If you are a fan of Chuck Johnson's Balsams, this is a beautiful little extension of that world by the wonderful Andrew Tuttle
Favorite track: Tallowwood View (expanded) [ft. Chuck Johnson].
A short but sweet follow up to the wonderful Alexandra LP that dropped earlier this year, this EP is another winner from Tuttle & a wake up call to string players everywhere of the sonic possibilities of their instruments, given a bit of imagination.
From Andrew Tuttle
Given the cataclysmic bushfire season, global health pandemic and it’s direct impact on the livelihoods and welfare of so many friends here and abroad, and an overdue reckoning of structural injustice across the world; creating and releasing music can at times feel like an indulgence.
So in “these uncertain times” (a phrase which we’re all undoubtedly anticipating the demise in relevance of), it has been a real honour and honestly a day to day boost to read and hear that music I completed 18 months ago and released in May 2020 has resonated with people. I was incredibly happy when making Alexandra, a feeling which is more than replicated in every discussion I have with old friends, new peers and a variety of attentive sets of ears.
This ‘Alexandra Variations’ EP, which came out of some discussions I had with Lawrence English a month or so where we had a chance to reflect on the album, is a companion piece to Alexandra of which I’m so proud to share.
supported by 15 fans who also own “Alexandra Variations”
I cannot think of another word to call this compilation besides masterpiece. A go-to for relaxation, stress reduction, introspection, and aural comfort. This album knows its role, delivers quality ambience, and showcases the exceptional talent that Past Inside the Present provides. Juniperus Kaizuka