CUTS

CUTS is the musical project of composer and filmmaker Anthony Tombling Jr.

Describing his debut Village Green project, 'EXIST', Anthony says:

“In 2012 I was involved in a car crash and the resulting shock manifested itself in experiencing sleep paralysis for the first time. I was inspired to try and recreate some of those experiences through music and film. 

It made me view my approach to music in a different way, EXIST is a collection of those visions. With all CUTS material I try to take influence from the non-musical, for instance an abandoned space. There is a stillness with places that are in slow decay. I try to imagine what that would sound like. 

In taking influence from things outside of music I feel my own music becomes less tied to comparison. As a composer working this way has been deeply cathartic.”

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CUTS, composer and filmmaker Anthony Tombling Jr, is set to release music from his experimental film ‘EXIST’ for the first time. This April’s dual release of EPs ‘EXIST 1’ & ‘EXIST 2’ on Village Green will precede a debut album on the label.

“In 2012 I was involved in a car crash and the resulting shock manifested itself in experiencing sleep paralysis for the first time. I was inspired to try and recreate some of those experiences through music and film. It made me view my approach to music in a different way, Exist is a collection of those visions. With all CUTS material I try to take influence from the non-musical, for instance an abandoned space. There is a stillness with places that are in slow decay. I try to imagine what that would sound like? In taking influence from things outside of music I feel my own music becomes less tied to comparison. As a composer working this way has been deeply cathartic.”

- Anthony Tombling Jr

"Dream Voyager is completely influenced by my experiences with sleep paralysis – feeling conscious but locked in your dream world whilst it takes place around you in your paralysed state. It’s like you become a witness to your own dream. It’s a portal of confusion where the narrative is blurred. You become the dream voyager." - Anthony Tombling Jr, CUTS.

Reflecting these experiences, the electric hum, pounding drums and indistinct vocals (Patti Aberhart) of 'Dream Voyager' provide a perfect introduction to the eight tracks that comprise the tenebrous 'EXIST' EPs. Developing the mood of that project even further, Slowdive remould 'Dream Voyager' in their image by adding a pulsating heartbeat and swathes of hazy, atmospheric guitar while Chatwin transforms the tune into a turbulent workout decked with cascading analogue synths and wild, distorted percussion.

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