The Path Described (3LEAVES, December 2013; CD digipack)
It's recorded beautifully and I can only assume that listeners engaged in the art of field recordings will enjoy it quite a bit. - Just outside
The Path Described is a sonic souvenir of a specific Australian peninsula, an evocative recreation of aural memory, and a universal invitation. The world beckons. An open window is not enough. - a closer listen
Purchase: 3LEAVES Webshop
1. Fleurieu W. (Across Two Bays)
2. Fleurieu E. (Across Two Islands)
3. Alexandrina Flux
There is an otherworldly quality to the field recordings of Tristan Louth-Robins, which is, of course, entirely the wrong word. They are intrinsically of this world. Within them we may distinguish a familiar birdsong or aural backdrop, the usual but usually unregarded mutterings of the world as it is – a messy, frontier place full of strange cohabitants, marked by vibrant incongruences. And, yet, something not quite of this world pertains. Nostalgia – a remembrance of things past – is an important emotion for Louth-Robins, and it may be this that infuses these recordings with an essence that takes the listener beyond the quotidian. There is no mistaking Louth-Robins’ affinity with the places he documents, shaped by ineradicable personal connections with the landscapes of South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula. If these recordings take us back to the natural world, to the coastlines and cliffs and epic ranges and waterways for which the region is noted, then they also transport us back in time. They open a window not only onto a realm rich with human activity thousands of years before the name of a Frenchman was assigned to it, but also onto the story of an individual and how he first heard the world around him. - Ben Brooker
Textura (Canada, January 2014)
Fluid Radio (UK, December 2013)
Just outside (France, November 2013)
a closer listen (US, November 2013)
Hypericum (self-released, October 2012; FLAC, mp3)
1. Landing On Blood
2. Memory Of Wind
4. The Liminal
5. Water Fissure
6. Black Bonsai
7. Surround Her With Love
8. Love In The Time Of Apocalypse
9. The Unlimited Dream Co.
TLR Live @ COMA 2011 09 19 (COMA Adelaide, July 2013; FLAC, mp3)
1. Part One
Anti-Laptop Music Event I (Pimpmelon Bootlegs, September 2012; cassette, FLAC, mp3)
1. Little-Scale + Reanimatedocean - Untitled
2. Areyfu - Love Song
3. Tristan Louth-Robins - Untitled
4. Dot.AY - Intro
5. Dot.AY - Improv.
6. Dot.AY - Untitled
7. Dot.AY - Untitled II
8. Dot.AY - Untitled III (Partial)
Projections Of Loss (self-released EP, June 2010; CDr, FLAC, mp3)
3. Wind Shadow
4. The Living Room
Panoptique Electrical - Mount Schank (self-released, December 2012; FLAC, mp3)
1. Part 1
2. Part 2
3. Part 3
4. Part 4
Various takes, recordings, sounds and samples made by Jason Sweeney, Zoë Barry, Jed Palmer, Tristan Louth-Robins and Noah Symons.
Jason Sweeney: piano, synthesiser, laptop, electronics, field recordings, production & mixing. Zoë Barry: 'cello, electronics, field recordings. Jed Palmer: guitars, electronics, field recordings. Tristan Louth-Robins: guitars, electronics, laptop, field recordings. Noah Symons: drums, percussion.
Asleep on red earth, under bright stars. (Kaldor Public Art Projects, May 2011; FLAC, mp3)
A compilation of tracks from Australian and International artists drawing inspiration from the Australian outback and American sound artist Stephen Vitiello's 2010 project/installation/performance, The Sound of Red Earth.
"Memory of Wind" composed and recorded by TLR during September 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.
1. Julian Day - Emu Creek
2. Tristan Louth-Robins - Memory of Wind
3. Robert Curgenven - Looking for Narratives on Small Islands
4. Simon Scott - On Old Hunstanton Beach, UK
5. Alessio Ballerini - I Dream the Red Earth
6. Panoptique Electrical - Soon All This Will Be Picturesque Ruins
7. Kate Carr - I Used to Live Near the Cooks River
8. Cimarron Corpe - Liminal Phase
9. Mike Cooper - Birds, Barks and Billabongs (with apology to Philip Jones)
10. Marisa Allen - Sitting in The Dunes
11. Kompost - Kaamp
Curated by Lawrence English & Stephen Vitiello, Concept/ Project Management by The Nest.
Free download at Bandcamp
New Weird Australia Volume 4 (NWA, January 2010; mp3)
"The Surveyor" composed and recorded by TLR during September/October 2009 in Adelaide, Australia.
1. Textile Audio - Some Kind Of Mininova
2. Paint Your Golden Face - Television Is About Picture
3. Reunion Sacred Ibis - Sing It To The Mountains
4. Tantrums - Beat The Happy Pavement
5. Scattered Order Mk 1 - Ruined By Me
6. Alistair Spence Trio - Two Halves Of The Moon
7. Scissor Lock - Codify
8. Gutter Parties - Sashi
9. No Zu - Lay Of The Land
10. The Townhouses - Jigsaws Under The Clouds
11. Seaworthy - They're Cicadas You Know?
12. Gentleforce - Our Last Day Together
13. Gold Tango - Telescope
14. Alpen - A Meditation On Flight
15. red_robin (aka Tristan Louth-Robins) - The Surveyor
16. Automating - When Use Becomes Abuse
17. Silver Bullitin - Minding Time
Free download at New Weird Australia
Tristan Louth-Robins & little-scale - Improvisation with Field Recordings Vol.1 (self-released, April 2010; mp3)
A one-hour improvisation by TLR and little-scale with material derived from field recordings made in their respective backyards.
Composed and recorded by Tristan Louth-Robins and Sebastian Tomczak during at evening in April at the Electronic Music Unit, University of Adelaide, Australia.
Cover photograph by Sebastian Tomczak
Free download at Archive.com