Andrew Tuttle's New Breakfast Habit

New single out now (video courtesy of Matmos)"

Taken from new album Fleeting Adventure released 29th July 2022 on Basin Rock

"fingerpicked guitar, gently coaxed banjo motifs and interweaving pedal steel and twinkle-eyed synths just the right side of new age." The Guardian "Banjo wielding Aussie experimentalist broadens his soundscape… While his chosen instrument will always carry with it folk connotations, Tuttle seems dedicated to unveiling its cosmic qualities” Uncut Andrew Tuttle's Fleeting Adventure is a musical adventure through a reimagined journey from the Australian ambient producer and banjo player. A crew of fellow travellers 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.

A deepening sense of life, love, health, loss, and luck shaped the outlines of Tuttle’s fifth, and most collaborative album to date. Following a surprising exhilaration and exhaustion from the hitherto most innocuous of moments in mid-2020 - a half-hour drive to collect an online order, the furthest distance he’d travelled in months; Tuttle commenced working on new musical ideas loosely based around navigating the aftermaths and interregnums of a restless era. “I was thinking about what’s going on in the world and how localised it has become for so many of my friends in different places,” Tuttle explains. “Not in a negative way but more so focusing on how lovely it is when things are good.”

Thinking of musician friends and peers around the world – each confined to their own immediate surroundings – Tuttle’s generative and collaborative musical practice became a silvery through-line, connecting American innovators Steve Gunn, Chuck Johnson and Michael A. Muller (Balmorhea), to French/Swedish violinist Aurelie Ferriere and Spanish guitarist Conrado Isasa, back to Australian friends such as Voltfruit (aka Flora Wong and Luke Cuerel) – among many others – each fitting seamlessly into Tuttle’s vibrant musical world. New single 'New Breakfast Habit' features Luke Schneider (Nashville) on pedal steel, and Darren Cross (Sydney) on acoustic guitar. It comes with a video by M.C. Schmidt (Matmos):

The road to Fleeting Adventure has been both long and short, but it sits as a tender and perhaps even vital reflection of an era in progress, in retrospect and in anticipation. A poignant contemplation on the many bonds that make up our lives from friends and family to the myriad places we inhabit and pass through along the way. The idea that an adventure doesn’t necessarily have to be a grand statement Andrew Tuttle has gathered up a number of his contemporaries and crafted something quietly spectacular, a new beginning to familiar habits.