbridge’s debut as Memorybell is ambient...
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