Brisbane “dehydrated disco” producer Laura Hill explains her faded headspace of dazed electro-wave as “bogans in the Queensland sun – so dehydrated cause the water tastes like shit.” The latest Scraps full-length, TTNIK, draws from a persuasive mood-board of 80’s hairdresser magazines bleaching in the desert, cubist synth-pop, and disaster fascination. Since her debut LP in 2011 – on grit institution Bedroom Suck – Hill’s synthesis of raw rhythms, sequencer intuition, and echo-soaked storytelling has honed and decayed, heatwaving between low-lidded new wave, woozy acid ballads, and alienated karaoke. The eight songs of TTNIK were self-tracked at her home studio, Vibrations (so named for the paper-thin walls that rattle when trucks drive past), allowing her to indulge accident and chance and disregard pressure and polish. Inspired fatalist electronic romantica by and for freed spirits. Mixed by Chelvis. Mastered by Lawrence English. Executive Manipulator: L. Hill. Design by Britt Brown.
NOTE: Vinyl edition available via Moontown Records.