FORMAT: CD / DIGITAL
RELEASED: February 2008
1. we ate everyone 5:44
2. _____ services 4:16
3. moementks 1:28
4. oho 3:08
5. good times, bad luck 2:30
6. tropes 4:28
7. memory lust 8:08
8. conversing with loverboy 4:23
9. reset 1:58
10. clamshell 2:27
Band members: Alex Nosek and Jon Tjhia
Recording details (studio, date, engineer, producer, mastering):
Recorded and mixed by Alex Nosek and Jon Tjhia in Melbourne.
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick, Moose Mastering
Album artwork: Royce Ng
“…the stunning field recordings, glittering electronics and pealing guitars of ‘Moementks’, the brilliant Tortoise-esque rhythmic signatures of ‘Tropes’ and the wondrous pop of ‘Clamshell’ make for truly affecting moments…. Oscillating between wistful intuition and clinical experimentalism, ii have crafted an absorbing debut in Landlakes. It’s the stuff of subtly opposing undercurrents, of gentle push and pull”.
The Big Issue, March 2008
“Landlakes is a delicate collection of instrumentals that touch on everything from post-rock to drone to glitchtronica, all tied together by a sense of exploratory curiosity and an apparent desire to test the boundaries of their own musical language… Landlakes is a stunning debut in more ways than one, and should cruise into any and all ‘best of’ lists for 2008”.
Mess + Noise, Adam D Mills, March 2008
“Yes, this type of processed, melodic improv has been done before, but rarely so well, with such acute sense of space and timing. All the best influences are traced through it; hints of Fennesz, múm, Seaworthy, Boards Of Canada. But Melbourne pair Jon Tjhia and Alex Nosek hold their own. Landlakes is one one of the best records I’ve heard in quite some time”.
Cyclic Defrost, Emmy Hennings, March 2008