Transient Visitor – TV1
Format: Colour LP
Catalogue No.: SUBEX00024
Release Date: 12th February 2021
Transient Visitor are Alex Cargill and Martin Jensen of The Central Office of Information and The Home Current respectively. Formed in March 2020 when most of Europe was deep in lockdown due to Covid-19, Alex and Martin decided that the music should still flow, thus forming Transient Visitor and setting out on a mission to record a collaborative album together-apart in Kent, UK, and Luxembourg on the continent. TV1 is the first instalment from this process. Eight tracks unlocked and now being released into an uncertain world in the humble hope that it might help bring smiles to ears. TV1 is dedicated to Ray Cargill (1951-2020), Alex's father who sadly fell victim to Covid-19 and passed away earlier in the year. Martin: "I think it’s fair to say that both Alex and I enjoyed the process very much. I was personally surprised how fast we actually managed to create something which - to us at least - was meaningful and as I was initially preparing for a long haul collab, pinging tracks back and forth, it was amazing to discover that things just came together rather effortlessly. I really love the immediacy and ‘simplicity’ of the result. I like to believe we’ve left room for the listener, for them to be able to ‘enter’ the music and take it in whichever direction they like, based on when they’re listening or how they feel when they do. To paraphrase, I like to think we haven’t spelled everything out too much but left plenty of space for personal interpretation. Also from a personal perspective it has been an absolute honour to be able to work with - and learn from - one of today’s leading lights on the electronic music scene - Alex is a musical genius and a production superpower!" Alex: "Likewise - I would say that it was great fun and a privilege to work with Martin on this project. Martin is renowned not just for the quality of his productions, but also for the sheer quantity of material that he produces. Normally, I'm a slow producer and I tend to get caught up in all the minutiae of the process. However, with Transient Visitor I knew that I needed to pick up the pace considerably to keep up with Martin. This turned out to be such a liberating process and - as Martin mentioned - we churned out 16 tracks in about 2 months. We didn't get bogged down in the process and we just churned out fun, quick riffs and melodies without overthinking things. The way we worked was that one of us would create the basis for a track, email it across and see what the other person could add to it. For most tracks it was that simple - we loved what the other person added and so hardly any post-editing or tweaking was needed. I think the end results speak for themselves - the tracks are fun and groovy. We both have deep roots in hip hop, electro and rave culture and I think that this comes across clearly in the music. In terms of the equipment used, it was mostly a digital production although I did use a few analog synths at this end to add some 'dirt' to the proceedings." 12" silver 180g vinyl edition // Digital Download. Mastered by Andy Miles at StarDelta.
Track list: 1. Survival Of The Phattest 2. Hustleman Cop 3. Stripped City 4. Go For What Spins 5. Broken Mercy 6. Watch The Skies 7. Trip Switch 8. Sidcup Boogie