‘Crude Tracer‘ presents 8 tracks that explore widescreen electronics, dipping into ambient, downtempo and experimental territories. If you are a fan of Visible Cloaks on RVNG Intl and Terekke’s forthcoming extended player on Music From Memory then this should be right up your street.
Lifted from the press release, the album was recorded in Perth and Melbourne between 2016 and 2017 – though the idea of movement between two places could be a somewhat romantic afterthought, a more palpable sense of dislocated unease creeps up on the listener throughout the album.
Tourist Kid’s production encompasses all manner of tangible and otherworldly sounds as a vehicle to explore something far more intriguing than a simple instrumental fetish – so much so that the overwhelming sting of blasted detritus or a broken and bent vocal is capable of eliciting such delicate impulses as glistening, heart-wrenching piano chords. It’s a unique – and very special – kind of beauty that Tourist Kid gracefully achieves with “Crude Tracer”.
Crude Tracer is scheduled for release 11 May 2018, order a copy on Bandcamp.
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