Kōya, the debut album from Braille Face is out now

2016-09-06 22:49 by Wally

Kōya, the debut album from Braille Face has just come out on the label Tim Shiel and I started a label called Spirit Level!

Every corner of this record has something wonderful to discover, rhythmically and texturally. But it's the tender melodies, floating on such sublime vocals that tie everything together.

To Where We Sink is a highlight for me, but the thread of this whole album demands unabridged listening.

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New music from Spirit Level, Bibio guest vocal feature, and MESS

2016-04-11 13:55 by TravisB


It’s been a long time between drinks, which isn’t surprising since I don’t drink very much.

Please read on for a sobering update on the world. 

Braille Face: New music from Spirit Level

Tim Shiel and I started a label called Spirit Level a little while ago to support the Australian release of Zammuto’s brilliant sophomore recording Anchor.
We have something new to share with you, this time from a Melbourne producer who has been prolifically creating new work over the last year (12 albums in 12 months!) and this is the first song to be officially released from this collection.

His name is Braille Face, he crafts gorgeous ambient pop music, and you can listen to his debut single Glow here.

Bibio's new song The Way You Talk

Bibio’s album Silver Wilkinson was such an aurally immersive delight, I was thrilled the man approached me to sing on a song from his new record A Mineral Love.
It’s a lovely slowly unfolding piece with wave-like layers of chorused Clavinet washing over it and it’s called The Way You Talk.

MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio)
I’m supporting a new studio initiative in Melbourne that has an exciting concept: a subscription system to access rare electronic musical instruments.
Something betwixt a “synth gym” and a “synth library”, MESS will allow people to come to a dedicated workspace in North Melbourne where they can independently access an incredible collection of hard-to-find and often-too-expensive-to-ever-own electronic musical instruments in order to experiment, learn and record.
Find out more here, consider becoming a member here, and maybe I’ll see you down there. I’m looking forward to spending some time on some of these instruments crafting sounds for new tracks I’m working on.

Music for the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival
Kris from The Basics has recorded a nifty synthy piece for the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival. I really like the unexpected drum breaks and odd time section against the pulsating bass synth that propels this! Listen here.
Blessings blossoms,


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Long Overdue Update

2015-10-01 12:21 by TravisB

Ahoy thar!

It's a long time since I wrote something, sorry for the silence!

Basically, I've been doing a bunch of stuff, and it's been super great fun times, and you'll hear something on the Gotye front at some stage…then. When I've completed this thing. And other things.

But front-of-the-bunch, fully completed and ready to roll out on the road Aus-tour-stylez are The Basics.

We recorded a new album at Abbey Road Studios last year (which was a treat and a half!). It's called The Age of Entitlement, and you can check it out via the numerous channels below:

Spotify | iTunes | Waterfront Records (Australia) for physical: CD and LP

Also, we are doing shows all over Australia throughout October. Every state and territory! It will be the first time we'll play in Broome and Alice Springs, which will be delicious. They ought to be rollicking rock'n'roll shows. Some of the shows, though, will be something quite different: stripped back, in-the-round, and with an invitation to anyone attending to bring us lyrics and chord charts for any song they'd like us to play. The chances of magnificence and ruination are equal.

All dates on sale now from

I'll sign off with some actual music (and visualez), a new song called A Coward's Prayer:

See you soon


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