(GPR, Resource, Satellite, Ill) producing music that regularly sought out the extreme. Always with a foot in the possibilities of electronic music, Wright would nonetheless explore the organic with his band Sand (he is a founder member) and the hinterland between house and techno with his Moondog project.
By 2002 Wright had jettisoned the various aliases and signed to novamute. His first single release, Searcher, was critically applauded for it’s innovative stylings that welded the sweeping sound of classic Detroit and the anglophile garage beat. By mid 2003 he had locked himself into the studio to conceive an album that would eventually become Thirst.
Recorded between September- November 2003 and featuring vocal contributions from Juice Aleem and Toastie Tailor who Wright had worked with previously on New Flesh for Ninjatune. The album is entitled Thirst as Tim abstained from alcohol consumption during the final stages of inception, the 11 tracks develop the theme from his previous single releases for novamute. Unique and fresh, it takes on the classic techno sound melding it with the urban bounce of the garage beat to produce something totally fresh, exciting and very filthy.
Opening with the haunting Kick The Door In, that echoes the fucked-up Electro jazz tinged output of Carl Craig, the album soon develops an intriguing theme. The Ride and it’s ragga influenced vocal, gives way to the mutant funk of Flatliner before moving on to the ambience of Flatliner (Echo) and the bass heavy rumble of Dust. Original and unique, Thirst is a refreshing and extremely innovative electronic album that will see Wright proclaimed as a true master.
1.) Kick The Door In
3.) The Ride
6.) Control Freak
9.) Flatliner (Echo)
+ Hidden track: There But For The Grace
A1.) Kick The Door In
A2.) The Ride
D1.) Control Freak
6/2/04 – Comix, Teplice, CZECH REP
7/2/04 – Abaton, Prague, CZECH REP
27/2/04 – Ageha, Tokyo, JAPAN
5/3/04 – Freakin' @ the Railway Institute, York, UK
28/4/04 – Mute night @ Triptych Fest, Edinburgh, UK
29/4/04 – Mute night @ Triptych Fest, Aberdeen, UK
30/4/04 – Mute night @ Triptych Fest, Glasgow, UK