tim coster is a melbourne-based tone magician who hails from auckland. he has created spheres of intricately detailed sound for labels including room40 and pseudoarcana, and has a number of releases on his own fictitious sighs and CLaudia imprints.
gemini marks a slight departure in tim’s work, which is anchored by his signature drift. using mixer feedback as the basis for gemini and gemini II and ring modulated field recordings for you and luck and heavy portamento for river sequence, tim bridges the gap between the likes of ian middleton and christoph heemann. repetition and movement bring shifts in pace and texture across the four quietly thoughtful pieces.
"i had a sudden visual flash of a black ocean with huge omnipresent glass-like icebergs humming with sound. something bleak but beautiful" - happy_greeneyes
"Edition of only 50 copies cassette from this Melbourne-based tone scientist and big VT fave: a whole other world of lonely synth hymnals that touch on the distant emotional appeal of Ian Middleton and Andrew Chalk while taking repetitive angel tones into the realms of Charlemagne Palestine’s strumming music. Aspects of a more ‘kosmische’ Mirror give way to heavenly 3am early Aphex-style translucent ambient with a weirdo hazy kick drum and a hazy, slow-motion atmosphere. Hermetic bedroom hypnotics at the apex of high. Highly recommended!" - Volcanic Tongue