Tellus // Edge of the Earth EP
Following a string of releases on Context Audio, Regression Media, Modern Conveniences, and a contribution to Locked Concept's recent various artist EP, Tellus closes the year out with his 'Edge of the Earth' EP. Each track from this release holds a strong personal meaning for Tellus and is reflective of changes in his own life and the global events that have made 2020 such a tumultuous year.
The track list for Edge of the Earth is in chronological order, beginning with the earliest written track, 'Black Swan'. A spaced out and dub-infused piece written during a period of planning for an approaching life change, Black Swan draws upon excitement and anticipation. The mood shifts as the melancholy tones of 'Haze' roll in, inspired by the anxiety and distress of seeing Australia's East Coast burn and capital cities engulfed in smoke.
The second half of the EP relates to the producer's new life in Tasmania, an awe-inspiring land that feels hidden away from the world's troubles at the southern edge of Australia. 'Double Helix' encompasses the wonder of the landscapes and the journey south from the mainland. The contrasting elements of ‘Knocklofty’ close the EP, this track representing the comfort in calling a new place home while still missing aspects and people of one's old life.
While Edge of the Earth holds strong personal meanings for Tellus, the intentions are that individual listeners can attach their own personal meaning to each piece of music.