Setec (aka Joshua Gibbs) returns with his stunning sophomore effort, Atrial Flutters (or Raise Yr Hand If Yr Afraid). Continuing to explore his unique artistic vision, Atrial Flutters is Setec’s most assured statement to date, sonically rich and expertly considered.
Josh describes the album as “something that truly feels like an extension of myself; good and bad, neuroses and joy, anxiety and depression. Going into it I knew exactly the textural palette I would be working with: lots of loose, wavy strings and rumbling basses. Samples less intricately placed and more hammered into order. The feeling of taking water off the heat just before it boils”.
Following the slow-burn success of his debut, Brittle as Bones, the new album represents an exciting evolution in his artistic journey, turning nervous energy into a dazzling emotional statement.
Atrial Flutters is available digitally and limited edition vinyl via the Feral bandcamp store here, or via most major digital platforms. Immerse yourself…
Setec returns on March 23 with Atrial Flutters (or Raise Yr Hand if Yr Afraid), the follow-up to his acclaimed debut, Brittle as Bones.
The album is now available to pre-order digitally and extremely limited edition lathe-cut vinyl. Head over to the Feral bandcamp store now to grab your copy and receive the 2 lead singles, ‘Cotton Bones’ and ‘Loose Leaves’, plus additional track ‘Tying Tourniquets’.
We can’t wait to share this album with you all, it is a truly special achievement from a bold and unique artist.
Setec stokes the fire once again with a second offering from his forthcoming sophomore album, Atrial Flutters (or, Raise Yr Hand If Yr Afraid).
Following the gorgeous first single, ‘Cotton Bones’, released earlier this year, ‘Loose Leaves’ finds Setec in full flight; scratchy layered percussion, forensically arranged vocal snippets and a breezy chord progression culminating in one of his catchiest efforts to date.
In his own words ‘Loose Leaves’ is about “the blessing and curse of anxious, fidgety creativity. The desire to create, but the greater need to feel some kind of comfort if it all falls apart”.
A precursor to the mood of the new album which strikes a rare and exciting balance between jubilance and terror.
Listen to the new single via the player below, or download from the Feral bandcamp site here. Stay tuned for news on the new album soon.
Setec is back with his brand new single, ‘Cotton Bones’, which has just premiered over on whothehell.net here.
The single is lifted from his forthcoming album, the follow-up to his gorgeous 2014 masterwork, Brittle As Bones.
‘Cotton Bones’ finds Setec further refining his distinct sound with gentle piano chords and looped percussion providing the foundations for a typically joyous and catchy refrain. This little taste is a sign of wonderful things to come from this very special artist.
Setec will be launching the single at the Gaelic club in Sydney on Saturday, May 6th. The show is hosted by our friends at Skydreams with supports from Spirit Faces, Imperial Broads, and Okin Osan. Full event details here.
A 5″ vinyl copy of the single will be available at the launch, but these are very limited so you’ll have to get in quick!
Stay tuned for more Setec news, but for now lose yourself in the new single.
Setec has just released Glassworks: Reworks, the third and final single from last year’s stunning Brittle As Bones.
The single is backed by four amazing reworks of the title track by Super Magic Hats, Lovely Head, 0point1, and Norwegian artist Sep Nabi.
Download the single via the Feral bandcamp store here, or listen via the player below.
Setec recently sat down with the wonderful Skydreams to discuss the single and other musical oddities. Read the interview here.
News from the Feral camp….
Following on from the release of his brilliant debut album Brittle as Bones, Setec recently contributed an exclusive piece as part of Ears Have Ears’ ongoing soundtrack series. The long-form ambient piece entitled Jersey Street finds Setec exploring similar terrain as found on his debut EP Longer Letters. The piece was also accompanied by the wonderful artwork pictured above by local artist Leah Jean. Listen to Jersey Street here or via the player below.
In other Feral news the wonderful Mess + Noise have published a track by track breakdown of AFXJIM’s new album Distant detailing the recording process, influences and background of each track. Read the article here.
AFXJIM also recently discussed some of his favourite and most influential albums as part of Cyclic Defrost’s Cyclic Selects. The diverse selection spans from Cold Chisel and Nick Cave, to Manitoba (Caribou) and Tortoise. Check out the full selection here.
Today sees the release of Brittle As Bones, the debut full-length from Sydney artist Setec aka Joshua Gibbs.
This gorgeous album finds Joshua exploring the depths of his distinctive sonic universe, combining found-sound percussion with looped acoustic instruments, long-forgotten samples and cascading vocal layers to create a unique and compelling listen.
Brittle As Bones is a joyous, intimate affair and we couldn’t be happier to share it with you.
Listen/download the album at the Feral bandcamp store here and watch a great video for lead single Water or Concrete below