Tourist Kid – Crude Tracer
Misty memorabilia for Melbourne’s pre-eminent beat label This Thing, shattering abstracted EDM on Perth’s Good Company Records and land-fill meditation for Danish label Phinery Tapes all paved the way to Tourist Kid’s Crude Tracer - a construction of digital trash and minimal piano fragments, broken choral calls and malfunctioning melodies.
For Jonny Nash’s Melody as Truth label, Crude Tracer presents a new direction from previous releases - similarly sequestered and suited for inner reflection, this offering is sharper and cooler than recent ambient worlds from Palta and D.K. / S.K. There is a faintly alarming quality to these swelling, formless reflections that require the listener to remain alert to their many moving parts. It’s sorrowful and exciting.