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Andrew Tuttle is a best-kept secret of the Australian underground – a songwriter, composer and improviser, a world traveler and artist in residence. His live and recorded works exist serenely and purposefully in a space where the five-string banjo and the six-string acoustic guitar weave in and out of processed electronics. Like time-lapse photography, it unfolds its colours and textures with an astonishing gracefulness and wonderment.
To date, Tuttle has released four studio albums via the Room40 label family – including 2020’s critically acclaimed ‘Alexandra’ – and performed in Australia and Europe; with festivals, concert halls and galleries such as Cafe OTO (London), Melbourne Recital Centre (Melbourne), Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), MONA (Hobart), Botanique (Bruxelles), Galeria ZDB (Lisboa) and Haus der Elektronischen Künste (Basel, CH) hosting performances.
An intermittent yet enthralled collaborating musician, Tuttle has previously performed with luminaries including Matmos, Steve Gunn, Lawrence English, Mike Cooper, Blank Realm, Chuck Johnson.
Andrew Tuttle dwells in a between world of ambient and folk genre that feels like a community all of its own. Holding a space that is abundant and generous, Andrew Tuttle makes outsider music that turns its listeners into insiders — beckoning a journey inwards which unfolds many heart-opening moments along the way. Tuttle’s fifth solo album will be released in mid-2022.
Andrew Tuttle’s new album Fleeting Adventure (Basin Rock, 2022), mixed by Chuck Johnson and Lawrence English is a musical adventure through a reimagined journey from the Australian ambient producer and banjo player. A crew of fellow travellers – including Steve Gunn, Chuck Johnson, Luke Schneider and Balmorhea – help navigate a cosmic trip into subtropical landscapes. Golden plucks of banjo, gauzy electronics and cosmic guitar shimmer into gloriously expansive melodies that conjure peace and space, comfort and wonder.

“Sick of lockdown albums? Give this one a chance, because it makes use of the stillness and contemplation that was forced upon all of us, and brings it into music offering a calming balm for the tensions of the post-Covid climate. Tuttle is an Australian banjo player who has put his instrument’s Americana cadences into an ambient, spacious setting, and the result is like a soundtrack to the desert at night: awe-inspiring and somehow optimistic. Augmented by everything from harp to pedal steel to violin, the album is entirely instrumental, and for the most part atmospheric rather than melodic, yet never dull. Perhaps that is because it sounds like it belongs to a fresh start; new-age music in the purest sense.” – ​​The Times

“the works on Fleeting Adventures feel like Tuttle’s most complete statement yet. The record is patient and potent, stung with the kind of calm that washes over in waves. The album exists in the golden hour light, a verdant walk through the sunbeams and scents of summer.” Raven Sings The Blues

“Banjo player and producer Andrew Tuttle creates ambient cosmic country that glows with warmth and comfort” – Bandcamp

“This fifth album from Australian banjo player-cum-sonic wizard Andrew Tuttle […] brims with the sense of release and joy that comes from the tiniest escape from confinement. Entirely instrumental, it’s essentially a soundscape driven and shaped by Tuttle’s artful, melodic banjo, but set amid a widescreen wash of electronica, guitar, violin and more” – The Observer

“Fleeting Adventure sees the Australian producer and banjoist finger pick his way through a gorgeous soundscape of Ambient Americana” – the New Cue

“Andrew Tuttle’s ‘Alexandra’ is a gorgeous, pointillistic portrait of his eastern Australian homeland. His dappled banjos and guitars with reverb-laden electronics bring to mind heat haze and still lakes.” – The Guardian

“an instrumental set of guitar meditations and etudes of exquisite loveliness” – Uncut

“In each composition, there’s an unwavering cinematic quality in the crispness of the production and the ease in which the arrangements flow” – The Quietus

Andrew Tuttle tends to blur the lines of established genres. Merging the acousticity of John Fahey with the electronic ambience of Fennesz” – FolkRadio