By: Anand Harsh
One of our all-time favorite producers returns to center stage with his most cinematic collection of soundscapes, to date. Ever prolific, Jim Moynihan has outdone himself with his fourth Spoonbill album, Tinkerbox, due out July 24th on Omelette Records. The Melbourne-based audio wizard has kept busy with video game and art installation sound design, but always drifts back to his glitchy, funky, off-the-beaten-path project with new and fascinating twists on tired old genres.
Our first taste of the new album comes in the form of "Depth of the Shallows," which is perfect for fans of latter day Tipper downtempo releases (unsurprising from a frequent Spoony collaborator). Swirling, softly spoken melodies float amongst the clicks and whirrs of psychedelic cogs in a subtle atmospheric wash. Where Moynihan departs from his counterpart is in the swelling, pensive builds that incorporate lush, organic jazz. Warm drums and horns fill the space where once there were only ephemeral glimpses. A fully fleshed out climax gives way, once again, to the subtleties of the build. Really cool stuff.
We'll tease the release once more before it sees the light of day. In the meantime, enjoy this track, as well as the really imaginative cover art drawn by Moynihan's father, Daniel. It's a family affair.
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