In the past decade, Ed Tullett has served as a primary songwriter, producer, and contributor on countless records, spanning five projects (including Novo Amor and Hailaker). But with Lowswimmer - his first solo endeavour - he invites us into a world crafted from a vision that’s decidedly his own. Marked by the orchestral opulence Tullett is known for, but paired with a sense of novel intimacy, Lowswimmer’s ‘Red-Eye Effect’ is a collection of songs concerned as much with rearview reflection as they are a hopeful sense of venturing forward.

On ‘Red-Eye Effect’ - featuring many longtime collaborators (S. Carey, Ali Lacey of Novo Amor, Ella Williams of Squirrel Flower, and Jemima Coulter of Hailaker) - Ed Tullett peers into the faded Polaroid of his past and constructs sonic worlds that echo with the auditory artifacts of his late 90s childhood. Synths blip and drone like the soundtrack to the earliest Millennial video game adventures, guitars jangle with the warmth they had resonating against the four bedroom walls of youth. But the nostalgia is paralleled by production that celebrates a future tense. Trumpets usher in the fanfare of the turning century, strings soar into extraterrestrial oblivion, reaching for contact with a forthcoming world. ‘On Red-Eye Effect’ we are always teetering on the edge of looking back and starting over.

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Seen by its current members as less of an artist/band than a fluid, open-ended project, Hailaker (hay-ull-ache-err)’s principal members and founders are Jemima Coulter and Ed Tullett, who work between Bristol and Cardiff. Portland, Oregon-based artist Mike Roth handles artwork, and Ali Lacey (Novo Amor), amongst others, also contribute.

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Novo Amor is Ali Lacey. He lives in Cardiff, in a house that’s part-home, part-studio, a place where the distant chatter of a party across the street, Bonfire Night fireworks and the seagulls that congregate on the building site next door bleed into his recordings. Ed Tullett has co-written almost all of Novo Amor’s material since mid-2014, and continues to arrange and tour with the live band.

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Tolari is Ed Tullett and Auryn Waring (Shinamo Moki), friends since school, artists in their own right. Unable to meet in person, they recorded remotely, Ed in his home studio to the west of Cardiff, Wales; Auryn in an apartment in the Xuhui district of Shanghai, China. The music (to be released via Nettwerk Records) is as much Shadow of the Colossus, Final Fantasy, or Silent Hill as it is Zimmer, Vangelis, or Salisbury & Barrow, delicately weaving game soundtracks and cinematic scores with the threads of Portico Quartet, Holy Other, and ‘Immunity’-era Jon Hopkins. This evocative, propulsive, entirely instrumental tapestry finds strength in its polyphonic, wide-screen diversity.

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Lissom is a collaborative project between French pianist & composer Julien Marchal and British songwriter Ed Tullett. Their self-titled debut record, released in 2018, is a melting-pot of beautiful songs, dark poetic lyrics and instrumental flourishes, a record fit for a quiet, lightless room, with 2022’s follow-up ‘Eclipses’ adding deep electronic instrumentation and further fleshed-out orchestral accompaniment.

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Ed Tullett also co-writes and produces for other artists, including Aaron Smith, Oliver Spalding (Memorial), Heka, Jemima Coulter and many others.