Electronic producer Tipper has been constructing ambient trip-hop productions for the better part of 15 years. In the country for a number of music festivals, Tipper has been boarding with fellow electronic artist, Spoonbill. Youâ€™ve been staying with Jim Moynihan aka Spoonbill; we hope Jimâ€™s being hospitable in every way!!
Absolutely. In my opinion Jim is one of the finest humans gracing the face of this planet, so it's both an honor and a pleasure to hang out with him. Plus he has a really nice face.
On your current Australian trip; have you been searching out local musical talent? Any finds? Australia appears to have a great deal of up and coming talent across a multitude of genres. I have a huge amount of respect for anyone that has a unique creative offering that is clearly of their own volition. Two already established names that come to mind are Spoonbill and Opiuo, who are both completely different and fantastic at what they do.
Aside from straight artist productions, youâ€™ve also dabbled in documentary soundtracks etc ... are you always looking for other avenues to express yourself creativity?â€‚ Absolutely. I just recently finished the music for a new Dr. Who video game that the BBC are releasing.
The current climate of electronic music; where do you see the next big sound or element coming from? Or has the scene fractured so much that niche sub-genres is the way of the future? I have no idea. There are so many variables that effect the trends and changes in music. It does seem as though the sub-genre mentality will prevail for the time being, as it seems to correlate directly with up and coming artists' desire to be responsible for creating something â€˜newâ€™, hence the constant changing of names for music that could just as easily be lumped into a much smaller grouping of genres.
Tipper headlines Earth Frequency at Landcruiser Mountain Park, on the Sunshine Coast, February 17-20. earthfrequency.com.au