Nimble Animal was created in early 2011 as a way for Dominic Stephens to experiment with live looping, solo performance and other alternative methods of recording and playing live. After playing a few shows in early 2011 with Kyu and for the Brisbane Artist Run Initiative Festival, Nimble Animal was pushed aside so Dom could focus on other projects he was involved in. Now in the midst of 2012, Nimble Animal has finally released his Debut album "Dumb Dirge". With sounds growing in comparison to more synth based bedroom artists such as Jürgen Müller, Sun Araw, Maria Minerva & Peaking Lights, the album features a lot of new experimentation within Dom's recording process including tape machine processing and manipulation, circuit bending, analogue drum machines and intentionally distorted instruments. Dumb Dirge is now out as a free downloadable mixtape through Hipbones Records in Brisbane and is soon to be released on cassette through Melbourne based collective Fallopian Tunes.
released 11 July 2012
Written, performed and produced by Nimble Animal (Dominic Stephens, 2012)
Mastered by Julian Knowles at Gasworks Studios, Brisbane, Australia.
Artwork By Katie Martin (X in O)
Out on Hipbones/Fallopian Tunes Tuesday July 10th, 2012