The brilliance of Sydney musician Tim Fitz first came to my attention earlier this year when he played at a friend's birthday. After doing some investigation, I got hold of his first release, The Infinite Space EP and have been keeping close tabs on his progress ever since.
Plenty has happened in the short time since, with Tim setting out on a quest to play at every venue in Sydney, while also reaching the final of the FBi Northern Lights competition.
Meanwhile, he's secretly been working away at a second, slightly longer EP. Recorded on his laptop at his home over a few short weeks, Beforetime is a gem. A master of countless instruments, Tim uses looping to create a variety of different soundscapes. He's pretty much a musical version of Macgyver.
Beforetime covers a lot of ground over its eight, short tracks. You want emotive? Give "Doubtface" or "Blanket of Love" a try. If you prefer smooth and laid-back, then "Hold Back a Second" might be for you. There are even piano-only interludes! "The Line" is probably the EP's standout -"“ frantic and fast-paced, quite a change from his usual sound. This one caught me a little by surprise, in a very nice way.
This is a brilliant young talent with many more ideas to share. In a year which has already reaped two EPs already, perhaps he'll have another one done by Christmas. Fingers crossed.
You can download Beforetime on Tim's bandcamp here.